Picture a setting. That setting could be anyplace and incorporate any sense of style into its design. What impacts the mood of that setting with the strongest pronunciation? Is it the furniture? Perhaps the architecture of the room and the color and depth of the wood used in the molding and trim. Do the wall hangings have the strongest impression on the mood of a place? What about the wall hangings? Perhaps it’s the very color of the paint on the walls that lends its strongest impression. People do spend a great deal of time mixing and matching pigments and deliberating over eggshell and semi-gloss paints. If it’s not the paint, it must be the wall art or pieces of decor that have been carefully chosen to accent a place?
When we’re designing interior spaces, whether they are in our homes, offices, schools or even elsewhere, we pay quite a lot of attention to the furniture, the decor and the fixtures that we include in these spaces. They will affect what we do in these spaces as well as when and how we do it. No one would design a living area without a couch or at least some chairs to serve as sitting spaces. Similarly, we usually incorporate tables and other places where we can place our belonging or enjoy a refreshment. These fixtures affect not only the function of a space but also its mood, and actually, have quite a profound effect on the moods we are going for when we design space. The walls are another component we attend to when we are designing a space, and while it’s true that we spend a lot of time considering different tones and textures of paint, or even the wall art we intend to hang in a space, it’s rare that we consider anything to adorn our walls other than paint or some types of hanging.
We’re excited to announce the arrival of National Geographic Maps on our website. We are a licensed Print on Demand partner with NatGeo Maps, and have access to a comprehensive collection of their award-winning maps. We actually began offering these late in 2018 but we never made an announcement about them. Many of the National Geographic maps are shining examples of superior cartography, and are some of the finest maps available today. Combined with our capabilities for large format prints and murals at premium quality, we’re able to offer some of the nicest printed maps available anywhere.
We’ve developed a suite of standard sizes and material options for these maps, and most can be customized as well. Be sure to have a look at a National Geographic title if you’re considering a beautiful and information-rich map.
If you’ve ever begun a shopping adventure for a map of the world, you quickly discover there’s a vast range of options to choose from. From simplified children’s maps to highly detailed reference maps, and a whole lot in between. When at first the search begun as ‘where to buy a map’, one suddenly finds themselves deep into a bunny-hole of map varieties, size options, material choices, etc etc. I’ve created this guide to help sift through the madness and make some sense out of the vast array of products that exist.