Friday, April 15, 2011

Urban Experiences - Soft Maps

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.

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