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 $US48 and $US64, and if you don't see your city, they're planning to immortalise several more towns on these pretty slabs. [NeighborwoodMaps via SwissMiss]