tag: maps


March 30, 2011

Posted by in handmade

jason laferrera
jason laferrera
la ferrera
jason laferrera
jason laferrera
my mister loves maps. he uses them to plan his route for bike rides and loves to weave together all of the little connected back roads that he never knew existed. we have a large map hanging over our desk and most afternoons we’ll meet there so i can learn about his planned adventure. he likes them so he can ‘study the land’ (what a guy-thing). i like them because they bring a certain kind of ‘smart’ look to an area (what a girl-thing). when i saw jason laferrera’s take on maps over at design*sponge yesterday, i knew i wanted to make sure you didn’t miss them! he takes historical maps and pieces them together to make these woodland wonders. how beautiful!

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Decorating with Vintage Maps

September 28, 2010

Posted by in home decor

As you know from Bonnie’s previous posts she’s been busy packing up to move to Colorado Springs! So I’m stopping by today with an easy decorating idea that I’ve noticed popping up here and there in the blogosphere over the last few years. In honor of Bonnie’s move, the idea centers around vintage maps. With a little research I found some examples that I’ve shown below.

{making it pretty and functional}

Having maps and globes around the home are particularly great if you have small kids – this can be the start of some early geography lessons and will likely get them interested in learning what life is like in the rest of the world. I know when I was little I always loved looking at maps and imagining the trips I might take and the people I might meet some day.

{New York Times with photos by Tom Cenicol}


If this decorating idea is right up your alley, Ebay is a great place to find vintage maps. And of course you’ll find some great ones on Etsy too, including this one below from Etsy shop Banana Strudel.

I’ve moved around a fair bit over the years, so I know it can be really exciting but also tough as you settle in from place to place. Bonnie, I hope your travels over the next while are enjoyable and that you meet many lovely new people!

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