Contemporary art is sometimes bizarre, but images of weapons appearing on traditional Afghani rugs may be the strangest change in modern art. The tradition was started during the Soviet occupation started in 1979, and these items are still made by most of the local ethnic groups.
It's been said it's not wise to upset a Wookiee, but turning one of them into a rug, how could that possibly go wrong? You won't find a more luxurious pelt in the galaxy, and unlike that gleaming white Wampa fur, you can spill all the Juri juice you want on this Chewbacca rug and no one will be the wiser.
Some decorating decisions are made for reasons of beauty. Some for a specific taste. And others are made because the homeowner's a sadist who enjoys fucking with people's heads. Here are some lovely floor options.
There's something about seeing the developed world from 20,000 or so feet that's absolutely mesmerizing—like a fascinating map you can't stop poring over, despite knowing it by heart. Architect Florian Pucher has taken those magical views and recreated them as hand-tufted wool rugs.
What's this? A piece of Star Wars-themed decor that doesn't look like a grade eight craft project? There's a chance that folks who've never even seen Star Wars might actually want this Death Star rug in their living room, since its asymmetrical design doesn't scream 'science fiction movie prop'.
You can also get a matching scarf, ski cap, and sweater.
Is your living room floor bare? Do you like optical illusions? Do you love Star Wars? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you'll definitely love this floor runner depicting Han Solo stuck in carbonate.
We've seen rugs that let you cruise through the cosmos in your slippers, but these lovely floor coverings take a more terrestrial approach. Each of the one-meter-square samples is hand-tufted to depict a small glimpse of the world as viewed from Google Earth.
Had the Persian Empire had access to modern electronics, particularly the intricately etched circuit boards found in most devices, their famous woven rug designs might have ended up looking more like Lukas Scherrer's Memory Rug.
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.
You might want to avert your eyes if the thought of any harm coming to the beloved Muppet and claymation characters of childhood. Redditor Wizzer2801 posted these "horribly cute" creations his wife has been stitching up, and promises there's a store in the works. I hope they get it online soon, because my floor could…
When you decorate a room you're stuck with a single color palette all year round that doesn't necessarily reflect the changing seasons outside. So maybe we should look to Siren Elise Wilhelmsen's color-changing rug for inspiration on designing a room that reflects, or contrasts, the temperatures outside.
Under the right circumstances, a home furnishing has the power to make visitors green around the gills. Such is the findings of a recent paper published in the journal Perception, "The sickening rug: a repeating static pattern that leads to motion-sickness-like symptoms."
It's one thing to put your own personal touch into the appearance of your home. But basing your household aesthetic around your own unique DNA signature takes that idea up more than a few notches.
Who has tim to actually visit places anymore? Not me. Too much stuff to do that doesn't involve curiosity or exercise. That's why these Google Maps "Worldwide Carpets" area rugs are so perfect.
Imagine a vast kingdom of rolling hills and rippling tides, cast in soothing shades of green, blue, and yellow. A kingdom that is soft and squishy. A kingdom in which the only doctrine is the Divine Right of Toes.
This concept scale that doubles as a decorative rug might—might—be the thing to finally get me taking better care of myself.
Remember the days before broadband when images would get all, you know, stretchy and weird?