In 1946, Buckminster Fuller patented a map of Earth which presents geographic information without breaks in any of the continental contours, or any visible distortion of the relative shapes or sizes of the land masses. In 1954, the Dymaxion Projection as we know it today was hand drawn by architect, Shoji Sadao, the cartographer and collaborator behind the map. Designer Brendan Ravenhill has configured Fuller’s projection as a magnetic folding globe, a representation of Earth that easily transitions from flat to three dimensional. Fold it to form a geometric globe or unfold to reveal our flattened planet.
Exit9 is a superbly cool and incredibly diverse gift store specializing in museum quality items, designers goods, curious toys and, well.... FUN.
Stores in the East Village and Brooklyn -- Village Voice Best of NY 2010 -- Best Place to Buy Spur-of-the-Moment, Inexpensive Gifts for Virtually Anyone!