Map Attack!

Other title options for this post included, “Na-na, na-na, na-na, na-na MAP WALL” (like the theme song to the Batman TV show) and from Arrested Development, “The Blue Part is clearly land.”

Despite my terrible choice in headlines, the map wall has made a comeback! Not in the dining room, like I initially planned, but instead in the new office.

The map wall in the new office

As of now, the maps have not been permanently affixed to the wall via wallpaper paste or Mod Podge; I wanted to see how much I liked them there first. But I’m thinking it’s going to be a permanent fix for a couple of reasons.

1) It is undeniably awesome looking.

2) The office is the perfect place for a map wall because, for us, the office is the room we visit to get some work done and to appear intelligent and studious, and everyone automatically looks and feels smarter  standing in front of a map. “Oh me? What am I doing? I’m just committing some political geography to memory. It’s sort of my thing. Go ahead, ask me about the largest river in Cambodia. I can tell you all about it.”

I’m definitely feeling it in here. I know there are others who agree with me. Behold other humanoids who also enjoy a little map with their office.

Muah ha ha, yet another project crossed off the to-do list. I love our house.


11 Comments on “Map Attack!”

  1. kmom says:

    Yah, I think the map wall has found its rightful place in the office, though I don’t envy you the job of installation. My wallpapering attempts have always been nervewracking.

  2. I love this! great idea for a guest room. My boyfriend has a map in his room…Might be making a map wall for him now. :)

  3. That’s awesome. We have a very large nautical map of the area framed on our bedroom wall. I think it’s inspiration for Glenn’s boat fantasies. One day… Great post!

  4. markswords says:

    I would venture that you’re map wall looks better than all of the examples you posted.

  5. Yes, what an awesome idea! I feel smarter just reading this post. :)

  6. Love the map wall. Like the window pane type picture frame too with the black and white photos. Neat idea. :)

  7. Clif says:

    Every great plan for world domination begins with a super cool map wall.

  8. This looks great! we have a 3 metre wide map above the desk in the office but I love the framed ones in addition – frames definitely on the list next time I’m bargain hunting…

  9. Jason says:

    Awesome, awesome idea! I have always been obsessed by maps and used to spend hours ‘reading’ the street directory as a kid (actually I still do). Now, how can I convince my wife that we need a wall like this at home…..?

    Keep up the great work with your house!

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