Bring that sense of wanderlust to your walls for Father’s Day—or any day.
I’ve always loved a good map—give me a dog-eared road atlas from days of yore and I’ll lose myself for hours in its pages, delving into the highways and byways of America and beyond. The thing is, we all know that physical maps are basically obsolete in our current lives. Google Maps and Apple Maps have consigned all of their predecessors to the dustbin—or at least the glove compartment—of history.
Interior designers, however, have deployed maps on wallpapers, murals, and prints for decades. And with so many options available online, now it’s easier than ever to hang your own map in any room of your home, whether it’s as a memento of a cherished vacation or as inspiration for a future sojourn. So if you’re like me and you want to recapture some of that bygone cartographic contentment, you’re in luck. I especially like these laser-carved 3D wooden models for their level of detail—many show topography and ocean depths—and chances are you can find one for just about any place on earth you desire. Read on for some of our favorites.