Friday, June 10, 2011

Maps!

Blythe - 

I'm so happy that Emily liked our ideas for her nursery. My bedroom at my parents house was pool and red when I was college, so I love her color scheme. And that mobile! Would it be weird to have that in my bedroom as a 29 year old?

Lately I've been thinking more and more about starting a map collection. I have several in our apartment already and I find myself collecting map ideas from the internet all the time. I think it would be so cool to have a 'map room' one day (you know, when I have extra rooms). But I also think it would be nice to have them spread throughout our home. 

I thought I would put together a little collection of what I've run into so far. Thoughts?

Happy Friday!

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PS... 
  • I'm loving Atlantic-Pacific's outfits. I wish she could style me. I love her skills in layering.
  • Have you seen the yummy duds on Libby Story?
  • Can't wait to see you this weekend!

9 comments:

  1. Already ordered the world poster, have the Ork one, am dying over the Metro poster...and gasp...that other DC poster has parts of Arlington in it!

    PS Why are maps so fantastic?!

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  2. So glad you like them. I have the Ork and a water color of our neighborhood, but am dying for the rest. What is this 'Arlington' you speak of ? :-)

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  3. Is it okay for men to comment here? Don't mind if I do. I love maps and have been admiring them from my childhood bedroom wall (US political, pushpins) to my college dorm (metro Detroit, dorm-issued tacky gum). When Claudine moved in with me, she stepped it up a notch. We framed (thank you, IKEA) different nautical maps with significance: one of my home state's Mackinaw Straight (Michigan), one of Claudine's childhood Chesapeake Bay and one from where we met (and lived at the time): Boston Harbor. The nautical prints looked great and due to the nature of the map, the locations were vague enough to be subtle. As a bonus they made for large pieces and very inexpensive "art."

    As someone who grew from a young map nerd into a slightly older map nerd, I am wondering if other map lovers also love flags the way I do. I have a theory that map lovers are prone to be flag lovers as well.

    And on that note, happy belated Flag Day.

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  4. This is what I mean by nautical map, by the way:
    http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/14880.shtml

    The technical navigation maps. Not just a map with sailboats on it. they can be quite large, but you can cut them to your preferred frame size.

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  5. Yay, Brian! I'm loving a comment from a guy! What a wonderful idea to have nautical maps from places you've been.... inexpensive, large artwork is right! Growing up I had a friend who's parents had covered their kitchen walls with them. I thought (and still think) its the coolest!

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  6. Check out the map in the link below. It's hilarious and, potentially, offensive. Love!

    http://www.makehappyblog.com/2011/05/12/mappin-it-out/

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  7. Wow, S. That is funny! Thanks for the tip!

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  8. For your next project you two can help me with my bathroom! I've been meaning to get around to working on it...

    I painted it black and added a bird shower curtain (of course) and some French bath accesories, but then somehow the DC gear got thrown in there (including that metro pic and a Mary Belcher watercolor, both hung too high (that's what she said?!) - I swear are you my sisters from another mother?! or perhaps I just have a shopping problem...).

    So then I was thinking a DC theme and bought the shower curtain, but then wondered if it was theme overload, so never hung it up.

    Now it's a big mish-mash mess, just like my brain and I just shut the door. Thoughts?!

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  9. Leslie! So sorry for the late reply on this! We'd love to help with your bathroom (which already sounds great!). Do you think that you could send some pics to besties@75thandsedgwick.com?

    Thanks!
    B

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