ABOUT REMEMBERING PLACES
Remembering Places features latest trends in modern souvenir design and locates exciting design destinations as well as unique local shops that offer something authentic and original. We are looking for products and projects from different countries that have the mission to redesign souvenirs as special objects that hold memories of a certain place and give them more value than what they represent now.
A souvenir is an object of great controversy. Cheap, kitsch, mass-produced items give souvenir a bad reputation. However, this all is about to change. There is a movement in modern design that wants to reconsider an idea of traditional souvenirs and make them objects of national pride. Young creatives from around the world are exploring their heritage, experimenting with traditional elements within their culture, using old crafting techniques to give a new meaning to objects that will hold the essence of their country. We discovered some amazing designs we would like to share with you.
On the other hand, there are more and more ordinary people who travel often and who want to bring back home something different than key rings or fridge magnets. They are tired of falling into the same tourist trap all over again in every country they visit. They are looking for uniqueness, quality and meaning, a perfect keepsake that has a true story to tell about the place they visit.
Remembering places would like to be a meeting point for designers and travellers, a valuable source of information about the latest products in souvenir design and locations where to get a perfect memorabilia.
We welcome you to join us and share your design and stories on this subject via the Submit page. If you are the owner of a local artisan shop with interesting locally designed and produced products, list your shop here. If you would like to talk to us, make a suggestion, advertise or support us in any way, please send us a message via the Contact page. We are looking forward to hearing from you!