J’adore #43 (Map Edition 3)

JAdore-Misadventures-with-AndiTime for a new edition of J’adore, my series of where I share with you things that have caught my eye during my internet travels. And speaking of travel, since I am slightly addicted to the sport, forever dreaming of where to go next (even when I am on a trip), maps, and things related to maps, such as unique city/country outlines, always call to me! So once again I present to you a map-themed version!

Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you!). Opinions are always my own and I’ll never promote something I don’t use or believe in.

In addition, today is special because I also have a map-themed giveaway for one lucky winner (and more) so don’t forget to check that out at the end of the post, there will be goodies for everyone!

Who wouldn’t want to go to sleep every night enfolded in Paris? Or San Francisco? Or New York City? These incredibly intricate handmade quilts from Haptic Labs will allow you to do just that…and maybe transport you while you dream?

Haptic Labs PARIS Quilt

Once you’ve got your quilt in place, why not throw on a few pillows to add to the authenticity?! If you have the NYC quilt, stack on your own deli and pizza parlors to give it an authentic city feel? Build Your Block let’s you build your own empire, even if its only your bedroom! Could be a fun addition to your couch too!

Build Your Block Pizza NYC

If you are more the “wear your heart (or city) on your sleeve” kind of person, you can express your local love with a map-centric t-shirt like this San Francisco one from City Fabric. Right now they have several cities in the U.S. that you can show your love (or civic pride) for.

CityFabric San Francisco Shirt

Of course, if you are a francophile like me, you’ll love declaring your love for Paris with a bag from Kasia Dietz, it is just a matter of choosing a side…Rive Gauche or Rive Droite…or an arrondissement ! So many decisions! Of course, you can own several and decide every morning if you are feeling bourgeois or bohème ….

Kasia Dietz I love Paris bag

I also really love the retro look of this Paris necklace from A Touch of Romance. It makes me feel like something you would find in a flea market (or puce). I think it would be really cute to on a really long chain.

Paris Retro Necklace

Still, the most straightforward (and sometimes the most beautiful) way to declare your love is with a gorgeous print. In your kitchen to inspire your cuisine, in your office to keep you motivated to why you are working (for the next trip of course!) or the living room to remind you of past memories (or new memories to come) I love vibrant unique prints of maps and cityscapes.

I have mentioned BirdAve before (in J’adore #35) and they continue one of my favorites. Last time I shared one of their San Francisco prints, this time it is Paris, the blue is so effervescent I can’t but smile when I look at it!

BirdAve-Paris-Skyline

 

That’s it for this edition of J’adore, a few my my recent favorite finds as I travel the web! 

82 Comments

  1. Kasia Dietz
    August 27, 2012

    Thank you for including my bags, Andi! So happy you adore them! Many other goodies in the mix too!

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    1. Andi
      August 27, 2012

      @Kasia, easy to include, they are beautiful!

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  2. Lady Jennie
    August 27, 2012

    As usual – really great stuff. Especially Kasia’s bag and the necklace.

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  3. Gemma Tranter
    August 27, 2012

    Hi there, such a lovely giveaway! I adore the ‘London’ print…prints like these are right up my street.

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  4. Jessica
    August 27, 2012

    I love maps too! For my favorite print, it’s a toss up between Roman Colosseum and Florence Ponte Vecchio. All of them are great!

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  5. Buenos Aires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. jen
    August 27, 2012

    There’s a lot of great stuff on their site. It’s really impressive. I can’t imagine how long it took to build and organize given my humble little store!! It inspires me. =) Anyway, I love all the University prints – and that there are so many I didn’t expect to see like Baylor and Texas Christian. But, My favorite was Mary Had A Little Lamb. I love the lilac background. And, I love this series!

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    1. Andi
      August 27, 2012

      @Jen, I know they have such a GREAT collection, there is absolutely something for everyone!

