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Life Balance Calendar

Product Design | Psychology | Type Design

As a starting point for creating balance, happiness and success in your life, Life Balance Calendar is the perfect tool to begin your journey. Using this tool, you will be able to reflect and understand the patterns of your daily lifestyle


Reflecting on my lifestyle, I realised that I was focusing too much on work while not giving enough attention to my health, wellbeing and social aspects of my life. I decided, as part of a typography course, to design a life balance calendar.

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A visualisation tool for self assessment using colored sand:

The idea is to fill each initially empty month bottle on a daily-basis with colored sand according to how you spend your day. Each sand color represents a certain area in life (ex: Health/Fitness, Family, Career, Personal Growth & Fun) At the end of each month, you get a visualization of how balanced your life was during that month. Life balance wheels were the main inspiration of this project.


Physical Quantization of Time


The idea is that by visualizing the color distribution across the sand bottle, we get a more concrete approximate measure of time.

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A simple 1-Step process:


By the end of each day choose 1-2 sand color(s) that best reflect your major accomplishments.


Using the portion regulator facilitates this task. (1 day = 2 portions)


Keep on repeating until reaching the last day of the month.

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Supporting Egyptian Local Crafts:


Materials: Colored Sand, Wood, Recycled Glass Bottles Production: Only worked with local craftsmen to produce the calendar.

1 Bottle for Each Month


12 Bottles wrapped with a silkscreen white sticker that acts as a monthly calendar.

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