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3/25/10

Can't Get Enough: Geography












So inspired by the Ralph Lauren
wallpaper in this last image,
{for my son's ski house bedroom}
I found myself on my own personal
mapquest.

I have an existential map;
it has "you are here" written all over it.
                                ~ Steven Wright




*images via:  Sproost;StevenGambrel;ChezLarson;DesireToInspire;ApartmentTherapy;BetterHomes and Gardens;AntonyTodd;GoogleImages

42 comments:

  1. I love Ralph Lauren wall paper and have hopes to put some up in my daughter's new room; we're in the process of moving.
    Cool blog! I saw yours through pve, and hope to check it out more often!

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  2. I must e-mail you with a wonderful chalk board paint and map that kid's or all ages have fun filling in. I always love maps, and globes - they have a look of "going places" which makes me happy. I must admit with airport security, the glamour of travel is less than appealing. I flew the Concorde, those were the glamour days. (before kids) I would not trade it, for all the tea or trip to China.
    pve

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  3. My girlfriend has the same R.L. wallpaper in her powder-room-and it details the area in which she grew up. I love maps and love painting maps-for save-the-date's, etc.~ You always share the best with us.

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  4. I love all these pictures... I adore Ralph Lauren and especially the wallpaper! Anything to do with maps and geography ...I love and also history! Love history ... these are such beautiful images!
    Cheers from down under!

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  5. Love all the pics! Your son's bathroom is awesome!!! Your ski house needs to be in a magazine!!

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  6. OMG, this is NOT my son's bathroom, I wish! This is the paper I am using in his little bedroom, and these are the photos that convinced me to do it! :) Bedroom photos to come next fall!

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  7. Great choices, I love maps, and have been collecting them for a long time, thinking Ill find a use for them one day...

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  8. I just did a post about two weeks ago on geography...I too love world maps. We have one in the playroom/family room and it's a fun way to teach geography, as well see where we've traveled and where we hope to go. Great images!

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  9. Those are such great ways of incorporating a map into the design of a room!

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  10. I've really been into maps lately too. My aunt is about to redo my cousins bathroom with a map theme I think its going to be so cute!

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  11. Those are ALL great examples. I kept saying oh, i like this one best! then i'd see the next and say the same thing again! I had a brain surge when you said "mapquest" for your son's room in your ski house. Why don't you go on to google maps, and find your ski-house on it (use the mix of satellite/map/terrain) and then print it and enlarge it so it can cover his wall? then he can put a little pin/star on his house on the map!) just an early morning thought BEFORE my coffee, so i ramble.
    OH, and i was laughing so hard at your comment on my snake adventure. I replied on my own comments, but i'll repeat it here. I unfortunately have taught my boys to scream like girls when it comes to bees, wasps, mosquitos, and especially cockroaches. My husband is NOT happy about it and won't let me forget it. :)

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  12. You've got me thinking....I have a wall in my son's room which needs something new. I am going to show him these pics. Thanks!

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  13. the fifth image...LOVE! I am totally into these, too...

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  14. what a great post! in a martha stewart magazine (shame, i know but everyone should admit they peak at martha every now and then :) that she papered the hallway ceiling of a beautiful house with maps, i thought the idea was brilliant. as you walked the hallways, above your were places, from all around the world! how great. i will have my degree from harvard next year 2011, my bachelors. I am a slow starter, but hey at least i'm going for it! my concentration is in anthropology, social sciences. i was art history most of my adult life, but switched. loving harvard, i'm exhausted and inspired each day i'm there. like no other place. glad you get to cambridge often, the area is special. and no my chocolate shop is not in boston (i wish!) but on cape cod. i closed it for the winter, due to the economy and school but have thoughts of re-opening for summer, we'll see. thanks for your interest and for looking around my blog! talk to you soon :)

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  15. and now I'm obsessed too.
    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  16. I agree with an above comment (even tho it isn't actually your son's bathroom0... your ski house needs a magazine!! I loveee vintage maps, there is a vendor that comes once a month to our antique market and sells them, I bought a South Africa one from 1898 there :)

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  17. Im LOVING the Zhush! I think Im also 1/3 hollywood, 1/3 vintage modern and 1/3 nantucket! I also like french antiques so where does that leave us?

