where in the world is carmen san diego?

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[above: worldly flickr favorites]

after having a conversation the other day with my good friend megan, who is coveting a new globe to adorn her home, i started looking around and wondering where it was that you could actually purchase an up-to-date, decent-looking globe. so megan, this post is dedicated to you!

also, recently when i was abroad (which happened to be with megan) i decided that i wanted to bring some stuff back for the kids' room in our new house. to go along with their international goods i thought a mural like this would be fantastic.

[right: Austine - Replogle Globes, Inc., $699.999 at map and globe store]
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[wall mural via flickr user kbreenbo.]

the mural comes in 8 different panels and applies like wallpaper. it can be found at four corners map and costs $119.95. (if you read kbreenbo's description of her photo on flickr, she tells you a lot about how she put together that room pictured above.)

in fact, this was all inspired by a kids' puzzle we saw in an amsterdam shop window. the puzzle was a map of europe. i wanted to buy it desperately but it was in the wee hours of the morning and the shop was not going to open before our flight departed. however, i have found a puzzle and globe online that would be great for any child to have. (see below) having exposures to maps and globes at a young age can only increase their sense of adventure!

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[globe, $39.88 and puzzle map, $29.98 from highlights magazine. (omg, remember the hidden-things picture in every issue?? that was always my favorite as a kid.)]

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doesn't this store in barcelona look like it would be fun to go to? so many globes! [via Greg Robbins flickr.]

some other nice globes that you can find at the map and globe store...

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[first column: Starlight - Replogle Globes, Inc. $69.99, Crystal Marquise - Replogle Globes, Inc. $169.99, Livingston (Illuminated) - Replogle Globes, Inc. $98.99. second column (tall globe): Edinburgh - Replogle Globes, Inc. $129.99.]


  1. interesting article rachel now all you need is a sponsor to take you on a world tour :)

  2. i'm so honored, haha! and pleased -- what amazing finds! i already told you on your flickr, but that mural would be a dream room to me! and all the globes!! ahh i want the crystal one! great post, lady, by far one of my most faves ever!

  3. Rachel,

    Thank you for raving about my son's wall mural. I still love it, as he does even at 15. It really has endured the test of time. If you check my flickr site over the next few days, I'll post all the photos that were the inspiration for the mural. The very first one I saw was in a small half-bath. (Could you also change your references above from kbreenbow to kbreenbo in two places? Thx).



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