A Ukrainian blind company called HoleRoll shared this fun set of concept blinds that feature iconic cityscapes cut into blackout curtains. The silhouettes of famous skyscrapers become apparent as light streams in through the window. The images were posted back in 2014 and it looks like their website is currently down, so not sure if they’re available anywhere. Could make a fun DIY project? (via Laughing Squid, Reddit)
Update 1: Aalto+Aalto has a similar concept from 2006 called Better View.
Update 2: It looks like their website is back up. Thnx, Jann.
North Carolina-based goldsmith Ola Shekhtman designs these fun skyline rings that wrap entire cityscapes around your finger. So far she’s managed to encapsulate the architectural highlights of over a dozen cities including Paris, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, Hong Kong and many more. All are available in various materials from bronze and silver to gold or platinum. See more in her shop. (via My Modern Met)
I’m enjoying these slick minimalist public transportation maps available at TRNSPRTNATION. Each train route is comprised of a long, repeated list of the station stops from that line. Only $25. They have maps available for Chicago, New York, London, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington D.C. (thnx, ryan!)
Fantastic transit maps from a duo of graphic designers out of Seoul called Zero Per Zero. Shown above are Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, and NYC. They also have great maps for London, Hokkaido and Barcelona.
Stumbled on this gorgeous Chicago neighborhoods print over at These Are Things, a collaboration between Jen Adrion and Omar Noory out of Columbus, Ohio. They’ve also got maps for Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco, LA, DC, and of course Columbus.
Philadelphia design firm The Heads of State launched a great new web site today with a treasure trove of impressive poster and illustration work. They also have a fancy new store with some prints for sale, including this great travel series.