Posts Tagged ‘cool rugs’
February 15th, 2013 – We continued to venture off the beaten path this week to shares a plethora of great designs with our readers. The hot topics on KNSTRCT this week were the innovative Stromlinie 75 Concept Car, an unforgettable addition to an apartment in Junqueira, a conquest to find the coolest man caves, and a quick guide towards preparedness with the top disaster relief gadgets. With so many designs on our radar, not all make it onto KNSTRCT in the form of a full feature, but at the end of each week we round up five incredible design happenings to continue our quest to share quality creative news.
PlayWithDesign held an event this week at the Playtime Paris trade show. At the event, 10 designers created 10 exclusive cool creations on the theme of play with the imposed material as only constraint: polyurethane foam. One noteworthy designer, Mathilde Bretillot created the “Cocoon” swing, a cool and cozy children’s swing.
Ferrari will F7o (or F150) hypercar at the Geneva Auto Show next month
Finally, Ferrari is giving us a teaser photograph of their first hypercar in more than a decade. The Ferrari F70 (or F150) is set to make its first debut at the Geneva Auto Show next month. The car is said to boast a V8 putting out more than 800 horsepower, a Formula 1-style KERS hybrid system adding even more power, and the lowest curb weight ever to roll off a Ferrari factory floor. The car will generate “as much downforce as a Formula 1 competitor,” allowing it to “turn into a corner” at blistering speed. Ferrari says, the car will post a faster zero-to-120 mph time than even the Enzo, with 40 percent lower emissions.
Cyclo & Tubes upcycled carpet collection by Papilio
In effort to upcycle all those un-used tires and inner tubes out there, Belgian based contemporary carpet company Papilio has introduced their new carpet collection constructed of – wait for it – tires and inner tubes. The manufacturing process behind the Cycle & Tube carpets adds polypropylene and doesn’t requires any harsh chemicals to the finished product. For the Cyclo collection, the inner tubes are split open and used in a woven structure. The Tubes, on the other hand, are used in a method where the tires are cut and then connected according to the traditional tying technique.
Photographer Yakov Volkind captured a handmade colored pencil ball
Photographer and stylist Lacey created this Polaroid inspired editorial for Details magazine called Instant Gratification
February 15th, 2013 – A tsunami of black rats on a hibiscus pink background. A sea of staring eyes. Everywhere! Those wild eyes with their crazed look. Those intermingled tails. A freakish, tangled skein, teeming with crawling creatures inching towards an unknown destination. A purpose it is up to us to determine, or perhaps invent. Pupsam is Parisian creative studio led by David Puel & Thomas Libé, both researchers and inventors who, lucky for all of us, found their way into the design to create this amazing, repulsing, and fascinating rodent rug. The Rat King Rug is a hand-knotted carpet constructed of wool & viscose, because of it’s intricacy, only eight carpets were made.
Esparto grass is a traditional material which is manufactured into soles of sandals – a perfect choice in material for a carpet full of connecting footprints. The Tread Carpet is the design of Barcelona based design firm Martín Azúa, but is hand crafted by artisan woman from the region of Murcia, in South East Spain. The Tread Carpet is not a plush rug you sink your feet into after a hard days work, actually, its quite the contrary feeling. The Esparto grass is strong and tough, originally created to outfit a commercial Camper shoe store. This is a subtle, yet impressively clever piece, that is sure to add flare to your living room.
(Photography: Copyright Martin Azua)
These day’s, skinning a bear just gives you no street cred! Over at Longoland, they’re upping the ante by skinning monsters! White monsters or grey monsters with big sharp teeth can now grace your hardwood floor. The Monster Skin Rugs are hand made with wool felt by artist Joshua Ben Longo who says that because he creates the rugs by hand, each piece is a little bit different, which in our opinion, increases the richness of its character.