Decor, Travel

Non-touristy souvenir ideas

You can’t escape travels without some kind of crazy story, and it’s fun to have a token to remind you of past adventures — even if they’re the kind “you’ll laugh about later”! Some of my favorite souvenirs are everyday items, bought from a regular store, only from a different land. What makes a good souvenir? Possibly something that:… Read More Non-touristy souvenir ideas

Art, Decor

Map it out! Recycle maps into artwork

My obsession for maps cannot be stopped. It’s not street grids or geography that specifically have a hold on me, it’s their colors, their inspiration of visiting places unknown, and their fond memories of places visited. Here are six ways to recycle maps from a vacation or beloved place into artwork.  

Art, Decor

Gift wrap as art

I’m always on the lookout for lovely, unique, inexpensive artwork. I would love to support artists and buy huge, one-of-a-kind canvases covered in marvelous colors and perfected dabs of paint, but alas, my funds are insufficient. And I adore artwork from a trip or that has a special memory — that’s the best. But sometimes… Read More Gift wrap as art