Baby Soft-Maps Custom City Quilts
Spoiler alert: TMI ahead I swear there is a link between retail and ovulation for me. Really. I saw these incredible quilts and felt an absolute need to create someone I could buy them for. So many amazing products have come out since my 3 littles were... well, little. These gorgeous custom quilts are tactile nirvana for little people. Personalize with a baby's name, birthdate, city of birth, neighborhood... there are even maps of cities like London and Barcelona. Really, really wonderful. from the site: Baby Soft-Maps are custom printed, hand-knotted baby quilts made of natural cotton- now available as maps of 20+ cities in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe! City landmarks unique to each place are stitched with brightly-colored contrasting thread. Additionally, each baby quilt can be customized with the child's name and birthdate, along with three different locations. Soft-Maps (c) are quilted maps of cities and neighborhoods that represent someone's unique place in the world. Wrap your children in them, have a picnic, pull them close during the next Nor'easter. As a keepsake, a Soft-Map serves as an intimate reminder of home: where you’re from and where you belong. In a world that is increasingly digitized and remote, a quilted Soft-Map provides an expressive way to reconnect with your surroundings. Not only beautiful, these blankets can be used as a mnemonic tool. As your child grows up with a Soft Map, they learn to read their neighborhood and its landmarks in a tactile, easily remembered way. Soft-Maps are the 2x winner of the 2009 Apartment Therapy Design Showcase and have been featured in Coolhunting, PSFK, Brooklyn Based, L.A. Times and the Cooper Hewitt's 2009 Reader's Choice National Design Awards. The quilts are now offered in three different varieties: knotted baby quilts, readymade machine-stitched maps, and custom handmade maps.