One of the products that immediately caught our attention at Dwell on Design was Liza Phillips Design's ALTO stair treads. Perhaps because we really hate the awful old carpeting on our own stair treads and keep fantasizing about tearing it out. Designed by Liza Phillips, a New York artist with an obvious appreciation of color, the stair treads are made in Nepal from Himalayan wool. They're available in four color sets (berry, lava, mineral, and moss), each with six solid colors and six related patterns, and they can be rearranged or replaced. posted originally from: AT:San Francisco
("Moss" is shown to the right, "lava" above.) You can feel good about buying these: They're not only beautiful, they're green. The Tibetan manufacturers hand spin their wool and use traditional vegetable dyes or eco-friendly Swiss Ciba colors. Also, Liza Phillips Design is a member of RugMark, working to end child labor in the rug industry. Standard treads are $70, top and bottom treads are $90. They're sold directly, here.