Double Takes: Nautical and Map Pillows: Salt Labs

My mom is in the midst of redecorating several rooms of her house and I, on the opposite side of the world, have been trying to help. From picture frames to pillows, I’ve lent my hand via e-mailed opinions and shared links of inspiration. During one of my searches, I stumbled upon designer Robbi Lindeman’s site

Salt Labs. I’m absolutely taken by her map and nautical print pillows. Be sure to check out her recent guest post over at Poppytalk, in which she gives a fabulous tutorial on how to make globe garland.

Double Takes: Vintage Panoramic Maps of Italy

  I’m enchanted by these panoramic maps of Italy from 1704. I’ve only visited Italy in brief, Venice for a day in the summer of 2008, but it’s a country I’d like to devote a lot more time to exploring. I’d love to see the Italy depicted in these maps from the Nouveau Theatre D’Italie by Pieter Mortier (1661-1711), a four volume atlas published in Amsterdam.

(found via Retronaut)

Double Takes: Mapbook: Contexture Design

I document my travels in a pocket-sized Moleskine cahier. I have one for each country I’ve visited with memories, notes and sketches from my trip. I just might have to switch to using these Mapbooks by Contexture Design. They’re made from 100% recycled paper and the cover features a unique map.

(found via bltd / image via Contexture Design)

double takes: Typographic Maps: Nancy McCabe

Chicago-based artist Nancy McCabe is the genius behind these typographic world maps. Her maps are not muddled with borders, lines or symbols and contain only soft colors and names of cities, states, countries and other geographical features. They are available in watercolor and black and white on Etsy. I can’t think of a more splendid union between typography and cartography.

(Found via Co.Design / Images via Nancy McCabe)