One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local, international, in action and on the drawing board. Here's today's -- what's yours?
When Emily Fischer's mother started losing her eyesight, she decided to start mapping ... on quilts.
The Brooklyn-based architect and designer calls her project, Soft-Maps, an "experiment in tactile wayfinding," but more than practical navigation, her quilts are a physical love letter to each city and neighborhood she makes.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Fischer writes that her creations are, simply, reminders of home: "In a world that is increasingly digitized and remote, a quilted Soft-Map provides an expressive way to reconnect with your surroundings."
See more of her creations at Haptic Lab.