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Nebula Rugs and Towels by Schönstaub

November 12, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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The team over at Zurich-based Schönstaub released this great series of rugs and bath towels adorned with various photos of nebulae. The the 100% cotton towels are available through their shop and the rugs appear to be made to order. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

 

 



Art

Astonishingly Dense Quilled Paper Rugs by Lisa Nilsson

November 6, 2014

Christopher Jobson

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These astonishing renderings of symmetrically designed carpets are the beginning of a new paper sculpture series by artist Lisa Nilsson (previously) who arranges quilled strips of hand-cut mulberry paper at remarkably small scale. The new paper works are a departure from her earlier exploration of anatomical cross-sections and show a marked leap in her nearly unbelievable vision of paper quilling, something All Things Paper’s Ann Martin boldly states “has never been seen in its hundreds of years as an art form.” Unlike a traditional rug that might be woven row by row, Nilsson instead starts at the very center and progresses slowly outward, a tedious process that takes several months to complete a single piece. If you want to learn more, head over to All Things Paper to read an interview with Nilsson about her process.

 

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Binding. Quilling dimensions: 17″ x 20″.

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Small Red Rug. Quilling dimensions: 9″ x 12″.

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Art

Intricate Temporary Carpets Made from Everyday Objects by 'We Make Carpets'

October 9, 2014

Johnny Waldman

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Exhibition view of “Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS”

It’s not hard to imagine what Dutch design trio We Make Carpets, makes. True to their name, Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg create carpets, but not they kind you’re thinking of. Mixing traditional pattern making with a critical view of consumer society, the group creates unusual carpets using everything from crayons and fireworks to cocktail umbrellas, plastic forks and dried pasta. From a distance we simply see a decorative carpet. But upon closer inspection the meticulously assorted collection of dense materials reveal themselves.

We Make Carpets is currently celebrating 5 years and 50 different carpets with an exhibition at mu in Eindhoven. “Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS” is going on through October 26, 2014. You can see much more of these big and small temporary carpets on the artist’s website.

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Exhibition view of “Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS”

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Exhibition view of “Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS”

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Skewer Carpet

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Skewer Carpet, detail

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Crayon Carpet (2013) was built from 16,000 colored crayons

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Firework Carpet (2014)

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Exhibition view of “Kneeling: Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS”

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Design

Florian Pucher Turns Aerial Photos into Plush Carpeting

October 2, 2014

Johnny Waldman

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From a young age Florian Pucher was always fascinated by landscapes underneath and how blissful and beautiful our world looks from above. “I have always loved to travel and tried to always get window seats on planes,” said the Beijing-based Austrian architect who even avoided travelling by night in order to see as many different landscapes as possible. Pucher is now turning his childhood obsession into LANDCARPET: a series of rugs modeled after birds-eye-view aerial photographs of land.

Pucher uses various online mapping services to pinpoint locations of interest and then does picture searches to get a feel for the colors and elevations. He sometimes coincidentally will stumble upon satellite imagery or maps, which may lead to a new rug design. “Some countries are very easily recognizable through their methods of farming and that has always intrigued me,” Pucher tells us. “Furthermore as an architect and master planner I constantly get to see and look through site surveys, aerial images and city plans which have further sharpened my eye for distinguishable patterns and different layers.”

Pucher’s LANDCARPETs are signed and hand tufted in limited editions of 88 pieces. You can purchase one directly through his website. (via Yatzer)

 

 



Art

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac

September 24, 2013

Christopher Jobson

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Art director Jonathan Bréchignac of Paris-based design studio Joe & Nathan has been working on a series of drawn carpets using ballpoint Bic pens. The first four drawings were completed last year and were made to approximate the size of Muslim prayer carpets. Bréchignac says the various designs and patterns found in each piece were inspired by an amalgam of artistic forms and influences:

Painstakingly detailed, it explores different ways and patterns to create a unique whole with only a simple tool: the “Less is more” precept. The inspiration comes from different types of art (French roman, traditional Japanese, native American and Mexican) and also military camouflage and animal patterns. Together they create a mix of civilizations and religions bringing forth a new meaning to them.

A newer carpet, aptly titled Ultraviolet, was recently completed and will be on view at the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels through 2014. (via Juxtapoz, Yatzer)