I found this antique map of Judea in an antique prints store in Barrio Salamanca in Madrid. Going through hundreds of the rarest prints, I was looking for images of the Old Etruscan vases found in Pompeii. I suddenly stopped when I saw this print, recognized the familiar shape of the region, looked at the date on the upper left corner, 1692: I then wished I had been a better student in my 6 years of latin at school and tried to understand the meaning of the title. I was finally able to decipher what it was: it was a map of the Judea region, before its name had been changed to Palestine by the Romans, where you could see the 12 tribes of Israel and the exact territory they had settled in. The land extended from the shores of the Mediterranean to beyond the Jordan river. Aware of the historical significance of this finding, made by the renowned Sanson Jaillot that had drawn the first cartographic project called ‘Atlas Universel’ in 1692, a long time, I decided to buy it. It was a big investment but I was sure it was worth every euro.
We made this faithful print from it, respecting the original colours and using Hanehmule paper and archival inks. I think it looks fabulous over this fabulous sofa, divided in six equal framed sections.
Antique maps always tell an interesting story!
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The Shield Satchel’s design logic is a rather interesting one. It doesn’t solve a conventional problem, but rather, brings about a balance in the scales of justice. With the amount of political unrest in today’s world, with people rallying to protest decisions made by our governments, or fellow citizens, or even civic bodies, the Shield Satchel becomes a personal safety device. While police forces can resort to violence in times of public unrest, the shield satchel is a citizen’s equivalent of riot gear. It hangs from your shoulder like a regular bag, but opens up into a shield when needed, allowing you to defend yourself from attacks by others. The polycarbonate construction can defend most physical attacks from batons to rocks, while its clear construction makes sure you know when you’re being attacked so you can stay safe.
In an ideal world, we wouldn’t need a Shield Satchel, but it’s good to know that there’s a product designed to protect you as you rally for your rights and views!
Designer: Celine Setiadi
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