      Reply
  7. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    August 27, 2012

    I like the London England Big Ben Art Print – City Skyline Poster – United Kingdom, Europe – VERSION 1

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  8. Vanessa
    August 27, 2012

    My husband was born in Egypt, so I’d love to get him the Cairo skyline poster! I love that we get to pick the background color too!

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  9. Beth Gal
    August 28, 2012

    I love the Daiquiri Poster.

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  10. Camels & Chocolate
    August 28, 2012

    Even if I don’t win, I’m totally buying the Nashville one. Not only do I love it, but it’s the color of my accents in my guestroom! Win!

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  11. Camels & Chocolate
    August 28, 2012

    Oh, and I would get the teal for my other guest room of SAN FRANCISCO. His and hers cities, you know =)

    Reply
  12. Hoa Le
    August 28, 2012

    I like the You Can Be Anything You Want To Be – Children’s Art Print – GRAY.

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  13. Stephani Pena
    August 28, 2012

    i love the Dallas skyline print..thats my hometown!

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  14. ryan minton
    August 28, 2012

    i love the chanel art print

    rypm25@aol.com

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  15. Trish
    August 28, 2012

    Love the London print!!

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  16. Caroline Kelly
    August 28, 2012

    In my hectic life, “Coffee Isn’t A Drug It’s A Vitamin Poster,” is a mantra.

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  17. Bettye Short
    August 28, 2012

    I like the lilac background art.

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  18. Patti Wilder
    August 28, 2012

    love big ben

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  19. Elizabeth J
    August 28, 2012

    I like the I Never Want To See You Sad Girl – Quote Poster

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  20. Rosa Espinal
    August 28, 2012

    the Washinton DC

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  21. holly o
    August 28, 2012

    london

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  22. David Riddles
    August 28, 2012

    The print of hamilton, ontario.

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  23. Tara Stratton
    August 28, 2012

    The Amsterdam, Netherlands print.

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  24. Erica Russell
    August 28, 2012

    I have three favorites and sooo many close favorites. “We’re just two lost souls”, “Ba Ba Black Sheep” and The Tuscon U of A skyline.

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  25. Les S.
    August 28, 2012

    I love the London England Big Ben Version 1, and Cardiff!

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  26. Wendy
    August 28, 2012

    My favorite is the Washington DC Art Print – City Skyline Poster.

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  27. McKenzie McClanahan
    August 29, 2012

    I love the Georgetown print!

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  28. amber carroll
    August 29, 2012

    London England Big Ben Art Print – City Skyline

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  29. Lucy Black
    August 29, 2012

    I like the “London England Big Ben Art Print”

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  30. Judith R.
    August 29, 2012

    My favorite print is the The Beatles Album Art.

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  31. Karina W
    August 29, 2012

    I love love LOOOVE the Paris print.

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  32. Renee Richardson
    August 29, 2012

    My favorite is the Little Rock Skyline. Thanks for the incredible giveaway. I love their work 🙂

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  33. I really like the Toronto poster.

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  34. Nicole Chole
    August 29, 2012

    I love the UK skylines!

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  35. Michele P.
    August 29, 2012

    I like the Rio de Janeiro print 1

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  36. Tara
    August 29, 2012

    University of Missouri Art Print – Columbia City Skyline Poster – Mizzou Tigers – Francis Quadrangle – USA

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  37. sarah oswald
    August 29, 2012

    i like the gossip poster.

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  38. Lindsey
    August 29, 2012

    Awesome prints! I won’t be entering as I have no more wall space but I’ll share with some friends 🙂

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  39. AshleyB
    August 30, 2012

    I actually already have one of my hometown (Morgantown, WV), but I’d love one of my current city – Raleigh, NC! Thanks!

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  40. Liz Rice
    August 30, 2012

    My favorite is the Washington DC skyline!

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  41. Becky Greene
    August 30, 2012

    I love the skylines of Berlin and Munich and the print of Athens, GA.

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  42. Brandy
    August 30, 2012

    Cologne! We used to live an hour from there.

