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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Gatherings SAYS:

Vancouver, BC – some great geography along with the cityscape!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 7:01 pm

Melanie SAYS:

First off, hats off to the showcasing of Berlin. A perfect example of a city rich in interesting history and a leader in modernization. Love it.

My two city choices are:
1. Chicago: The city in the heartland of America that has made tremendous economic leaps, and has recently made strides to become a leader amongst US cities in the green movement. The birthplace of jazz, improv comedy, gospel, and home to a diverse populous–it is recognized as a center of culture. Most recently, it has gained the US 2016 olympic bid! Not to mention, it has always been an iconic city with its memorable lakefront skyline.

2. NYC: Obviously…the city that never sleeps deserves a plate for eating on at every hour of the night. Though I am a Chicago girl, NYC is its bigger and badder big sister. Chock full of innovation in design, performing arts, architecture, and business. NY bleeds colors with its diverse populous. Not to mention…wouldn’t the big green Central Park look cool on the plate?

Honorable Mentions: London, Rome, Tokyo…but I had to go for the hometown cities. Next in my heart was Prague…but I am not sure that is what you are looking for- though it is terribly romantic.

Reply May 23, 2007 at 7:49 pm

Christen SAYS:

Makes me miss LA…Adorable!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 8:08 pm

Terina SAYS:

being from so cal, i would want the LA plates. i don’t know a whole lot about other cities. paris, frankfurt, perhaps strasbourg france because it is the home of the new European Union. reading about all these places just makes me want to visit them!

Reply May 23, 2007 at 8:09 pm

Kristen SAYS:

I think Chicago, NYC, London and Tokyo definitely should be considered

Reply May 23, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Marilyn SAYS:

NYC, Seattle, Paris, Venice

Reply May 24, 2007 at 12:03 am

Kristie S. SAYS:

Athens, Greece!!!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 5:57 am

amyk SAYS:

i think that they should definately add NYC. Maybe that seems obvious, but the set seems incomplete without it. Sydney would also be fun.

Reply May 24, 2007 at 6:03 am

it's me, Val SAYS:

Not many people are saying Chicago!! It may be the windy city, but it’s also a city of amazing culture, architecture, history, shopping . . . it’s just fabulous all-round! :)

Reply May 24, 2007 at 6:35 am

Anonymous SAYS:

Boston! THe John Hancock building that is all mirrors to show off the beautiful, historical architecture…doesn’t get any better than that!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 6:55 am

Laura SAYS:

DC of course, i’m sure our crazy circles would look great on a plate.

Reply May 24, 2007 at 7:05 am

mama k SAYS:

Philadelphia! So much history there.
Great giveaway!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 7:23 am

judes SAYS:

Very interesting selections! I’d say Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, NYC, Sao Paolo (Brazil), Buenos Aires – at least one of those should be next!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 7:42 am

Anonymous SAYS:

Those plates are so cool I think my daughter would love to eat dinner on these.

Fran Heupel

Reply May 24, 2007 at 8:49 am

Russell and Hillary Jordan SAYS:

I like the idea of Venice.. Would require a lot of Blue Water!

Reply May 24, 2007 at 9:19 am

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