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November 29, 2010 7:07 AM   Subscribe

Need a new rug? Behold: The pasta carpet, the toy soldier carpet, the plastic fork carpet, and others at We Make Carpets.
posted by Xurando (31 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
That rug really tied the room together.
posted by _Lasar at 7:10 AM on November 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


We Make Carpets

You sure 'bout that?
posted by 2bucksplus at 7:14 AM on November 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


Those were really cool; I was disappointed to se they were temporary. They need to make a Lego carpet in honor of the parents of young children everywhere.
posted by TedW at 7:18 AM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Right. Because stepping on a toy solider is so luxurious. I think the only thing more fun than stepping on a toy soldier is stepping on a stray lego.
posted by phunniemee at 7:19 AM on November 29, 2010


Dammit, _Lasar, you beat me to a Lebowski joke. This aggression will not stand.
posted by fantodstic at 7:21 AM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


The people of 'We Make Carpets' are apparently unfamiliar with the word 'mosaic'.

Snark aside, some of those are pretty cool.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:25 AM on November 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


naw... I agree..not carpets...

Someone, for some reason, felt that they could get more attention by calling hanging artwork made with odd stuff "carpets"...

Sort of a stunt thing to do.
posted by HuronBob at 7:26 AM on November 29, 2010


during the dutch design week 2009 We Make Carpets made their first carpet. forest carpet.

And then they just repeated the concept using different stuff.

"What if we make one this time using plastic forks?"

Puff, puff, pass.

"Plastic forks?" puff, puff, "what about plastic toy soldiers?"
posted by three blind mice at 7:27 AM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


fantodstic, I love you, but sooner or later, you're going to have to face the fact you're a goddamn moron.
posted by _Lasar at 7:30 AM on November 29, 2010


Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man.
posted by fantodstic at 7:32 AM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Was I the only one who clicked on the first link expecting some kind of cooked pasta disaster? No? Oh.
posted by janepanic at 7:33 AM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wish my job was like that.
posted by amro at 7:43 AM on November 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


I came across this site a few days ago and was tempted to post it here, and then I thought, nah, MeFites are just gonna rag on the fact that they're not really carpets, etc. And then I thought, you know, they'd be kinda right, wouldn't they? And then I thought, but they might still appreciate it as artwork. And then I thought, there's still gonna be a lot of "mehs" and "blehs" though. And then I thought, aww, come on, the BandAid one is kinda cool. And then I thought, nah, the sauce is just too weak for MeFi. And then I thought, okay, just bookmark it and think about it. And then I thought, okay, but it's probably not worth it. And then I thought, whatever.

Thanks for taking the pressure off, Xurando!
posted by Gator at 7:44 AM on November 29, 2010 [4 favorites]


They need to make a Lego carpet in honor of the parents of young children everywhere.

Barbie Shoe carpet!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:45 AM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Some ideas:

candy carpet
bullet carpet
gummy bear carpet
memory stick carpet
pencil carpet
crayola carpet
dildo carpet
christmas light carpet
pocket bible carpet
eraser carpet

...

The possibilities are endless!
posted by fantodstic at 7:46 AM on November 29, 2010


cat shit carpet

wait, that's my back lawn. thanks, neighbors!
posted by mrgrimm at 8:03 AM on November 29, 2010


Clearly the reason they call them carpets despite not being functional carpets is that use traditional carpet designs.
posted by bitslayer at 8:10 AM on November 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


Alternative material mandalas, sweet. Can we get some footage of their karmically cleansing destruction as well?
posted by Panjandrum at 8:15 AM on November 29, 2010


has an Andy Goldsworthy-esque feeling to them. am impressed with not just with this carpet but the dilapidated building behind it. it looks like an art installation made out of abandoned buildings.
posted by liza at 8:17 AM on November 29, 2010


I thought these were fun. I chuckled a few times, esp. the band-aid wall carpet.
posted by victors at 8:33 AM on November 29, 2010


Good luck finding matching drapes.
posted by hanoixan at 8:38 AM on November 29, 2010 [3 favorites]


Those carpets were amazing. Not sure how to cook the pasta thou.
posted by butcher at 8:56 AM on November 29, 2010


None of these carpets are cars nor pets. Discuss.
posted by not_on_display at 9:13 AM on November 29, 2010


That rug really tied the room together
Oh come on. If you're going to reference Lebowski, Link to this.
posted by Mcable at 9:30 AM on November 29, 2010


I feel like a child who wanders into the middle of a movie. Completely out of my element.
posted by mrgrimm at 9:45 AM on November 29, 2010


fantodstic, a "dildo carpet" can be purchased at many locations in New York City, mostly near the lower East side and ironically very near many places that offer inexpensive rugs. In both situations, it is best that no questions are asked.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:45 AM on November 29, 2010


How hard would it be to encase these designs in an inch or so of Lucite? Because I need a new floor and some of these would be AWESOME.
posted by aquafortis at 10:08 AM on November 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm thinking that making a small wall-hanging pasta carpet for the kitchen would be a great art project with the kids. Glad you posted this.
posted by davejay at 10:36 AM on November 29, 2010


Is it wrong that I want to pee on that pasta carpet?
posted by orme at 10:45 AM on November 29, 2010


I really liked the plastic fork one.
posted by Joe in Australia at 8:24 PM on November 29, 2010


This reminds me of the scene in Pink Floyd: The Wall where Pink, in the middle of his breakdown, carefully arranges all the small objects in his hotel room across the floor.

I, er, don't have anything else to say about it, but I always enjoyed that bit.
posted by rifflesby at 12:54 AM on November 30, 2010


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