…Dotted by Leslie
Each week when I receive New York Magazine in the mail, the first thing I do is flip to the back of the issue to read the Approval Matrix which the Editors describe as, “Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.” The Matrix always makes me laugh and has led me to great books, music, art, cool new products and yes, sometimes hilarious YouTube videos.
It was a recent Matrix that led me to the Soft Cities website while checking out a really cool map company, Stamen Design. I haven’t made a Soft Cities purchase yet, but I’m coveting the CandyMap Blanket for my own pint-sized OFDs (Originally From Dorchester) and wouldn’t the Mapkins make a lovely Dot Mama’s Mother’s Day Gift?? (hint, hint)
The folks at Soft Cities will take a map of your favorite neighborhood (you simply give them the street address) and turn it into a cozy fleece (recycled) blanket or 100% Kona cotton table napkins. You can feel good about this purchase too since the printing is completely green: no toxic chemicals in the printing process, nor do they produce waste water.
Prices range from $65 – $175