Wall calendar Photosynthesis

Buy a unique wall calendar of A2-size photographs of flower still lifes supplemented by drawings and poems. The calendar was one year in the making. You can pre-order the calendar for a special price, with CZK 150 going to support the Proměny Foundation.

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Praha, Hlavní město Praha, Česká republika

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How did it begin?

Květinové lahůdkářství (Flower Deli) loves SOFFA and SOFFA loves Květinové lahůdkářství, so we decided to have a love child. And just like a real baby, it will take almost a year before it sees the light of day. Here in the Czech Republic we have not run across a really nice and well-designed calendar for many years. One dark autumn evening we got the idea to create such a calendar for people, their walls and perhaps even their even pets. The first photo was taken in November 2014 and last one will be taken in early October of this year.

 

Cover - Photosynthesis 2016

What is our objective?

We want a beautiful, extraordinary calendar that will be a delight to look at every single day during 2016. The calendar has been designed so that the large photographs (free of numbers or text) can be removed and framed like a picture. Each of the twelve flower still lifes will embody the atmosphere of each specific month. We will donate a part of the proceeds – CZK 150 from each purchased or pre-ordered calendar – to the Proměny Foundation, which has been striving for the past ten years to make our country more beautiful and, by doing so, make even us more beautiful, especially on the inside.

 

Photosynthesis: April 2016

Details

The calendar will be printed on high-quality, A2-size Fedgrigoni brand paper (150 g/m2). A separate sheet of paper will back each photograph, and this sheet will contain the numbers, a poem and a botanical drawing of one of the flowers appearing in the still life. As the sheet will be slightly longer than the photograph, the printed numbers will be visible under the photograph. This design will keep the photograph clean, allowing you to mount and frame it. All photos in calendar by talented Lina Németh.

  

Poster Roses, format A2, matte paper

... and a little something extra

6 CO2 + 12 H2O → C6H12O6 + 6 O2 + 6 H2O

Photosynthesis is the basic chemical process in green plants thanks to which we can live. Photosynthesis is also the name of a unique calendar that could not have been created without photosynthesis. LONG LIVE PHOTOSYNTHESIS!

 

Photosynthesis: December 2016

Who are we?

SOFFA magazine

We are a young bi-monthly magazine that tries to find the best and the most beautiful in the Czech Republic and Central Europe: sophisticated design, inspirational stories about people, unknown interiors and the hidden beauties of places worth visiting. SOFFA is mainly about inspiration. Each issue has original content based on original photographs. The first issue of the magazine was published on-line in December 2013. The first printed issue was published in February 2015. An iPad version of SOFFA has existed since April 2015. The printed version is published in English only; the iPad version in both Czech and English. We at SOFFA know how to enjoy the ordinary and small things in life – learn how with us!

Květinové lahůdkářství (Flower Deli)

We are two enthusiasts who love gardening and flowers. All of the flowers that appear in our bouquets have been grown in our garden without chemicals or artificial fertilizers or collected sparingly from the countryside around the town of Žebrák. In our bouquets we like to let the natural beauty of the flowers come across. We are also interested in the atmosphere that can be conveyed using seasonal flowers. As curators we peruse what nurseries and the countryside have to offer and choose the most beautiful flower delicacies, which then appear in our bouquets. It is a never-ending search and a joyous endeavour.

Proměny Foundation

The Proměny Foundation is a Czech private non-profit organisation which, since 2006, has been helping to transform the urban environment with the involvement of local people and to raise public awareness about architecture, landscaping and the impact our surroundings can have on us. We involve students of architecture and art schools in projects. This is a chance for them to work on real assignments and to put the knowledge gained in their studies into practice. We believe that a high-quality – that is, a beautiful, healthy and functional – urban environment has a positive impact on all of us.

 

Anemone coronaria / Botanical drawing from the calendar

Why are we doing it?

We simply believe in beauty – not only of things, but also of fleetingness of moments and of the transiency of the seasons. Beauty that can in fact be captured through photography. We are of the opinion that beautiful and genuinely made things cultivate us when we come into contact with them. The costs associated with printing the calendar are high. For this reason we have decided to finance the first edition with your help. Printing on high-quality, large-format paper constitutes a major part of the costs (about CZK 90,000). Packaging the calendar so that it gets to you safely and undamaged is also a big expense (CZK 50 per piece). As the calendar aims to show flowers growing in each season, work on it is taking place over the course of the year. It requires a team of people who do the flower arrangements, styling, photography and production. There are other costs as well, such as petrol and materials. Furthermore, as mentioned above, we would also like to donate CZK 150 to the Proměny Foundation from each calendar sold. Creating such a calendar is a lot of fun, but a lot of hard work as well!

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  • 5 Wallpaper for mobile phones / tablets/ desktop from the calendar photos

    Wallpaper for your mobile, tablet or computer from one of most beautiful calendar photos. We will send the wallpaper directly to your e-mail.