    BTW, I did map wallpaper in my nephew's bedroom! Its so cute!

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  18. I love this look. I started this in my sons room but then a few friends did it too so I promptly took it down and started over:)

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  19. Love these! I hope to do the same to my future child's room : ) Yes, I like to plan ahead. He's so lucky to have such a talented decorator of a mama! XO Katie

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  20. Very cool... if i had something like it i would love to travel even more... ha!

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  21. So glad our blogs crossed. Yours is lovely! I have a thing for maps. Don't know what it is... One day I will put blue pins on all the countries I've visit. Seems to me so fun to do!
    Have a lovely day. Sending many sweet Spring Sprinkles your way!

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  22. OMG, I was just about to do a post on maps and globes myself. Obviously a lot of us feel the love for them! I think Kellie had a great idea for your son's bathroom. I love how she thinks outside the box!! Great post~Zhush!!

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  23. Oh these look fabulous - I've never thought about doing maps on the wall until I saw your pictures! Fabulous post!
    xo

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  24. Love these, especially for a boy's room. I love old maps especially ...

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  25. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love maps! I want a huge map of Paris poster! Love all of these photos :)

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  26. Hi, I love maps in boys room and studies. Did you see the post that Brooke at velvet and linen did on maps for a clients den. It was a really good post. I like this idea and really enjoyed looking at all the images. It will be fun to see what you wind-up with. Happy Thursday to you,Kathysue

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  27. Did you see what Kate from Centsational Girl did in her kid's playroom. It's a amazing! I have it bookmarked for when I have kids. Check out the link.

    http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009/04/playroom-turned-game-roomlounge/

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  28. I just saw your comment on my blog from a few weeks back--thanks for stopping by! I'm still so new to blogging that I didn't know I had to approve comments before I would get the email telling me I had comments . . . argh. You're right about lawyer design bloggers--I seem to run into a new one every day! Glad to know about yours and I look forward to reading.

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  29. Great look and wonderful examples!

    xo,
    cristin

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  30. i could not agree more! love them all.

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  31. Sue...I've just finished a project that included over 20 framed maps! I was planning a post, but will postpone a couple of months as yours is first rate! Thanks for visiting my place because now I have yours.. K

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  32. When in doubt, hang a map. There are so many types from so many eras and in so many colorways, you just cannot go wrong. Great examples you've shown here.

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  33. Love it! All these images are great --- you also need to check out Kim Coleman's AMAZING nautical map den....it's in her portfolio on her website.

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  34. How great is the mapquest idea.. I wish I was that smart before coffee ;) These are awesome ( yeah, I said awesome )Love the idea, Can't wait to see what you do with it! xo

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  35. So glad you did this post. I've had maps on my mind lately! I've been scouring etsy and thrift stores for some vintage maps to frame for our new condo! xx

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  36. Love the RL paper. This would be a great choice for your son's room. Hmmm.... you might have given me an idea for an empty wall in our home. Ooooh.... thank you so much for the info on the white squirrel. I can't wait to get one!! xo

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  37. I love the shade on that light! xx

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  38. Really love these. I've always wanted to do this!

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  39. Love this too! I just posted about a couple of geographically inspired items I had to have myself. Have you seen the decoupaged map dressers by Bryonie Porter? Swoon.

    Thanks for the visit to my blog... glad I found you!

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  40. I too love maps. Hadn't seen on on a shade before. Very cute!

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  41. hi love maps also...has anyone ever seen a map painted on a floor...my sister said she saw somewhere in the islands and said it was over the top gorgeous...

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