Is It A Rug Or A Radio?

Is It A Rug Or A Radio?

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Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 3, 2009

This rug has a trick up it's sleeve (although we're pretty certain, rugs don't actually have sleeves). It picks up the radio waves with human contact! Check out a video of it in action after the jump!

Designer Florian Kräutli embedded conductive threads into the design of the rug that utilize someone walking on top of it as an antenna for radio reception.

This would be great fun to play with on your own, but we're guessing it might be a little offputting to others trying to use the same space, although we're totally curious as to what happens when your pets run through your room on it! Even if we don't necessitate one in our own home, we still think it's a fabulous design and execution!

(via: Craftzine)
(image: Craftzine)

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