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 7.69
    (CZK 200)
  • 4 A2 poster of one of the photos from the calendar


    A poster made from a photo from the calendar:  A2 format, quality matte paper, 150 g/m2 

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    You can pick the poster up in person at this year’s Designblok (from 22 to 27 October) or we will post it in a tube to your address (postage across the Czech Republic included; postage abroad not included).

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 19.22
    (CZK 500)
  • 63 Photosynthesis calendar

    A unique wall calendar with photographs of flower still lifes in A2 format with additional drawings and poems. The photographs were taken over the course of the year. 

    By this contribution, you are already purchasing the calendar, which we will send right to your door beautifully wrapped. 
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    You can pick the calendar up in person at this year’s Designblok (from 22 to 27 October) or at one of our SOFFA vendors (www.soffamag.com/stockists), or we can send it directly to you (postage not included).

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 34.59
    (CZK 900)
  • 15 Photosynthesis calendar and Roses poster

    A unique wall calendar with photographs of flower still lifes in A2 format with additional drawings and poems. The photographs were taken over the course of the year. 

    By this contribution, you are already purchasing the calendar, which we will send right to your door beautifully wrapped.  

    Roses poster, A2 format, 150 g matte paper. 
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    You can pick the calendar and poster up in person at this year’s Designblok (from 22 to 27 October) or at one of our SOFFA vendors (www.soffamag.com/stockists), or we can send it directly to you (postage not included).

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 46.12
    (CZK 1,200)
  • Sold out!! Helping out at the Flower Deli garden for a day

    A one-day internship at Flower Deli – great vegetarian food served throughout the day.

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 57.65
    (CZK 1,500)
  • 3 SOFFA subscription and Roses poster

    Annual subscription to SOFFA magazine: 
    www.soffamag.com 
    Regular subscription price: CZK 1600. 

    And a Roses poster, A2 format, 150 g matte paper. 

    (Postage across the Czech Republic included; postage abroad not included.)

    Reward delivery: In a week

    EUR 61.49
    (CZK 1,600)
  • 30 from 30 Photosynthesis calendar, an issue of SOFFA and a seed mix of annuals from Flower Deli

    A one-of-a-kind combination: a Photosynthesis calendar, an issue of SOFFA of your choice and the seeds of a variety of annuals mixed just for you at Flower Deli. 

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    You can pick up the calendar and the issue of SOFFA in person at this year’s Designblok (from 22 to 27 October) or at one of our SOFFA vendors (www.soffamag.com/stockists), or we can send it directly to you (postage not included).

    Reward delivery: In a month

    EUR 84.55
    (CZK 2,200)
  • 9 from 10 A bouquet by Flower Deli, the Photosynthesis calendar and the Roses poster

    An original bespoke bouquet by Flower Deli, a signed Photosynthesis calendar and a Roses poster (A2 format). 

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    You can pick the calendar and poster up in person at this year’s Designblok (from 22 to 27 October) or at one of our SOFFA vendors (www.soffamag.com/stockists), or we can send it directly to you (postage not included).

    Bouquet delivery in and around Prague

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 115.30
    (CZK 3,000)
  • Sold out!! • Dinner at Flower Deli with SOFFA and Flower Deli

    A dinner with SOFFA and Flower Deli at Flower Deli. 

    The reward includes the Photosynthesis calendar with a personal inscription. 
     

    Reward delivery: In half a year

    EUR 192.16
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 5 from 5 Gurmánsko-květinový večer

    Na ty, kteří milují jídlo, květiny, krásně vyzdobený interiér i vybranou společnost, čeká Gurmanský večer v Květinovém lahůdkářství za účasti SOFFA. Mimořádné menu o několika chodech sestaví a vlastnoručně uvaří  Darina Křivánková. Jídlo bude doplněno o vybraná francouzská vína z oblasti Languedoc a ke slovu se dostane i pec Mojmír, na které se dá i poležet. 

    Součástí odměny je i kalendář Photosynthesis s osobním věnováním.

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 192.16
    (CZK 5,000)
  • 3 from 3 A unique photo portrait with flower décor from SOFFA and Flower Deli

    For those who long for a portrait styled by SOFFA and decorated with flowers by Flower Deli. 

    A part of the proceeds from the calendar will be donated to the Proměny Foundation – see project description. 

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    You can pick the calendar up in person at this year’s Designblok (from 22 to 27 October) or at one of our SOFFA vendors (www.soffamag.com/stockists), or we can send it directly to you (postage not included).

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 384.32
    (CZK 10,000)
  • 1 from 1 Wedding / event package from Flower Deli and SOFFA

    Are you preparing a wedding or special event? Flower Deli will prepare the flower decorations and SOFFA will photograph the event in SOFFA style.

    Reward delivery: In a year

    EUR 1,345.12
    (CZK 35,000)
  • 0 Personalised edition of the Photosynthesis calendar

    The wall calendar is the ideal Christmas gift for employees, clients or business partners.  


    We will prepare your own unique printed series of Photosynthesis calendars with a customised package with your logo or name. 

    (The price is calculated for an order of 500 calendars.) 

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    (Postage within the Czech Republic included; postage abroad not included.)

    Reward delivery: In a quarter

    EUR 4,611.84
    (CZK 120,000)