I've never been to Portland, but I've seen the airport's carpet a million times. If you asked me to draw a picture of the delightfully geometric 80s design, I could probably do it with my eyes closed. How, you wonder? Hipsters. That's how.
You can also get a matching scarf, ski cap, and sweater.
Weekends are for dreaming of interior design. This weekend, I'm gazing with covetous awe at Schönstaub's nebula area rugs. The three rug designs are photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of nebulas in the small and large Magellanic Clouds.
Part topography, part bathymetry, part meteorology, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum has one intense carpet. Two hundred square meters of the museum are dedicated to this maritime map of the Hong Kong harbour.
A games shop in Paris embraced the rubber-sheet metaphor of space-time to guide their interior design. The illusion is so convincing I can imagine shoppers occasionally stumble when their eyes and feet disagree about where exactly to expect the floor.
These rugs, which depict the five senses of touch, smell, sight, taste and hearing, seem to leap out as three-dimensional shapes as you look at them. Weirdly, though, they are in fact perfectly flat.
In this series, photographer Christopher Payne ventures into various textile factories to uncover industrial architecture and document historical textile-making processes.
There's usually little to remark about a place's carpet. Unless it's a brain-frying casino pattern, carpet is... carpet. It sits there. It soaks up dirt, dander, and urine. Sometimes it's beige. But not this carpet, which bends the space-time continuum.
Remember the days before broadband when images would get all, you know, stretchy and weird?
I'm not all about typing on the floor like the dude pictured here, but I do have quite a few cords criss-crossing the rooms of my home. For the most part, these cords are hidden in a very half-assed manner behind couches and under rugs —resulting in a geeky ghetto look that is as dangerous as it is hideous. My guess…
Fumbling around for the alarm clock in the morning is second place only to getting elbowed in the ribs because we can't find the alarm clock when it comes to things we don't look forward to when we wake up. That's why this alarm clock mat design by Sofie Collin & Gustav Lanberg is so great.
Most of us try to hide cables under the carpet or along the walls or inside the walls, but this weird cable carpet displays them prominently. Designed by a German student, this rug has cable patterns cut out of it, designed for you to pass your cables through.
Those crazy Japanese researchers and designers are at it again. They have developed a carpet that contains a layer of electrodes that can accurately measure electrical flow resistance and guess facts about the person walking on it, including age, height, weight, gender and even shoe size. Hit the jump for a bit more.
It was just a few months ago that we reported on the existence of Space Invaders wall stickers and judging by the overwhelming response, it appears that the public can't get enough of those evil, Earth-coveting space aliens. Carpet Invaders, created by Poland's Janek Simon, incorporates everyone's favorite Space-based…
This project, named carpet/?s, allows personalized ascii carpet to be purchased. All that is needed is a single click and the program will generate a unique ascii output.
If you're sick and tired of stumbling through the darkness during your late-night trips to the can, here s help: carpet that glows in the dark and helps you find your way. It doesn't use any electricity; inside the yarn is some kind of juju that absorbs light energy from either natural or artificial light during the…