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Vernal Cusp Rug

This definitely has a spring-time feel, which might help lighten up some of those darker rooms. (Also, don’t be afraid of florals; they won’t hurt you.)

Wool; cotton backing

$78.00-$1,098.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $78.00-$1,098.00
Availability: Buy Vernal Cusp Rug here

Folk Rug

Traditional folk design cropped and updated with a softer palette…absolutely lovely.

Folk emerges from this recovery of the origins and ornamental culture. The collection incorporates floral motifs and borders as a representation of ancestral themes. It feeds on the sobriety of the traditional design of the borders and updates it to suit contemporary environments while maintaining its original folklore. The result is a rug in raw, purple and green shades that take you back to a warm homely atmosphere of legends and mythology.

Designer: Nani Marquina
Material: Handmade, hand tufted, 100% New Zealand wool
Dimensions: 5.6 x 7.9 feet, 6.6 x 9.8 feet
Custom sizes available – delivery time is 12 to 14 weeks

$2045.00 – $3010.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $2045.00
Availability: Buy Folk Rug here

Ends-Of-The-Earth Rug

Bright colors to me are like shiny things to raccoons. I can’t help it.

This intricate nature scene is equally at home on a wall as on a bare floor. Inspired by watercolor renderings of the Tree of Life, this handwoven punja rug depicts all manner of creatures, from the denizens of highest heavens to those of the deepest sea.

Wool, cotton; cotton backing
5′ x 7′
$998.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $998.00
Availability: Buy Ends-Of-The-Earth Rug here

Putt Up or Shut Up Rug Kit and Golfer’s Doorstop

A couple of golf-related home items for those of you that like (or know anyone who likes) golf.

Putt Up or Shut Up Rug Kit, $139.99 (8 Tile Rug)

“Not your run-of-the-mill putting green FLOR’s Putt Up or Shut Up rug adds a modern modular twist so you can perfect your game with style…Each rug comes with a rug map with three different course configurations (Par 3 Par 4 and Par 5) and FLORdots so you can reconfigure your design as much as you like.”

Golfer’s Doorstop: $17.95, Buy it here.

“Wedge the stop under the door to keep it open, or closed if you don’t want anyone to know that you’d rather be doing anything golf than taking out the garbage. Comes with a plastic golf ball that’s lighter than a standard ball so it won’t damage anything as a result of an unruly practice put. Measures 6 3/8 inches L x 2 7/8 inches at widest by 1 inch at highest point. Plastic.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $139.99
Available from: Flor

Michelle Weinberg Rugs

Pretend for a moment that money is no object. Then imagine how one of these rugs would absolutely make a room. Even if you’re not there yet, trust me, it would.

In addition to producing and exhibiting paintings and collage works, artist Michelle Weinberg has transferred her unique aesthetic to the realm of design. She responds to Nature and the built environment with a vocabulary that merges the modern and the folkloric. Pattern provides the vital pulse that animates her imagery, along with vivid color relationships, abstracted typographic forms, and a retro sensibility that permeates her works. Her line of handmade limited edition rugs are produced in Nepal in wool and silk, 100 knots per sq. inch, Rugmark certified (no child labor involved).

Nino Flor, 23″ round meditation rug: around $995.00
Elements in an Ecosystem, 8′ x 4′: around $7,900.00
Elope, 6′ x 5′: around $7,500.00
M Forever, 6′ round: arount $7,900.00
Buy it here.

Flora Jute Rug

Okay, hear me out: ever since seeing this photo (styled by Laura Fulmine), I’ve kinda liked jute rugs in woven shapes and patterns. Besides, there’s something really nice about natural materials in modern spaces. So, of course I have to post this one, because it’s even crazier than that one from the photo.

Handwoven from natural jute, our Flora rug is a nifty surprise for your floor. Add a bit of organic modernism to your room.

