You may have noticed from some previous posts that I’m obssessed with all things numerical this month. Now if I’d pay as much attention to the growing number at the bottom of my Visa statement…

Anyways, Oscar Diaz is a product designer based in London who applies ideas to objects, furniture and spaces, both on commissioned and self-initiated projects. He designed this Ink Calendar that uses the capillary action of ink spreading across paper to display the date. A jar of ink, with the month marked on it, is placed on a special piece of paper with the day numbers embossed in one continuous line. Slowly, the ink spreads until the month is over. The ink colours are based on a spectrum, which relate to a “colour temperature scale”, each month having a colour related to our perception of the weather for that month. Ranging from dark blue in December to three shades of green in spring and orange/red in the summer.

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