Splash calendar: 12 months of hopes and fears

“Imagine a room where the past, the present and the future are fused together. Room 2013 becomes a metaphor for life where the seemingly opposite exist and thrive together. It contains a whisper, a pause, a limbo, a rebellion, a surrender, a requiem, a desire and more. It’s the stillness in the midst of chaos; it’s the silence in a deafening noise; it’s the Big Bang following which, life began.”

What started out a a way of keeping time and scheduling in appointments has become a vehicle for art. We no longer need to hang calendars on our wall, but that’s exactly what makes them an item of luxury. Splash, the Middle East’s largest fashion retailer, produces an annual calendar that’s more like a series of 12 phenomenal artworks, this year based around the theme Room 2013.

Splash calendar 2013

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Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13
Splash Calendar '13

If Orwell’s Room 101 houses your deepest fear, Room 2013 houses the philosophical and ethical questions on the minds of 12 ultra-talented photographers. Each month in the calendar has it’s own room, it’s own story, it’s own visually breathtaking image.

Just one of the stories – that of December – is quoted above. Read them all at Splash’s interactive calendar at that link. You can also find the full set of calendar images at the gallery.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.