Hello everyone! I hope this article finds you well and in good spirits! And if not may be this will help! Utah Rugs, located in Salt Lake City, now has a Pinterest account where you can view some of our latest newly acquire rugs, as well as other inventory that we have in stock! Think of our Pinterest account as an online collection of swatches for rugs that you can pick andchoose from. Our categories of rugs consist of: traditional rugs, modern rugs, transitional rugs, over dyed collection, patchwork collection and more! Utah Rugs has some of the finest rugs in Salt Lake City due to the fact that they are all handmade and given special attention to maintain their quality and value. There’s no need to wait any longer, head over to Utah Rugs Pinterest account now and start viewing your new rug today!
There are just some things in life that you look at and ask, “How in the world was that made by a human?” When coming across Jonathan Bréchignac’s SUPER DETAILED, Bic pen drawing of an actual approximate sized, Pakistani prayer rug; my jaw dropped and still hasn’t been able to close completely or correctly. Jonathan Bréchignac, the art director of the Paris based design studio Joe & Nathan, has been working on a series of carpet drawings using only pencil and Bic pens to capture every detail of each rug. Bréchignac wanted to use the simple instrument to illustrate and demonstrate the idea of the “less is more” concept. His inspiration comes from all different types of art such as: French roman, traditional Japanese, native American and Mexican; as well as military camouflage and animal patterns. What a masterpiece it is.
You ever wonder what rugs would be like if they were alive? What they might say? How they might feel or see the world? Well we are proud to announce that Utah Rugs will be filming its first YouTube video webisode, “A Rugs Life” (cue crowd applause, whistles and chants). A Rugs Life is a webisode about the everyday life of an area rug in Salt Lake City and his social interaction with his rug-buds and other area rugs within the rug community. This video will dive into the wondrous and mysterious world of rugs from a rugs perspective; getting the underlying truth of what really goes on within the threads of their designed minds. Filming will be underway the following month of October as we are excited for all that is to come and to share their story with you. We will keep you posted with updates on the progress of “A Rugs Life” and let you know when it will be airing on YouTube! I hope you are as excited as we are and that you tune in when it airs! Whatever you do when it comes to decorating remember to do it for the love of the rug!
Today’s Rug Love Of The Day goes to this modern Tibetan weave area rug, composed of wool texture, originating from India. Its design as well as colors produce a clean and desirable feel that could distinguish a room. The pairing of the colors blend very well together making this a perfect piece for any high energy or moderate styled interior. For more information on this uniquely handcrafted area rug, head to Utah Rugs where we have some of the finest rugs in Salt Lake City and enter the ID number 33036 in the search bar. Do it for the love of the rug!
Contemporary rugs are the rugs of today. They are the “here and now” works of many modern artists such as Andy Warhol, Plum Blossom from Karastan, and even designer brands like Calvin Klein. They differ from traditional rugs by the way they look and sometimes feel. As oppose to traditional rugs which are made up of neutral and tempered colors, contemporary rugs are often composed of vivid, vibrant and more live-like colors that stand out. The geometric patterns used on contemporary rugs are often reminiscent of the famous painter Pablo Picasso’s bold cubism paintings. Sophisticated patterns such as curved, floral and polka dot design, are often features that identify contemporary rugs. With the many designs and color ranges of contemporary rugs, it’s easier to find and match a rug of your liking to almost any household theme; such as today’s Rug Love Of The Day composed of a Tibetan weave wool material originating from India. Today there is a high demand for not only contemporary rugs, but traditional rugs with a new twist on them with color reformation such as over-dying and wash erased. For more information on this rug visit Utah Rugs and enter the ID number 30275 in the search bar. Do it for the love of the rug!
Today’s Rug Love Of The Day goes to this transitional, hand knotted, wool area rug originating from India. It’s unique design gives it a rustic look by blending brown and beige colors, with a hint of reddish-orange stitching that accentuates its character. The diversity of this handmade area rug makes it a suitable candidate for any environment seeking to add a splash of class with a modern look. For more information on this uniquely handcrafted area rug, head to Utah Rugs and enter the ID number 31939 in the search bar. Do it for the love of the rug!
This is an interview conducted of the unheard voice of a Traditional Rug searching for his rightful place within the world.
[Clears his throat, looks directly into the camera and begins]
“Eh eh ehmm. Okay. Here goes nothing. Umm Hi. My name is Overton, but most of my friends call me ‘O.'”
[Begins to mumble under his breath]
“I can’t believe I’m doing this.”
[Takes a deep breath and begins again]
“…I guess what I’m looking for when it comes to a house is a home ya know? People call me crazy and say that I have a few loose threads in my head but I don’t really care what they think of me. My mother tells me to pay them no threads because a thread is a terrible thing to waste.”
[ He begins to twirl his threaded fingers in a circular motion as his gaze drifts downward and away from the camera toward his feet. It is evident that he is in deep thought]
“What happened to tradition? Where has it gone? Don’t get me wrong I see it every so often here and there, but not in an abundance; not like it used to be.”
[He pauses for a moment]
“Sometimes I think it’s hiding from us. And sometimes I like to think that I might wake up one day and it’s back! I have no problem adjusting to the new ways or blending in with them. I just still believe in the traditional way of things; white picket fence, family dog, red front door, neighbors that actually know each other, say hello and invite each other over for barbecues, dinners and even bingo may be.”
[Fixes his gaze upon the camera in a timid and bashful way and through a chuckle says]
“Okay may be bingo’s a stretch but it could happen. I just want to be able to be the one to greet people with my warm and friendly presence when they walk through the front doorway or feel like I’m part of the family at the dining room table as we go over how our days went and the fun upcoming events the family has. And should the Mr. and Mrs. decide to promote me to their bedroom quarters, I just want to be the best rug possible for them; bringing life and excitement to the room while maintaining my classic reserve and adding even more value to the bedroom. So may be I was mistaken about what I said in the beginning; I do want a house. I want a house that I can transform into a home. I may not know much, but I understand enough to know that whatever house I end up at they won’t regret choosing me. I’m sure of that. I am Overton “O” and I am your Traditional Rug.”
[Looks long and hard into the camera with a face of determination, truth and affection as the camera zooms in slowly and then cuts]
(Here is a picture of Overton in his best suit)