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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: January 2012

When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.
Charles M. Schwab

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: December 2011

“God is in the details.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This wonderful model is done by Mr.Shoji Tsuchiya. Please visit his blog, too.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: November 2011

There is no reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs

There won’t be a road on the way because a road is where you walked along.
No existing road that you can see is yours.
But as long as you have a heart, you’ve gotta follow it.
I am following my heart.

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: October 2011

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas A. Edison

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I’ve got a few concept designs waiting to be published, but I haven’t had time to prepare the posts. Maybe one post in a few days I hope.


Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: September 2011

We don’t grow older, we grow riper.
Pablo Picasso

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Calendar Desktop Wallpaper: August 2011

A drop of knowledge is greater than an ocean of strength.

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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: 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: 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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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: 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: May 2009

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One of my favorite quotes.


Got no time to spare?

Creating time is one kind of creativity.