Tastes and style preferences may vary from person to person, but it would be hard to remain friends with anyone who doesn't think this Millennium Falcon rug is the perfect accent piece for any room—be it an office, a den, a living room, or a secret cargo hold no one knows about.
Sure, bicycles get made from all sorts of unlikely-sounding materials these days — bamboo bikes are a lot more common than you'd imagine. But making a working bike from recycled carpet definitely sounds like it's taking things too far.
If you're obsessed with college hoops, these miniature basketball court rugs from Milliken are the perfect final touch for decorating that one room in your home that's jam-packed with NCAA memorabilia—and you'll never need to mop up a single drop of sweat.
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.
You know that incredibly satisfying feeling of seeing a freshly vacuumed carpet with the fibers all perfectly upright and unmarred by footprints? Designer Yuta Sugiura has found a way to take advantage of that effect to print detailed images on a rug or carpeting using a handheld machine he developed and built.
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.
Anyone who grew up with a tiny garage full of Hot Wheels cars must remember those plush playmats featuring roads, parking lots, and parks. You were free to cruise around anywhere you liked—but what kind of message does that send to future drivers? These IVI 3D Play Carpets are a much better alternative, featuring a…
With a development that will surely appeal to airports, Philips has announced a partnership with flooring manufacturer Desso to produce a light transmissive LED-powered carpet that can be used to display warning messages, directions, or even fancy glowing designs. And airports are just the tip of the glowy-floor…
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.
Hoping to provide a safer home environment for the elderly and those with diminishing mobility, a team of researchers at the University of Manchester have created a pressure sensing smart carpet that can detect and even predict when someone might fall.
If you like the look of hard wood floors but prefer the comfortable feel of carpet underfoot, Danish rug maker Ege has created a whole collection of photorealistic floor coverings inspired by natural finishes like stone blocks and wood panels.
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.
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…