I posted about my recent trip to Seattle, but what I didn't mention is I brought home a couple souvenirs. I may have fallen in love while in Metsker Maps and had an impulse buy moment... but I'm so glad I did.
I bought the blue world map below. Isn't it cool? I'm sort of obsessed with it. I've always been a fan of typography maps and the ones I found in this store were no exception to my liking. If you click on the image it will make it larger, but I wish I could show you really close up so you can enjoy reading all the smaller words as well.
They also have a United States map.
At Metsker Maps they also have city typography prints. Again I fell in love, so I got a Los Angeles map as well. I don't have a great place for it in mind yet, but I'm already excited for the graphic element it will add to my home. They don't have these maps listed on their website, but here is another source to buy it (they have many cities and color options).
If you like typography maps, but aren't interested in such a bold graphic option, this map below found on Etsy is a beautiful watercolor option.
What do you think of Typographic maps? Do you prefer the bold graphic map or the soothing watercolor?
You may not remember, but I love maps. I can't wait to live in a space that I can put an awesome map up on a wall. And since globes are in the same family, they, as decorations, are growing on me as well. Although I'm not sure I'll ever have my own collection, the pictures shown below make me want to start to keep an eye out for cool looking globes.
I guess I should also admit part of the reason I'm drawn to these photos is because of the super organized, well constructed, contents on these shelves (and yes, all the shelving looks the same... probably from here). But sticking with my current interest of globes - I think I'm drawn to them for many reasons. First off, I love the mix of styles (the second picture is a great example) because it gives the display added interest while still looking coherent. Also, I love pretty things that promote education. I've always enjoyed spinning a globe to see where my finger lands, and in the process learning some geography.
What are your thoughts on globes? Like them as decorations or no?
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I've always had a thing for maps. For some reason I think they are super cool. It may be in part because I grew up overseas, and one of my passions in life is traveling, but regardless, maps are awesome. I have two little boys at home and when we ever move into a house, I'd love to incorporate some sort of map in their future room. Below are some fun inspiration pictures-
A map above a desk is always a good idea.
This map wallpaper makes such a big statement on its own. Because of this, all other aspects of the room are kept more simple.
This may be a less educational option, but I like the how its modern, graphic, and incorporates fun colors onto wood blocks.
And lastly, here we have a map decoupage onto dresser drawers. I like how creative and fun this is.
What cool ways have you seen maps applied into rooms? I'd love more inspiration ideas so feel free to share!