Writing on the Walls

Surrounded by blank walls in a rental apartment, Sunho Choi and Kelly Kim were inspired to create functional artwork that wouldn’t damage the walls and could easily be removed. The husband-and-wife team tapped their architecture and graphic design skills and devised a series of calendars that are applied as decals, directly to the wall. Simple Shapes calendars add graphic punch to any room, and they serve an important purpose: keeping your office and household organized. You can write all your tasks and appointments on the decals, which are made from black chalkboard vinyl. When a new month begins, simply wipe away the old entries and start fresh with a clean slate. Sunho and Kelly’s aesthetic is streamlined and modern, with a touch of whimsy. Their Daily Dot calendar, for example, comes with five charming bird decals that you can perch alongside the days of the month. Each calendar is made to order and includes a chalk ink pen, which works like a paint pen but looks like chalk. You can write more precisely with a chalk ink pen, plus there’s no messy chalk dust to clean. If you’re ready to get more organized, the writing is on the wall!

Simple Shapes

Chalkboard Wall Calendars

Writing on the Walls

Surrounded by blank walls in a rental apartment, Sunho Choi and Kelly Kim were inspired to create functional artwork that wouldn’t damage the walls and could easily be removed. The husband-and-wife team tapped their architecture and graphic design skills and devised a series of calendars that are applied as decals, directly to the wall. Simple Shapes calendars add graphic punch to any room, and they serve an important purpose: keeping your office and household organized. You can write all your tasks and appointments on the decals, which are made from black chalkboard vinyl. When a new month begins, simply wipe away the old entries and start fresh with a clean slate. Sunho and Kelly’s aesthetic is streamlined and modern, with a touch of whimsy. Their Daily Dot calendar, for example, comes with five charming bird decals that you can perch alongside the days of the month. Each calendar is made to order and includes a chalk ink pen, which works like a paint pen but looks like chalk. You can write more precisely with a chalk ink pen, plus there’s no messy chalk dust to clean. If you’re ready to get more organized, the writing is on the wall!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sunho
    Sunho

    Hi! My name is Sunho and I'm one of the founders of Simple Shapes. We are very honored to be today's Daily Grommet! All of our products are designed by us and actually made by us, right here in Northern NJ! The items featured today are some of our most popular designs that have been our top sellers, especially during the new year! We hope you love our designs and we are excited to hear your feedback!

  • Lisa Dubrow
    Lisa Dubrow
    12/19/2011 1:08 PM

    dimensions are not listed??? Small calendar

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/19/2011 1:19 PM

    @Lisa Dubrow: I'm pulling this information over from our details tab. You can find the details tab below the video but above the story.

    Chalkboard Daily Dot Calendar

    Overall Size: 32"w x 32"h

    Chalkboard Wall Calendar with Memo

    Overall Size: 43"w x 27"h

    Small Chalkboard Classic Wall Calendar

    Overall Size: 22"w x 15"h

    Chalkboard Wall Memo

    Overall Size: 20"w x 23"h

    Chalkboard Weekly Wall Calendar

    Overall Size: 33"w x 26"h

  • Karin Goldman
    Karin Goldman
    12/19/2011 1:51 PM

    How do you remove them? And, once removed, can they be re-used?

  • Sunho
    Sunho – Special Guest
    12/19/2011 2:38 PM

    @Karin Goldman : The easiest way to remove decals is to heat up decal with a hair dryer so that it reactivates the adhesive. You should then be able to slowly peel them off the wall.

    The decals are not meant to be reused since during the removal, they may stretch or get damaged.

  • Jamie
    Jamie
    12/19/2011 3:35 PM

    Will they stick to a stainless refrigerator?

  • Sunho
    Sunho – Special Guest
    12/19/2011 3:52 PM

    @Jamie: Yes they work great on Stainless Steel or any other smooth surface!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    12/19/2011 4:00 PM

    1) Do the decals come as one piece, or do you have to line them up by hand?

    2) Any reason one couldn't split, say, the weekly calendar, to fit it onto two 18.5 inch wide panels?

  • Sunho
    Sunho – Special Guest
    12/19/2011 4:44 PM

    @Lisa: The Square calendars are all prearranged so you do not have to line up each box (that saves a lot of time and headaches!) For the Daily Dot Calendar, it is almost just as easy, but there are two sections of circles that you just need to line up.

  • Sunho
    Sunho – Special Guest
    12/19/2011 5:18 PM

    @Lisa: In regards to your second question, YES you could split it and put each half on the 18.5" panels you have!

  • Deb
    Deb
    12/19/2011 7:04 PM

    Where would we be able to find additional chalk ink pens that will not mar the surface?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/19/2011 8:29 PM

    @Deb: Locally, you can check an art supply store, otherwise we do have a 6 color set available.