52″ x 72″

$495.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $495.00
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Gunta Stölzl Plate 160 Rug

Originally created on paper at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, this work by Gunta Stölzl is impressive to behold. Realized into being by weaver Jack Lenor Larsen, the design (and price) should perhaps interest you enough to do a little design history research before purchasing.

A notable figure at the Bauhaus, Gunta Stölzl is known for her textiles as well as her leadership as one of the few women to teach at the Bauhaus, and the only woman to hold a senior role on the faculty…she explored ways to “reinvent” weaving and in the process evolved it from craft to industrial design. Fellow student Anni Albers described Stölzl as “having an almost animal feeling for textiles,” and having an affinity for color. (Stölzl credited Paul Klee with opening her eyes to how colors interact with each other.) Her work also shows an understanding of omnidirectional design, in how it is satisfying to approach each rug from any angle. –DWR

Handspun wool; cotton backing with latex adhesive.
W 8′ L 11′ H 1″
$5,000.00, Buy it at DWR.

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Price: $5,000.00
Available from: DWR

Black, White, and Red Dhurrie Rug

Another excellent black and white graphic rug to consider…

Underscore a room with this geometric black and white patterned cotton dhurrie rug and you’ll love the results. Its bold and bright pattern ends in a band of red finished off with black and white pom-pom fringe.

6′ x 9′

$699.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Black, White, and Red Dhurrie Rug here

Thomas Paul Rugs

It’s only recently where I’ve really stopped to look at the whole collection of Thomas Paul rugs, and I’ve got to say these three puppies have got me hooked. I like the graphics, and especially how the Souk one (shown on left) is off-kilter…superb.

Souk In Indigo And Cream: $270 – $1,464,
Buy it here.
Seed In Chocolate And Cream: $270 – $1,464, Buy it here.
Zinnia In Persimmon And Cream: $270 – $1,464,
Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

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View Thomas Paul Rugs here

Domino, Harmony, and Flock Rugs

Three very decent rugs from CB2. (It’s always so nice to see modern rugs in living-room sizes for under $600.)

left to right:
domino rug (5’x8′ or 8’x10′), $299.00 – $599.00, Buy it here.
harmony rug (5’x8′ or 8’x10′), $299.00 – $599.00, Buy it here.
flock rug (5’x8′), $299.00, Buy it here.

Sarah Morris Carpet

This probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but personally, this carpet makes my head explode. The whole Artware Editions site has some great stuff (posted the wallpapers in remodel section yesterday) so if you get a chance you might want to browse through the various artists’ editions.

This carpet design by Sarah Morris is available as wall-to-wall carpeting, or bound as a custom-sized area rug. A 12′ minimum width is required.

printed nylon carpet, designed 2006

$12.00 per square foot, Buy it here.

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Price: $12.00
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Oto Collection

Whoa, take a look at these automobile-inspired rugs; brace yourself though, prices start at $7,938.00.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,938.00
Availability: Buy Oto Collection here

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Rangoli Rug

Nani Marquina has an excellent selection of floor coverings, and luckily right now you can get 20% off this one from DWR (Rug and Upholstery sale through January 27, 2009). Update: Sale over.


Purchase Information:

Price: $3,200.00
Availability: Buy Rangoli Rug here

Raw Rug

Check this out: recycled from manufacturing waste, this rug is hand stitched together to make a new unique striped pattern.

Purchase Information:

Price: $600.00
Availability: Buy Raw Rug here

Selina Rose Textiles

The wool felt cut-out patterns of Selina Rose are simply lovely.

Selina [Rose] uses innovative cutting-edge technology with 100% wool felt to create unique interior products. The product range includes rugs, window panels, room dividers, screens, table runners, cushions, lighting, and wallcoverings. Her innovative felt surfaces are suitable for a broad range of applications and are available to commission for private, residential and commercial interiors.

Bloom table runner, 40 x 145 cm, £99.00
Bloom rug, 120cm x 120cm, £450.00

Buy it here.

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Price: £99.00
Availability: Buy Selina Rose Textiles here