Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mapping the obsessions

I'm beginning to worry that I'm exhibiting signs of ADHD as seen by my numerous little obsessions that keeping popping up. No, these are not OCD obsessions, more like I get really fixated on something for the house and although I don't forget about previous obsessions, I just keep adding new ones (i.e. plate wall, mobiles) and now vintage maps. I suppose part of my wandering eye has to do with the blank wall space that B and I are tirelessly trying to fill. Here's my inspiration for the map idea:
source: AT
As I began searching for maps online, I ran across Rachel Austin's paintings on Modish and now I'm completely obsessed with these (look closely and you'll see the maps behind the paint):




source: Rachel Austin's Etsy
I mean, forget the regular maps, I want these! All of them, thank you very much...(dang it my birthday list is getting long.)
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27 comments:

Al said...

wow, they are awesome!!!

LenkaLovee said...

oh my. those are amazing! lovee 'em. :)

Kotori said...

Those are so cool - I like the bird one. I do love vintage maps too, but think I might like these paintings more - how they incorporate the map idea...

BookWormz said...

I love love love the map paintings!!~!

paula said...

I could not love this anymore. Now I want to go paint over my sons map in his room:)

MichCherie said...

As of lately, I have been more and more drawn to the art of maps; however, I have never seen maps in this artistic/beautiful way. I love it! It adds such whimsy and charm to a space :)
Fantastic post!
xo
MichCherie

heisschic said...

good call on the maps. i have a cartoon-ish map of salzburg framed (hiding under my bed til i have somewhere to put it, but still). I like to keep maps from actual trips I've taken... They're crumpled from the time spent crammed into a purse so they look antiqued, yet they carry personal memories as I've actually been those places.

However, I wouldn't mind having some artwork on top of those maps.

Once again, great find.

PS~Erin said...

I am so with you on the map obsession... I have a couple awaiting my next house. (The one in my dreams that has a proper office space... and a laundry room and mudroom, as long as I'm dreaming). I just think it would make a cool room with maps used in various ways. I had a childhood friend who's family has a big framed one that they used push pins to chart their travels. I thought it was so neat.

Love the art you found!

CTB said...

Those are really neat. I've never seen anything like it.

ms. less is always more said...

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Haven and Home said...

LOVE THESE! Oh there is so much I want too and so little money in the checking account!

Ruggy13 said...

they're all so pretty! I love them all!

Annette said...

I love ols school maps, like in the first picture. But the chair on the picture is also very loveable!

Gabbi said...

I completely agree on the maps, they definitely add interest to the room and I love Rachel Austin's work! Saving her shop as a favorite... :)

Katherine Lee said...

Those are really awesome! I think I may be obsessed now right along with you! Thanks so much for commenting over at urban flea!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
www.urbanfleadesign.com

The Beauty File said...

Wow...these are pretty amazing...I love love love them all!

Diana said...

i love how the view is from the bird! it looks really cool how the artist did it.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

So pretty. I've never seen these befores, but I think I'll have to add them to my wish list as well!

Absolutely Not Martha said...

these are SO BEAUTIFUL.

Dimitrova said...

DO you remember, long time ago, we had a show at the cafe, which featured paintings of animals on maps. I cannot remember the artist's name, but these are somewhat similar. Very cool!

Rachel said...

I am completely with you on the expanding birthday wish... these are just too cute!!

Jennie Bee said...

I love these! what a cool idea!

Kellie said...

I want them ALL! I want them ALL! And I want them NOW! :)

LipstickOne said...

cute and refreshing..i think i'll stick to the regular map. :)

from the right bank said...

My obsessions are completely out of control - there's a new one every day - and vintage maps are definitely one of them!

Huma said...

Love this idea, but also, loving the white chair in the first pic. That is cool. Comfy though? Who knows!
xx

Hanako66 said...

those paintings are amazing....I am totally going to check them out!

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