I’ve been mildly obsessed with rugs lately, mainly because I own four small ones at the moment and plan on needing more once I move. (Pleassssse, hardwood gods be with me!) kinder GROUND is an innovative system that turns everyone into designers with their modular carpeting. By deconstructing traditional shapes and sizes, they invite everyone to get in on the fun of creating colorful floor coverings. Choose from 37 styles of hexagons, triangles, and diamonds that show off a love of geometry and mid-century modern design.
(via Design Milk)
For me, this is the year of the textile. For a long time I focused on filling my home with furniture and art that makes me happy, but now it’s time to fill in the spaces. That basically translates to I need amazing pillows, rugs, and blankets!
Caitlin Wilson Textiles has a great selection of pieces popping with pattern and color, which is integral to my home because I rely heavily on whites and neutrals for larger pieces. Her patterns are also easily mixed and matched, making it super easy to swap out one thing for another when you get bored.
I’m loving the black spotted rug that’s found a home in my kitchen. I’ve stayed away from any sort of floor coverings in there up until this point and am so happy with the touch of pattern! (It looks like Bebe and Rainey also approve.)
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These beautifully inspired Leaf Rugs from VIVIDGREY pull double duty as rugs or throws which only makes me want to own one (or three to layer) all the more. Each one is dyed and manufactured from organic linen canvas and stuffed with pure organic cotton sourced from an Indian fairtrade cooperative. And all of the textured lines are hand-drawn without a pattern, making each piece unique!
Tiles can either be traditional and boring or fresh and interesting, there’s not really a lot of middle ground to be covered. Fireclay Tile recently released two new designs in their Debris series – Wave and Picket – that fall squarely (no pun intended) into the second category. Wave captures the feel of the undulating Pacific Ocean while Picket transforms the iconic pattern into a bold, geometric design. Both use up to 70% recycled materials that are sourced with 200 miles of their Northern California factory – not only is that good for the environment, but it also results in one of the hardest tiles available.
Wooden. Rugs. Rolls those two words around in your mind hole for a minute or two. German artist Elisa Strozyk has created three variations of these delightful coverings. Strozyk dyes and connects row upon row of triangular pieces as she pulls together the end result of a colored wooden rug, which is so flexible that you can literally crumple it up and toss it into a corner. (via Design Milk)
Oh, hey there – I’m sorry, but I just can’t stop staring at these images of Marbelous Wood. It’s crazy good, right?? Pernille Snedker uses a repurposed marbling technique from old book covers to give wood this incredible look. Produced one drop of color at a time, ring by ring, the pattern is constructed on the water surface. The final result being a reflection of the annual rings of wood and a product that can be used on both walls and floors. (via Mint)
01/ Wonderbread bust sculptures of famous people by Milena Korolczuk.
02/ Oh, no big deal. It’s just the Rugrats Grown Up.
03/ Movie barcodes made from compressing film frames.
04/ Air rifle BB taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans.
05/ One couple, Every Subway Station in Manhattan.
06/ This heat wave even has ceramics melting!
07/ Beautiful driftwood sculptures by Jeffro Uitto.
08/ The Game of Life is going life-sized on the island of Yoron, Japan.
09/ 40-foot dragon skull built on a beach in England to promote GoT.
10/ Monster skin rugs!
01/ Laser cut leg wear inspired by molting animals.
02/ Pretty IP creates a color palette from your computer’s IP address.
03/ Oh you know, just a shower that works like a car wash.
04/ Print out this Oscar ballot before Sunday’s awards show.
05/ Carpets made from socks and shirts.
06/ Animals sculpted from colored shards of glass.
07/ I don’t like snakes, but I love Milky Joe in his handmade pink sweater!
08/ Now these are some crazy insane birds nests.
09/ A map of the US made from 50,000 wooden matchsticks.
10/ Love this print – The Various Varieties of Vegetables!
The high today is 74 degrees, and I have visions of windows thrown wide open and bare feet. And these Found Battani Stripe Rugs fit into my mindscape perfectly.