The Japanese design studio Kosho Tsuboi Design, with Hironao Tsuboi at the helm, combine the tactility of a physical wall calendar with the intelligence of technology, creating a future where even paper connects to the internet. Their new product, the Magic Calendar, is an e-paper calendar that syncs with a smartphone to display your schedule.
The project is associated with Google’s Android Experiments, which appears to be a Japanese program in which creators can pitch ideas for Android-centered gadgets. In this case, the calendar relies on a custom Android app, and, judging off the below video, uses Google Calendar for syncing.
The smart calendar is anti-reflective and can be viewed from all angles, and lasts up to three months on a single charge. The team at Kosho Tsuboi Design believe that as technology continues to advance, the boundary between analog and digital things will disappear.
The Magic Calendar was on display in Japan earlier this month and was chosen to be further developed, so maybe someday we’ll see it in our homes or offices, at least in Japan.