Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ork

Shhhh. Don't tell Marc. This will be his Father's Day present this year. We have lived here in NYC for almost a year now and have really fallen in love with the city. Sure, life here is hard at times (especially with kids in tow!) but Manhattan has so much to offer that it makes you forget having to buy that hamburger at McDonald's just to use the restroom.
My kids will also get a kick out of this. They love maps of any kind. It will be fun to teach them about all of the "neighborhoods" of Manhattan- and be able to point to where we were after an outing in the city.
This print is by Ork Posters. Ork also has typographical neighborhood maps of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Boston and Chicago. You are bound to find your favorite city among those offerings. Prices range from 20-27$.
The only downside- the prints come in odd shapes. The Manhattan print is 16"x36" which is not exactly a standard frame size. I just ordered this frame (without the mat) from framesbymail.com, and am crossing my fingers that it works.....it was much less expensive than all of the custom framing quotes I got.

4 comments:

Holly said...

Yes, I love the Manhattan poster- except they don't include Roosevelt Island as a neighborhood- which sort of ruins it for me since thats only where we live! Oh well...

JT & Lizzie Davis said...

I just bought this last week and it recently arrived in the mail. I love it!

Theresa said...

Yes, Yes Roosevelt island is not included.....which is where we live and technically part of the Manhattan Borough....but this is kind of why I like it- because it is so true to Manhattan form- "where is Roosevelt Island??" :)

Ransoms said...

Hey Theresa...do you you love this print? Did Marc love it? How did the framesbymail.com thing work? I want to get it, but am not sure how it would even look in my house. It's so big, and sterile looking...but I do like it.