They say a stitch in time saves nine … so what does a stitch in space do for you? These hand-crafted maps mark out cities and neighborhoods in a way you can feel, touch or even wrap yourself inside, providing aid to the visually impaired and a perfect urban companion for everyday picnic goers.
Designed by Brooklyn’s Haptic Lab, each can be personalized and customized with names and dates as well as key locations and territories marked out on a particular regional cloth, combining objective and subjective maps of spaces and places.
From warming wraps for the Windy City to quilts covering Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC, New York and Paris, the designs vary in size as well as usage. Some are made to be queen-or-king-sized covers, others baby blankets, and still others hanging tapestries.
Each, of course, can double as a cute play surface for children with building blocks or other tiny toys (turned giant-sized on the miniature-by-comparison city blocks, streets and parks). The off-the-shelf pieces are made mostly from 100% cotton and select wool blends, and come with a variety of color choices for background fabrics, string and yarn.