Wood Carved Maps Won't Help You Navigate, But They're Lovely

Maps are an essential tool for navigating, but they can also just be flat out beautiful. You see the ins and outs of different neighborhoods and get a clue how a city unfolded and developed. While the cleverly named Neighborwood maps of different cities aren't something you're going to stick in your back pocket next time you're visiting a new place, they're certainly something lovely to display in your home.

Etched onto wood are the hand-drawn looks at 'hoods everywhere from Berlin to Brooklyn. Each map costs between $48 and $64, and if you don't see your city, they're planning to immortalize several more towns on these pretty slabs. [NeighborwoodMaps via SwissMiss]