My 5-year-old showed almost zero percent interest in maps until we went on vacation to a beach town. Suddenly, it was very important that she be the holder of the map at all times.
Her newfound awareness about the world around her made me appreciate the genius behind Soft Cities even more.
(“mapkins”!). You simply write in the address you want mapped out while
ordering; that’s where the designers will put a big “I Am Here,”while the rest of your neighborhood–or about a 2-mile radius–is drawn
out from there. You can even add more markers to the map, like where
Grandma’s house or school are located.
Soft Cities uses open source data
and artistry to create rainbow-colored rivers on the pink blanket, or dark Tron-like maps on the blue one–very cool. Plus, everything is made with the softest fleece or cotton and entirely toxic-free dyes.
Here’s to the mapmakers. -Lexi
Also check out yesterday’s post on a whole different take on maps on quilts. We’re sensing a trend!