Most of us bring a camera to our travels, capturing the images of anything that interests us while annoying the local residents. Designer Teresa Lim decided she did not want to look like an average tourist, so she thought of a very unique way on how to preserve the memories from her trips.

Anywhere Teresa goes, she takes the time to make an embroidered souvenir, depicting the beautiful landscapes or famous landmarks that she visited. As of now, she has brought these little embroidery souvenirs from such places as Vietnam, Tokyo, Prague, Germany.

On her website, Teresa explains how and why the cool art project began: “I started the project late 2014 after I realized that with today’s state of the art technology, taking pictures becomes so easy. I wanted something more from my travels, to be able to take back a part of those historical sites with me. When I’m done with a piece, I actually feel like I KNOW that place, and that gives me a huge sense of satisfaction that I think just taking a photo wouldn’t give.”

If you liked Lim’s “Sew Wanderlust” unique art series, be sure to check out her website for more of her amazing works of art.

More info: (h/t: modernmet, designtaxi)

Vietnam, Ha Long Bay

Tokyo (left) | Perth, Serpentine Falls (right)


Germany, Laufersweiler

London, Big Ben



Prague, Charles bridge