One measly plane ride to Queensland is all it took for my kids to get bitten by the travel bug. They’re already planning our next family holiday but this time we’re going to “help” them choose a destination that’s a little more exotic than the Gold Coast getaway they cajoled us into the first time. So I’m guessing a world map may come in handy.
Feast your eyes on this spectacularly simple yet rather stunning world map from design gurus These Are Things. In their quest for visual splendour, the These Are Things design team unwittingly created what we consider to be the perfect children’s map. Look closer and you’ll see that it doesn’t have all that confusing topographical mumbo-jumbo that clutters up other more traditional renditions. Measuring a rather generous 51cm x 76cm, it’s also the perfect wall decoration for a nursery or boy’s room once you finish planning that overseas odyssey.
The World Map is hand-silkscreened and costs US$60 plus an extra US$10 for shipping to Australia. The first run of maps sold out within days so be quick if you want one for your place.