We love maps at casa Hollands. We have an antique map of our Somerville neighborhood on one wall and Ork Posters' fun and graphic rendering of Boston (via Grand in Union Square) on another. I guess you could say we have a keen sense of place.
Which is why Portland (Oregon)-based painter Matte Stephens' limited-edition "Boston" print caught my eye:
[$60, from Etsy]
The muted colors remind me of a cloudy fall day in the Hub — plus the light blue hue is the same color as our couch.
Stephens, who counts designers such as Charles and Ray Eames and Alexander Girard among his influences, paints abstract forms and anthropomorphic birds and animals in addition to his cityscapes. He even sells his original works (gouache on plywood) at Jonathan Adler.
Some additional eye candy for y'all:
[Large "New Orleans" print, $80, from Etsy]
["Owl" print, $50, Etsy]
Whimsical and affordable — just the way we like it.