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'.
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.
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.
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?
Designed by Esti Barnes, El Luminoso is a made-to-measure carpet that mixes LEDs into the pile. Given that the last rugs I
writhed upon with gay abandon wrote about were the Wurst rugs, a selection of sausage-inspired floor coverings that looked like a pool of puke, Esti's design is bleedin' gawjus. No idea of the…
Number two in an occasional series of crazy things to do with meat, this is Mortadella, one of four sausage-inspired rugs. The others in the series are (below, from left) Blood Sausage, Bierschinken and Salami. Made in Germany and available online, I think I can safely say that it's one of the Wurst rugs I've ever…
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.
Those asshole negative ions. They just sit around all day being all negativey and distributing the case of the Mondays to everyone in their path. There is only one way to beat those negative ions: use a
heating pad Biomat mx. This rug—available in a variety of sizes—does some special amethyst magic to make the…
There's no definite reason why sewer entrances have to be covered with round metal discs and yet they are the world over, and those of us at Gizmodo with keen interests in all things urban are endlessly fascinated by how manhole coverdesigns differ from city to city, country to country. The Japanese approach it as art
I'm kind of weirded out by this picture. Apparently this is some sort of illuminated rug but if you look at it wrong it looks like the dog has disappeared. Created by Johanna Hyrkas, the entire rug is full of embedded LEDs can stand up to most foot traffic... hopefully.