American Map Bookshelf: United States of Books


What a novel way to present a map of the USA. Our friends at Dwell Magazine found this charming piece. Russian-born architect, Andrei Saltykov, designed this map bookshelf after living in Washington DC. He saw a map made of state license plates and was inspired to create a geography piece. He wasn’t content to stop there, though. 600 tiny white Christmas lights map out the country’s major cities. What a great way for kids to learn geography. Or to trace out a road trip you plan to take – or have taken. You could use this shelf for books only by American authors and then go one step further. Place each author’s work in the state of his/her birth! Alaska and Hawaii are available separately (each Hawaiian Island has its own hook).
More information: Lacey and Saltykov
Photo Credit: Will Pryce
via Dwell

Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.