22 May


notNeutral - Map Plates
Some of you might remember these fantastic city map plates from notNeutral that I posted on last month. Well, the plates got such a great response from readers that notNeutral would like to hear more from you! They’re planning to add 4 more cities to the map plate collection for fall, and are looking for suggestions as to what those cities should be….which is where you come in!

There is a theme to the collection – so that should help you narrow it down from the zillions of cities out there. The theme is “Culture and Capitalism” – and the quick summary of what they’re looking for in the chosen cities is this: (as quoted from Julie Smith-Clementi, notNeutral President) “We are looking for four cities that have been greatly impacted by man through the process of urban design/development and capital investment, rather than growth through a slower more organic model.” It might also help to read about how they decided upon the cities that are currently in their collection too. Click here to read that press release (pdf).

So – what city (or cities) do YOU think should belong in the upcoming map plate collection? Tokyo? London? NYC? Tell us what you think – and you’ll be entered for a chance to win your favorite map plate from the current collection! TWO winners will be chosen! Just post your suggestion here by Friday, May 25 at midnight PST. Good luck!

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the antibride SAYS:

it HAS to be mexico city… hey, it’s also a fashion capital of the world!!!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 9:00 am

Lisa M. SAYS:

NYC, Mexico City, Hong Kong… These are obvious, I think. LOVE these plates!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 9:23 am

Laura SAYS:

My vote is definitely for CHICAGO! What a great city it is!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 9:24 am

MissChris SAYS:

Although Tokyo, London, and NYC are obvious cities there are still those that are not so obvious like Honolulu, Hawaii. I could be bias because I was born and raised in Hawaii, but I really think that Hawaii as a state has been impacted greatly by development and capital investment.

I would love to see Honolulu on one of these plates.

Reply May 23, 2007 at 9:30 am

Kylinsmom SAYS:

Mexico City is my fave! What amazing plates!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 9:37 am

the nitty-gritty SAYS:

i’d say Tokyo and NYC, for sure!!! no questions!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 9:48 am

lchan SAYS:


Reply May 23, 2007 at 9:57 am

heather h SAYS:

It has to be London!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 10:09 am

monica SAYS:

for its glory days as the manufacturing center, auto’s changed the world right or wrong
and imagine the scuffle to grab the detroit plate at the dinner party

Reply May 23, 2007 at 10:37 am


definately New York City!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 10:39 am

Kymberlie R. McGuire SAYS:

Being from Houston – the fourth largest city in the US – I, naturally, have to say Houston would be great for this!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 10:40 am

Anonymous SAYS:

hi, my name is christine and i vote for san francisco because it is one of the top cities in the country and probably in the world in terms of culture. It is known for its arts and freedom for self-expression as well as a huge tourist spot for it’s culture/arts which also spurs on capitalism. It would be so neat to have a trolley on the plate and the hilly terrain that this city is known for. There are so many touristy spots like, Alcatraz, Golden Gate bridge, and etc. And who hasn’t watched Full House?:)

Reply May 23, 2007 at 10:45 am

Alice SAYS:

Las Vegas is the perfect choice. Living here I can say that the growth is certainly not slow and organic!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 10:47 am

superdumb SAYS:

Tokyo or Wichita, KS- the latter because I live there and it would be funny…

Reply May 23, 2007 at 10:54 am


Madrid, the most amazing city on earth! Tokyo, too!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 10:57 am

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