Baby Takes a Map

I read about these baby “soft maps” made by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in yesterday’s New York Times. They’re a labor of love- each is hand-embroidered and hand-knotted, and shows a child’s city or neighborhood which can be personalized further with the child’s name, birthday, home, and favorite local sites. Choose from a handful of city “soft maps” (including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago and Miami) or, closer to my heart, New York City neighborhood “soft maps” (Brooklyn moms, rejoice…these are for you). Shown above: the Prospect Park soft map. For an amazing custom gift like this, the price is about what I’d expect: $125 for a ready-made blanket, or $150 for a blanket with personalized details and locations. Check them all out at Haptic Lab.

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