Feeling lost? These pieces, defined by map motifs, will encourage you to chart a new course in 2010.

- Caroline Tiger
Geography chic

These Map Drum Lamp Shades ($29), with maps of San Francisco printed on ivory parchment, would look smart paired with club chairs and a campaign desk. Available at Pottery Barn, 4230 Main St., Manayunk and potterybarn.com.

Hometown favorite

Local fans of Ork Posters rejoiced when the famous neighborhood poster house released their Philadelphia poster ($22) last September. Available at orkposters.com.

Armchair traveler

Dream about future journeys from the comfort of your couch with Ferm Living's World Map pillow ($110). Available at 2modern.com.

Ducky dinghy

The Map Dinghy Drain Stopper ($10) encourages bath-time adventures: The boat floats while the stopper stops. Available at momastore.org.

Suds and subways

Anglophiles will want to pay tribute to the iconic Tube map with a London Underground Shower Curtain ($29). Available at izolashower.com.

For your reference

The Philadelphia Map Grocery Tote ($20) places cheesesteaks squarely between Center City and South Philly. Available at velocityartanddesign.com.

Always have Paris

Frame a sheet of Cavallini's high-quality decorative paper for instant, affordable, vintage fine art. Paris Map ($4.50) is a favorite. Available at Hello World, 257 S. 20th St., and Hello Home, 1004 Pine St.


Caroline Tiger is a Philadelphia writer.

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