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  43. Kimberly O
    August 30, 2012

    The deathstar and the Beatles album art

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  44. krista grandstaff
    August 30, 2012

    The Washington DC art print…lived there…LOVE IT

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  45. Firman Aldiorija
    August 30, 2012

    I love the mojito.

    Reply
  46. penelope merriweather
    August 30, 2012

    St.Louis Skyline is my favorite..!! Thanks for this generous giveaway!!

    Reply
  47. Ashley
    August 30, 2012

    I love the Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium picture. Would love to hang that in my office!

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  48. Anna
    August 30, 2012

    I would like the Portland OR skyline!

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  49. Ann
    August 31, 2012

    I like the Baylor University one

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  50. Vivian
    August 31, 2012

    The beautiful iconic Thames River/Big Ben/Houses of Parliament panoramic view!

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  51. Leah
    August 31, 2012

    I love the Istanbul print!

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  52. Lacey
    August 31, 2012

    I like the Minneapolis Skyline Poster trolley view!

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  53. Sinead
    August 31, 2012

    I love the Dublin skyline!

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  54. Carol B
    August 31, 2012

    I love the green Sienna skyline. It remind me of our first trip to this amazing city in 2002.

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  55. Ashley
    August 31, 2012

    I like the Albuquerque skyline.

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  56. sandyandcosmo
    August 31, 2012

    My favorite is the Dublin Ireland print.

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  57. Melissa Moreno
    September 1, 2012

    I like the kid’s print, Brush your teeth before you go to bed

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  58. Jessica
    September 1, 2012

    I added your giveaway to a link up on my blog to share with my readers. Love it if you would link up further giveaways at At Home Take 2. Thanks!

    Reply
  59. Sam B.
    September 1, 2012

    I like the death star poster! 🙂

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  60. Cynthia Rayne
    September 1, 2012

    I love the Akron, Ohio print. It is a little bit of home!

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  61. Melissa
    September 1, 2012

    I really love the Auckland skyline poster

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  62. Emily
    September 1, 2012

    two lost souls 🙂

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  63. jamie braun
    September 1, 2012

    The david bowie print

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  64. Kaitlin M
    September 1, 2012

    I like the Toronto print

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  65. Jennifer B.
    September 2, 2012

    Yep… It’s the Paris skyline one!

    (And it’s from the roof of Printemps where the coffee is affordable and the view is priceless!)

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    1. Andi
      September 2, 2012

      @Jennifer, thanks for sharing, I love tidbits like that!

      Reply
  66. Kaylynn
    September 2, 2012

    What a great giveaway!

    Paris France Art Print – Eiffel Tower City Skyline Poster – Europe is my favorite!!

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  67. Tamar
    September 2, 2012

    I like the “you can be anything you want to be” picture.

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  68. amy f
    September 3, 2012

    always wanted to got to paris love paris

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  69. ang
    September 3, 2012

    The Austin TX skyline is my favorite -love both versions!

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  70. Danielle Priser
    September 3, 2012

    I like the New Orleans French Quarter (I love it there!), but the drinks- Mimosa, etc are fabulous as well!

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  71. Megan
    September 3, 2012

    I liked the All You Need Is Love print

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  72. Melanie H.
    September 4, 2012

    You Can Be Anything You Want To Be – Children’s Art Print – GRAY

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  73. Cee
    September 5, 2012

    My favorite skyline is Ann Arbor Michigan!

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  74. Diane Baum
    September 5, 2012

    Loved the washington Dc skyline pic

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  75. Jim Cabaj
    September 5, 2012

    I love the Chicago Illinois Poster Version 2!

    Reply
  76. Michelle Gray
    September 5, 2012

    I love the London England Big Ben Poster, the green really caught my attention.

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  77. christina barnes
    September 5, 2012

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana Poster 😀 my school LSU !

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  78. deanna
    September 5, 2012

    fave: prague
    xoxo

    Reply
  79. dario
    September 6, 2012

    I like the New York Yankees Poster – Yankee Stadium

    Reply

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