Below the Boat Birch Maps

These gorgeously laser cut maps, made by Below The Boat, exude a kind of craftsmanship that is declining. You certainly don’t have to be a cartographer to appreciate the exquisitely hand painted Baltic Birch. These are the kind of pieces we could see being passed down from generation to generation. At almost $300 a pop, they are well worth it. An interesting point to note is that the pieces look antique with gorgeous patina, from the paint, and etching. Reminders of the depths and contours of our oceans are always crucial in the wake of natural and human made disasters.

for more, see www.belowtheboat.com

Robyn Germanese

Year Born: 1981
Location: Toronto // How many hours a day are you on the web? 4-8
Last cool project you worked on: Art of Fashion 2012 (Toronto, for Nuit Blanche)
Coolest person you know personally: My mother (she works sometimes 9 jobs at a time, makes Broadway divas look like shrinking violets, and has the best vocabulary.
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: Yukaii (Japanese fusion- they have been closed for a long time due to fire from fire bombings that are frequent in my neighborhood)
Top 3 Places: Oaxaca, Tofino, my bed
Next destination: Italy, Scotland, Australia
Generation favorite: for fashion, art and music it changes all the time, but if I had to choose one it would be 1940s.