November 10th, 2011
Crush on you
No self-respecting tourist would be seen pulling out a map under the Arc de Triomphe. Palomar’s crushable maps ($20) are an inconspicuous solution.
They are soft, light and waterproof, and so cool that fellow travellers will flock to you like pigeons in San Marco. Stuff it in a pocket or pouch when not in use. Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Oslo and Toronto are among the cities on offer, with no doubt more to come.
And for those of us who can’t read maps anyway, at least we’ll get lost in style. —Athena Tsavliris
At Type Books, 863 Queen St. W., Toronto, 416-366-8973, www.typebooks.ca