1.Space Invaders Rug
While this rug is simply a drawn up concept, it makes for an awesome idea. Thought up by Polish artist Janek Simon, the work is called Carpet Invaders and is a perfect fit for any high-class collecting retro gamer with money to spend. If you really want a Space Invaders rug now, the second picture below is an actual rug that you can buy...for a cool $3,000.
2. Light Up Rugs
A prayer rug is a small and portable carpet that Muslims put on the floor when they perform their prayers. Its main function is to provide a clean and isolated platform for the prayer. With the specific patterns on its surface, it also aims to bring the atmosphere of a mosque to wherever they take it. This amazing rug does just that. 'Sajjadah 1426' enriches the praying experience with the illuminated patterns on its surface. The word 'sajjadah' is a Persian/Turkish word meaning 'prayer rug' and the number '1426' stands for the date in the Islamic calendar. A built in compass module helps the prayer to orient themselves towards Mecca.
-Light Up Rope Rug
Some tube lighting, crochet hooks, lots of yard, and some skill can get you this awesome light up rug. Created by Johnanna Hyrkas' Valomatto, This rug would make an awesome addition to any kids room, especially those afraid of the dark.
Worried about burning the house down with a plugged in yarn deathtrap? Here is a good alternative:
-Glow In the Dark Rug
In the glowing carpet textile and light are united without using any kind of electronic elements - its yarns inner parts absorb light energy either from electric or natural light and emits it after the original source is gone - it glows in the dark.
3. Interesting Shapes
They’re made from 100% recycled truck tires and are nylon flocked making them extremely durable and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. At 24 inches in diameter they certainly won’t go unnoticed either. If you’ve moved onto suburb life from the big city a few of these around the house might help ease the transition. manhole covers from New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and even London.
4. Potholder Rug
Remember making these when you were a kid? I think this is an great concept that resulted in both a pretty and nostalgia inducing rug. This would make an excellent addition to any kids room or classroom. These rugs are made of recycled cotton t-shirts and woven by hand on a huge giant frame loom. 100% chemical free.
5. Optical Illusion Rug
This one is unique! In my knowledge, it's the first optical illusion rug in the world :) The squares pictured inside the rug look somehow distorted and bent, but it's only illusion effect. I believe it's because of the colorful lines and colors that the squares don't appear lined up. In the second image, which shows the zoomed in version of the rug, you can easily figure out that the squares are actually perfectly parallel, vertically and horizontally.
6. Gummi Bear Rug
Probably the most delicious rug I have ever seen. This rug is made entirely out of Gummi bears, with the exception of the claws which appear to be press on nails. Seems like a great alternative for animal rights activists out there...
The Drop Dead Rug prototype by British designer Alex Carpenter was inspired by "Old Crime TV" This one sort of reminds me of the Blood Puddle Pillows. Think of it, you could have a whole creepy death themed room. If you like those sorts of things.
8. Portrait Rug
I cannot even imagine the creativity, design sense and fabric knowledge needed to construct this spectacular rug/portrait out of silk and linen. It is an amazing experience to stand in front of it and back up little by little until the montage of colors becomes a face full of character. This is a great rug from artist Chuck Close
9. Sausage Rug
Ok this one is pretty gross, but I had to include it. I think this thing would probably be a good appetite suppressant if I had it in my house.. although maybe some people actually like that type of meat.
10. Afghani Presidential Rug
The colorful and beautifully crafted rug was hand-knotted by an elderly Hazara man from Kabul. The elderly man, so overwhelmed with gratitude to the United States for its intervention in the conflict that he made a gift for President Bush - a gift that was a year in the making and made, given the conditions of the country, under penalty of death. -source
I thought it was interesting to note all of the Christian Imagery the man used. I guess he really had our president pegged.