Haptic Lab brings us these AMAZING quilted city maps - quite possibly the best way to interact with a map ever!
Haptic Lab was started by Emily Fischer, a Brooklyn-based architect and designer. Soft-Maps started in 2002 as an academic experiment in tactile wayfinding; the quilts were inspired by Emily’s mother Peggy who had begun losing her eyesight.
The website has quilts, baby SoftMaps and even custom maps available. I am dying to own one of these someday!! If you join the mailing list you can be entered to win a free quilt :)
What a great way to reimagine a city.
Related awesomeness -
Map and topography pillows can be found here.
CityFabric where you can get awesome maps on shirts and canvases.