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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: April 2011

“Unity is strength…
when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”
Mattie Stepanek

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I really hope Japan will get back on its feet again soon. But we will, if we get together and show our incredible power. I believe that those who are unfortunately not here because of the mishaps must have wanted to see one of this nation’s most beautiful flowers, sakura. So I made the trace of the petals like the north east coast of Japan that was badly affected by the earthquake and tsunami.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: March 2011

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” – George Bernard Shaw

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Some of you might already know from my tweet that I’m planning to visit Milan, Berlin, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris, Cologne and Amsterdam from mid to end of April this year. I’ve been waiting for this chance for such a long long time. I’ll tweet as usual during the stay and post lots of photos I take there on my Flickr. With (a lot) more time and money I would’ve included London, Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki, but maybe or rather definitely next time.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: February 2011

Title “Distance 1/∞”


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: January 2011

Sorry for the delay.


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: December 2010

“Keep on dreaming boy, cause when you stop dreamin’ it’s time to die.”
Shannon Hoon


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You’re right, no snow flake. I like snow, but I also like the sunset in winter. And I guessed you’re kind of tired of those dancing snow flakes in other wallpapers.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: November 2010

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“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
Mark Twain

Yeah, I know it’s ahead of time, but there can be times when I do this in time, right?
This is a great quote I love of Mark Twain.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: October 2010

瀬を速み岩にせかるる滝川のわれても末に逢はんとぞ思ふ
Although a swift stream is divided by a rock in the strong flow,
in the end it unites again.

This is one of my most favorite waka poems I learned in school. It’s from a famous poetry anthology in the Heian period.


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: September 2010

These blessed candles of the night. 
~William Shakespeare

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: August 2010

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Vincent Van Gogh


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: July 2010

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein


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“Life is like a box of …” iPhone Wallpapers

Is it only me who is reminded of square chocolates in a box when looking at the colorful icons on the iPhone screen? No? Then here are iPhone wallpapers that make you think so.


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: May-June 2010

“When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
Ronald Reagan


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Sorry for the delay. So many things have been happening around me and I can’t even timely reply to press request messages. (Those who follow me on Facebook can easily figure out what’s happening though.)


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: April 2010

“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!”
Wallace Stevens


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Phew! I was in time for the beginning of the new month this time.
I like the houses in Kaysersberg (in north-eastern France) and for this calendar I tried to mimic them. Hope you like it.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: March 2010

“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”
Henri Bergson


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: February 2010

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thanks for all the positive comments and requests for calendar wallpapers. Sorry I got late again.
I think I’ll add a few more variations this time on my Flickr later.


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: January 2010

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”
John Pierpont Morgan

Sorry I got late again.
A great quote. This makes me want to get out of a comfy place to challenge new things. So I designed a frosted window seen inside of a room. Let’s get out!


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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: December 2009


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“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

This is one of my most favorite quotes of Einstein.
To me, the most common miracle I see every day is to see my kids, who wouldn’t have been born if I hadn’t met my wife. It’s a miracle to meet them among billions of souls.

By the way, I’m sorry for posting this one so late. I was busy getting things back to normal after the trip to Singapore, where I attended the awarding ceremony of red dot design concept. I posted some photos I took in Singapore on my Flickr, so check them out.

One more apology: the november calendar has the “31st”, which must not exist. Sorry!


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: November 2009

So sorry about the slow update…
This is one of my favorite quotes by Thomas Edison. “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”

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With tons of stuff to do, I haven’t even posted the latest idea. I’ll do it next week I promise. And after that, probably the best post for this year will be here in a few weeks!


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: October 2009

Just in time.

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus

If I’m allowed to design stuff like what I show in this blog not only in my free time but all day long, I’ll definitely do it. Just wondering.


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: September 2009

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Sorry it took so much.
This is one of my favorite quotes that my teacher taught me when I was in 5th grade of elementary school. In Japanese it says like “No genius can compete with someone who’s making continuous efforts”. Since I knew that quote, I try to do what I want to be good at little by little but every single day.


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: August 2009

Finally I was in time for the calendar wallpaper entry for Smashing Magazine.

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And this is another version exclusively for this blog.

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: July 2009

I love this LUNA so much. I tried to make fireworks with it.

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Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: June&July 2009

Sorry for the slow update. In June we have a rainy season in Japan, so the theme is water this time.

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Those who see my Twitter might have already heard, but I was really really sick for more than a week with the severest-ever pain that lasted for a few days. The doctor told me to stop working too hard and to take it easy for a while. Recently I’ve been talked to by many people for very interesting projects and I had never been so busy in my life in the last few months. (Come to think of it, I also took part in some design competitions.) But I decided to get relaxed with much fewer projects than now. (I just remember that a designer also needs some white space in her life.) So please forgive me for declining some of the offers.

Unfortunately, there were a few people I’ve contacted for one project who took advantage of my designs, which I won’t elaborate on, so it might be a good timing to slow down.


Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: May 2009

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One of my favorite quotes.


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