Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I love maps.
Where I am sitting right now is sometimes called the map room.
I love to know where I am going.
Navigation is my job on car trips,
but I am not so good on the iphone directions.
I much prefer the real thing.

You have got to admit that these furniture pieces covered in maps are very clever.

I have seen rooms wallpapered with old nautical maps.

And look at this room from the October 2010 House Beautiful; it was designed by Daniel Sachs. a bloomsbury life (one of my regular reads) showcased this room on her blog.

a wider view of the room
Imagine reading stories at bedtime with that expansive map on the wall.
Exciting
Travels
Adventure
House Beautiful, October 2010.
Interiors by Daniel Sachs. Photos by Ngog Minh Ngo.)

I have seen trays decoupaged with more old maps.

Of course I have many maps on my walls,

but maps on furniture - this is a first.

I saw the mapped furniture on Elements of Style here - the creator is Bryonie Porter here.

Something I might attempt sometime

for a dear girl I know who is REALLY into maps too.

You got it - the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Maps are her latest dorm decoration.

2 comments:

Miss Is said...

what could be more wonderful than maps? a window to the world....xox

Pigtown-Design said...

LOVE maps! Especially old nautical charts. I worked for the Chesapeake Bay FOundation and had an office papered with all of the charts of the Bay!

xo