J'adore | Series | Travel

J’adore #43 (Map Edition 3)

Time for a new edition of J’adore, my series 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!

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!

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. Also as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

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 lets you build your own empire, even if its only your bedroom! Could be a fun addition to your couch too!

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. where 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!


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

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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.

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

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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!)

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