i’m jealous of emily fischer {haptic lab}

♥ City map quilts. Paris, New York, San Francisco… and your home town!

Gasp! So gorgeous! They are made by Haptic Lab, in Brooklyn. The company was started by architect/textiles designer Emily Fischer in 2009, but the “soft-maps” were originally part of an academic experiment in tactile wayfinding {2002}; the quilts were inspired by Emily’s mother, Peggy, who had begun losing her eyesight from complications of glaucoma.

There are cities from all of the world available on their website, BUT you can get them to make custom quilts! Your favorite runs at your local ski hill, your tiny town, or have your house/address sewn right onto your street! YES!!! {This is in bold so that you don’t skim over it, because you would hate to miss this part… I just know it.}

I already said Gasp, right? I just moved back to my tiny little home town, and you probably can’t guess how badly I want my town map laid across my bed!!! {Answer: Badly!}

But wait, there’s more… what better way to teach your baby a little local geography:

Love. So, so, so much.

{via Design Crush}

comments (16)

  1. laura redburn /// 01.31.2013 /// 9:21am

    oh my. LOVE these!!

  2. Marine /// 01.31.2013 /// 12:29pm

    So beautiful in white!

  3. the jealous curator /// 01.31.2013 /// 2:03pm

    yes! i love the white on white so so so much!

  4. Tracey /// 01.31.2013 /// 2:57pm

    Oh…..w.o.w !!! White. Definitely white !

  5. Rosa @ FLUTTER FLUTTER /// 02.01.2013 /// 12:08pm

    LOVE!!! The white ones are my favorites, so subtle, yet so obvious once you know! Kind of like the FedEx logo and the hidden arrow. FAVE logo EVER. 😉 I digress…

  6. the jealous curator /// 02.01.2013 /// 1:20pm


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  8. sue /// 02.03.2013 /// 9:36pm

    Love these!

  9. Seppe Slabbinck /// 02.11.2013 /// 6:05am

    creative with maps!

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  11. Jennifer /// 02.26.2013 /// 3:28pm

    What a fabulous idea! Beautiful!

  12. Kaibrina /// 03.27.2013 /// 1:38pm

    good ideas are contageous
    Anna Von Mertens has been doing this for Years


  13. the jealous curator /// 03.27.2013 /// 8:08pm

    oh yes, similar technique… different subjects ; )

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