No one said a carpet or rug had to be made from an actual textile and so a group of designers has taken a far different approach to your traditional woven floor covering. This topographical map-esque rug is not only colorful but has wonderful texture in addition to its soft feel. See how it's made (which is not unlike a color by number) after the jump!
Each piece was adhered to a mat and secured by Laurens van Wieringen and 29 of her friends! The end result is a soft pillow like structure that gains support from each of the pieces next to it. Even though we don't think digging Cheerios out of it would be a real joy, we do like that it's washable and provides something that more conventional coverings don't — a super cushy organic feel!
Just imagine driving your toy jeep over the ridges or running your herd of My Little Ponies through the valley? Awesome! They remind us of these rural landscape rugs by Florian Pucher. Apparently we have a thing for maps or the countryside, or maps of the countryside — you get the idea. No word yet on pricing though you might be able to diy with a good haul of packing peanuts!