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A young German artist has designed a new carpet based on earth… Google Earth that is. David Hanauer’s new area rugs are printed with satellite images taken from Google Earth. Anyone who’s toured around Google Earth before can easily spot the suburban housing developments, highways, parking...

Chances are you might’ve heard of the term “carpetbaggers” before. Perhaps in a novel or way back in a high school U.S. history class. But do you know who the carpetbaggers really were? Or why they were called carpetbaggers at all? The term “carpetbaggers” first originated...

The Navajo rug is one of the most recognized and sought after forms of Southwestern art. With their bold geometric designs and durable structures, Navajo rugs are timeless fixtures suitable for almost any space. Anthropologists believe that the Navajo people first migrated to the Southwest from...

Whether you like Picasso or not, there’s a good chance your area rug was inspired by his work. Modern area rug design is significantly indebted to Picasso’s obsession with geometry and his desire to move art beyond simple representation of reality. Before the 20th century, painting...

Wall-to-wall carpets are often blamed for causing indoor allergies and asthma. And there may be some truth to this… if you never ever clean your carpets. First and foremost, carpets don’t cause allergies, allergens cause allergies. Allergens are substances that the immune systems of certain people...