I’m always on the lookout for cool laser cut or etched projects, so when I found these great wooden maps of U.S. lakes from Below the Boat, I was blown away. They’re made to be bathymetric charts (the underwater equivalent of a topographic map), so each layer is laser cut as its own piece and then glued.
Of course the Great Lakes maps are the best looking, but maybe I’m biased?
I’ve been seeing a lot of old educational charts repurposed as home decor lately. I’m a big fan of this look for an office or studio. Beyond looking awesome, there’s huge design inspiration potential in these charts as well. I feel a project coming on…
I spent much of yesterday working on a project that involved repurposing maps and it got me thinking about all of the great ways maps can be used. Here are some other neat map/globe projects I came across.
Last fall, I spent much of my free time watching Twin Peaks. I suppose it’s a combination of plaid and eeriness that makes the series seem distinctly autumnal to me. I began this post intending to write about fashion inspired by Twin Peaks and to unveil the t-shirt I just completed. However, when I was searching for images of characters, I found instead an abundance of awesome fan art.