Posts Tagged ‘Oooms Design’

So, I have been actively on the search for some fabulous rugs at low prices as I have a new room to furnish.  Urban Outfitters had some decent ones for reasonable prices, but they are nothing compared to the splendor of what I am about to share. Behold:

After stumbling across this rather fascinating specimen of contemporary dutch flooring, I thought it would be the perfect material with which to mark my return to the blog.  Designed by Guido Ooms and Karin van Lieshout of Oooms Dutch Design Studio, this roadkill carpet is sure to excite the curiosity and/or confuse the hell out of any and all of your guests.  Personally, I’m a bit torn.  If a rug is plush and soft and wonderful under bare feet, I pretty much can’t be against it, and the plug for this carpet claims that it is so.  But… but..  oh.. I don’t know… Can I go for it?

On one hand, I’m feeling that the message of this rug is a little too brutally realistic.  Yes, too often foxes, squirrels, deer, cats, dogs, birds and all other sorts of animals find their fate resting under the wheels of our cars.  Isn’t there another way to immortalize the memory of these poor creatures other than creating something else for us to step all over?  Or perhaps, considering, it is the perfect way to keep their memory intact, albeit lacking dignity and compassion. Like I said, I’m torn. Um, conclusively, I’ll leave it at: rug for rug’s sake.



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