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Maps are p-r-e-t-t-y handy things to have about one’s person, particularly when in an unknown region but what’s even better is that they are fashionable now. Yup, maps are big in interiors, fashion and general fabulous design-type offerings. Perhaps it is something to do with our globalisation obsession, or that travelling is cool, or maybe it’s because people like others to think they are well travelled, and nothing say that more than a big old map on your wall. It’s the stuff of dreams: plotting your sejourns across the globe, imagining what life is like in these strange, foreign lands…

Anyway, I digress. To illustrate this little micro-trend, as I am calling it, I have found some places to source some of the best travel-inspired objects, from fashion to jewellery.

First up is the map bowl above, which can be sourced from Not On The highstreet . Made by Bombus, each one is orginal – and start from around £65.  In fact Bombus does lots of map-inspired goodies like the love heart art  which sells for £25 – totally unique!

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Or how about this rather lovely pair of earrings I spotted on Etsy. They are  made with recycled silver and snippets of old dictionary text and vintage maps. Created by ‘Foundling’ there are lots of other unusual jewellery offerings available too.

 

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I love this map badge too and the best thing is you can choose your own home town and get it made up! Nothing like a bit of patrotism eh?

 

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So you get the idea…

However, this rather charmless jacket might be taking the trend j-u-s-t a little tooooooo far…but don’t let that put you off!

 

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