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neighborwoods

by Aymie Spitzer $96.00
Handmade

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  • the story

Wood You Be My Neighbor

From the spot you met your sweetie to the locale of your favorite watering hole, this unique piece celebrates the neighborhoods that make your city yours. Using her passion for typography and antique maps, graphic designer Aymie Spitzer laser engraves your well-loved locale, creating a a rustic metropolis in aeromatic cedar wood. Finshed with an engraved emblem of the city's name and established date, this charming artwork is perfect for celebrating hometowns, new stomping grounds or favorite corners of the country. Handmade in Oregon.

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  • details
Handmade
Item ID
24224
Made from
cedar wood
Measurements
14.25" H x 11.5" W
Notes
Comes ready to hang via saw tooth hook.
  • the maker
Aymie Spitzer

Aymie Spitzer

Aymie Spitzer is a graphic designer living in San Francisco. She has a passion for typography and lettering, specifically hand-lettered vernacular found in real life and documented in antique publications such as maps and type foundry specimens. Aymie's work captures some of that hand-lettered aesthetic of antique maps while capturing the story of each city. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
NEIGHBORWOODS
 
4.0

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice workmanship (7)
  • Visually pleasing (6)
  • Perfect size (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Decoration (6)
  • Gift (3)
    • Display Location:
    • Living room (5), Office (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (4), Budget shopper (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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4.0

Beautiful

By 

from San Francisco

About Me Budget Shopper

Pros

  • Nice Workmanship
  • Perfect Size
  • Visually Appealing

Cons

  • Thin

Best Uses

    Comments about NEIGHBORWOODS:

    I bought this for my husband for Christmas to go with the other San Francisco art we own. It's beautifully made, though a bit thinner than I was expecting. I'd love to buy more for the other cities we've lived in! Beautiful, unique gift, definitely recommend.

    • Display Location:
    • Living Room, Office
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Unique Gift

    By 

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Workmanship
    • Realistic
    • Visually Appealing

    Cons

    • Smaller Than Expected

    Best Uses

    • Decoration
    • Gift

    Comments about NEIGHBORWOODS:

    My husband and I just celebrated our 5th anniversary, so I was looking for gifts made of wood. We've spent our entire married life in San Diego, and we both love maps. When I first was looking for wooden gifts, I thought of bamboo wood chimes, then I came across Neighborwoods and was very excited.

    When my husband opened it, we were first met with a lovely cedar aroma. The detail for the San Diego map is accurate and impressive. We are both quite pleased with that. The laser cutting is precise and clean, which is pleasing. I like the population statistic, but it would be nice to include an "as of" date on the map, in order to preserve its historical accuracy for the statistics and the actual map.

    Knowing how much it cost, however, I was disappointed with how thin the Neighborwood is. It couldn't be more than 1/4" thick.

    All in all, we're both very pleased with its look, and my husband found a place to hang it immediately.

    • Display Location:
    • Living Room, Office
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Neighborwoods

    By 

    from Oakland, CA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Quality Material
    • Nice Workmanship
    • Perfect Size
    • Visually Appealing
    • Vivid Detail

    Cons

    • Thinner Than I Expected

    Best Uses

    • Decoration

    Comments about NEIGHBORWOODS:

    Love the detail and font choice!

    • Display Location:
    • Living Room
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Nice memory

    By 

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Frame Design
    • Nice Workmanship
    • Perfect Size
    • Visually Appealing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Gift

      Comments about NEIGHBORWOODS:

      Great gift

      • Display Location:
      • Living Room
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very Nice; Not As Expected

      By 

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Workmanship
      • Visually Appealing

      Cons

      • Not as Expected
      • Smaller Than Expected

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about NEIGHBORWOODS:

      .

      • Display Location:
      • Bedroom, Hallway, Living Room, Office
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not worth the money

      By 

      from ny,ny

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Pros

      • Nice Workmanship

      Cons

      • Not as Expected
      • Poor Quality Material

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about NEIGHBORWOODS:

      Cheap looking. Very disappointed. I wish it could be returned. Won't even give it as a gift. Concept was cool. Execution lacked luster. Wood is thin. Bad purchase

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Gift

      By 

      from Michigan

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Quality Material
      • Nice Workmanship
      • Visually Appealing
      • Vivid Detail

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accent Piece
        • Decoration
        • Fill Wall Space
        • Gift

        Comments about NEIGHBORWOODS:

        Sent this as a gift. Arrived in only 1 week. Looks great and recipient loved it!

        • Display Location:
        • Office
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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