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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, but we also appreciate the utilitarian good looks of these rugs, patterned after the manhole covers of large US cities and London. Each one is 24", nylon flocked and made of 100% recycled truck tires, guaranteed to look good indoors or out whether you live in the city or the suburbs.

Feet First - Sewer Cover Throw Rugs [Perpetual Kid, via OhGizmo!]