  •  Steve Brown
    Steve Brown
    5/10/2012 11:52 AM

    Are owners happy with the way the decals lift off of the walls? Is there absolutely no residue?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    5/15/2012 2:09 PM

    @ Steve Brown: Our Grommet partners have this to share: "The decals can be removed by slowly peeling them off. We suggest that you use a hair dryer to warm up the vinyl as you start peeling. That will keep the vinyl from taking off any weak areas of paint. Our decals use a removable adhesive that is non permanent. This means they will not form a permanent bond with your paint. If you use our tip above about decal removal, you should not have any problems."

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Simple Shapes

Chalkboard Wall Calendars

Writing on the Walls

Surrounded by blank walls in a rental apartment, Sunho Choi and Kelly Kim were inspired to create functional artwork that wouldn’t damage the walls and could easily be removed. The husband-and-wife team tapped their architecture and graphic design skills and devised a series of calendars that are applied as decals, directly to the wall.

Simple Shapes calendars add graphic punch to any room, and they serve an important purpose: keeping your office and household organized. You can write all your tasks and appointments on the decals, which are made from black chalkboard vinyl. When a new month begins, simply wipe away the old entries and start fresh with a clean slate.

Sunho and Kelly’s aesthetic is streamlined and modern, with a touch of whimsy. Their Daily Dot calendar, for example, comes with five charming bird decals that you can perch alongside the days of the month. Each calendar is made to order and includes a chalk ink pen, which works like a paint pen but looks like chalk. You can write more precisely with a chalk ink pen, plus there’s no messy chalk dust to clean. If you’re ready to get more organized, the writing is on the wall!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sunho
    Sunho

    Hi! My name is Sunho and I'm one of the founders of Simple Shapes. We are very honored to be today's Daily Grommet! All of our products are designed by us and actually made by us, right here in Northern NJ! The items featured today are some of our most popular designs that have been our top sellers, especially during the new year! We hope you love our designs and we are excited to hear your feedback!

  • Lisa Dubrow
    Lisa Dubrow
    12/19/2011 1:08 PM

    dimensions are not listed??? Small calendar

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/19/2011 1:19 PM

    @Lisa Dubrow: I'm pulling this information over from our details tab. You can find the details tab below the video but above the story.

    Chalkboard Daily Dot Calendar

    Overall Size: 32"w x 32"h

    Chalkboard Wall Calendar with Memo

    Overall Size: 43"w x 27"h

    Small Chalkboard Classic Wall Calendar

    Overall Size: 22"w x 15"h

    Chalkboard Wall Memo

    Overall Size: 20"w x 23"h

    Chalkboard Weekly Wall Calendar

    Overall Size: 33"w x 26"h

  • Karin Goldman
    Karin Goldman
    12/19/2011 1:51 PM

    How do you remove them? And, once removed, can they be re-used?

  • Sunho
    Sunho – Special Guest
    12/19/2011 2:38 PM

    @Karin Goldman : The easiest way to remove decals is to heat up decal with a hair dryer so that it reactivates the adhesive. You should then be able to slowly peel them off the wall.

    The decals are not meant to be reused since during the removal, they may stretch or get damaged.

  • Jamie
    Jamie
    12/19/2011 3:35 PM

    Will they stick to a stainless refrigerator?

  • Sunho
    Sunho – Special Guest
    12/19/2011 3:52 PM

    @Jamie: Yes they work great on Stainless Steel or any other smooth surface!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    12/19/2011 4:00 PM

    1) Do the decals come as one piece, or do you have to line them up by hand?

    2) Any reason one couldn't split, say, the weekly calendar, to fit it onto two 18.5 inch wide panels?

  • Sunho
    Sunho – Special Guest
    12/19/2011 4:44 PM

    @Lisa: The Square calendars are all prearranged so you do not have to line up each box (that saves a lot of time and headaches!) For the Daily Dot Calendar, it is almost just as easy, but there are two sections of circles that you just need to line up.

  • Sunho
    Sunho – Special Guest
    12/19/2011 5:18 PM

    @Lisa: In regards to your second question, YES you could split it and put each half on the 18.5" panels you have!

  • Deb
    Deb
    12/19/2011 7:04 PM

    Where would we be able to find additional chalk ink pens that will not mar the surface?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/19/2011 8:29 PM

    @Deb: Locally, you can check an art supply store, otherwise we do have a 6 color set available.

  •  Steve Brown
    Steve Brown
    5/10/2012 11:52 AM

    Are owners happy with the way the decals lift off of the walls? Is there absolutely no residue?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    5/15/2012 2:09 PM

    @ Steve Brown: Our Grommet partners have this to share: "The decals can be removed by slowly peeling them off. We suggest that you use a hair dryer to warm up the vinyl as you start peeling. That will keep the vinyl from taking off any weak areas of paint. Our decals use a removable adhesive that is non permanent. This means they will not form a permanent bond with your paint. If you use our tip above about decal removal, you should not have any problems."

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.