Maps

What come first, the love or the trend? Do people love things because they’re trendy, or do they become trendy because people love them?

Honestly? I don’t care. Maps are pretty awesome regardless, so I thought I’d choose them as today’s theme.

Let’s start with this gorgeous map of children’s literature. Do I even need to say anything else?

From Neverland to Wonderland map £12, The Literary Gift Company

You really can have the world at your feet with these (sorry, couldn’t resist!):

Map footstools £279.17 each, Neiman Marcus

Map footstools £279.17 each, Neiman Marcus

This is another colourful example, combining maps with another popular motif of the moment, butterflies:

Framed map butterfly trio £160, Graham & Green

I’ve seen quite a few map print cushions about, but this is one of my favourites:

Zoffany antique London cushion £50, available at John Lewis

I love Michael Hill’s range of map wrapping paper from Lagom Design, available in a variety of colours and locations:

World map gift wrap by Michael Hill £1.50, Lagom Design

World map gift wrap by Michael Hill £1.50, Lagom Design

And finally, a tiny touch for those who just want to give the briefest of nods to this motif:

Cartographer's Cultured handle £8, Anthropologie

Cartographer’s Cultured knob £8, Anthropologie

So, are you a fan of maps? What’s your favourite travel destination?

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2 thoughts on “Maps

  1. Beautiful selections. Perhaps one of the reasons we are drawn to maps is because our world (from the largest satellite image to the interior of the human mind) becomes symbolic and thus easier to communicate.

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