Hello again everyone! Happy Humpday! Keeping along the mood of autumn, today’s Rug Love Of The Day (RLOTD) goes to this hand knotted, wool and bamboo silk-made, Tibetan weave area rug. It has the autumn-like colors of grey, brown and off-white that give it a very cozy feel. It’s Army fatigued design gives it a very individualized look and a clash between order and chaos. When I look at this rug the thought that comes to mind is something I like to call planned randomness. You can visit our site to view this rug and many more just like it and nothing like it as well! Find the rug that fits your personality and home! I hope you all enjoyed this #RLOTD and let’s all finish off this week strong! It’s Halloween tomorrow! Woo whoo!
A recent report came out that a man has been stealing from numerous banks for a little over 3 months now. The funny thing about this story is the man hasn’t stolen a cent…instead he’s been stealing the rugs within banks buildings. Still unsure of exactly how many rugs were stolen, it’s estimated that it’s over six times what police had recently recorded. This rug robbing spree is said to have started on March 4th and went on for 11 weeks until a thief by the name of William Footman was finally identified. How fitting of a name if he actually made off on foot with each rug. It has been reported that of the banks Footman stole from, JP Morgan Chase was one of his favorites to hit up. Though there were 37 rug robberies reported, Footman claims that he only stole seven and would perform his robberies at night. He did however admit to selling the rugs for $30 dollars or more stating, “I sell them to bodegas…their floors get wet.” Clearly Ocean’s Eleven has nothing on Mr. William Footman. I guess anything’s fair in Rugs and Bodegas. #ForTheLoveOfRug
Low Jack by. Terrence Baltimore
Robber: “THIS IS A STICK UP!”
[the people of the bank begin to get on the ground before The Robber even requests them to]
Robber: “NO! NO! NO! I WANT EVERYONE STANDING!…
[they all look at The Robber and then each other in a confused manner and then in a very polite voice The Robber continues]
Robber: I’m just going to need any of you who are currently stepping on a rug to kindly step off. If you would do so in an orderly fashion I’d be very much obliged. Please and thank you.”
Check out this BEAUTIFUL wool and silk handmade area rug from India. It has a base color of dark red that is accented by gold and multicolored dashes flowing threw it. With a closer look, the same colors that are within the designs going across the area rug can be found sprinkled throughout the rug in tiny dots; really bringing the rug to life. This is one of my favorite rugs because of how clean, smooth, and simplistically classy it looks. As you can see in the picture, it can be a great addition to any area in your home; making it more vibrant and sleek. You know where to go to find this rug and many more like it! Head to Utah Rugs to find your rug mate today! #ForTheLoveOfRug
HERE I COME TO SAVE THE DAAAAY! First and foremost let me start off by saying Happy Monday to everyone. I hope your weekend was eventful, fun and full of life just like today’s Rug Love Of The Day brought to you by Utah Rugs! This hand-knotted, wool made, contemporary area rug is from our pearl collection and originates from Pakistan. Its unique brown, light brown and light blue colors make for an interesting blend of composition which is complimented by its design. When looking at it, the three lines going through it truly bring it to life and almost resemble the lines of a heart monitor machine. (See what I did there? Life – heart monitor) To further view this rug and many more simply visit our website at Utah Rugs. I hope everyone has a very progressive and exciting week and don’t forget to enjoy life! #ForTheLoveOfRug
Preface: A Halloween party is taking place at Utah Rugs where all the rugs are dressed in their best Halloween costumes. Halloween is one of the most anticipated times of the year at Utah Rugs due to all the festive activities that take place. But when stories of the legend of the Killer Kilim begin to be shared, things at the store start to become a little weird and even out of control; having every rug in the store jumpy and on the edge.
[INT. the Utah Rugs store is buzzing with activity, socializing, and fun as rugs from all around town have gathered to partake in one of the greatest Rug Fiestas of the year. Tracey is getting some punch when he’s startled by Melony Runner]
Tracey: OH GEESH MELONY! YOU SCARED THE KNOTS OUTTA ME!
Melony: Ha haa! Mission accomplished! Happy Halloween Tracey!
[Tracey smiles while still gathering his composure from being startled]
Tracey: Happy Halloween Melony. I didn’t even recognize you with your costume on. That’s an amazing costume! You really almost look…
Tracey: Yeah! That’s crazy!
[She claps with great glee and responds with excitement]
Melony: I really hope I win the costume contest this year. I’ve seriously been preparing for it since last year! How corny am I right?
Tracey: No, no, not at all. That’s actually pretty awesome that you’re so passionate about it.
Melony: You really think so?
Tracey: Yeah definitely,
[clears his throat]
I mean you got my vote…for sure.
Melony: Thank you Tracey you’re so sweet.
[she smiles at him and then continues]
So what are you suppose to be?
Tracey: You can’t tell? I guess not since you’re asking right. Umm I’m Rugby…get it? Rug-bee?
Melony: Wooow impressive. Clever and witty Tracey. Clever and witty. Only you.
Tracey: I dunno if that’s a good or bad thing
[they both begin to laugh then Melony replies]
Melony: It’s a good thing.
[both are just staring at each other until Cedric rolls onto the scene making his presence known]
Cedric: MAKE WAAAAY FOR PRINCE ALIIIIII! MAKE WAAAY FOR PRINCE ALII!
Melony: Lemme guess Magic Carpet right?! Aladdin Return of Jafar edition!
Cedric: You’d be correct my princess Jasmine!
Tracey: How original, I would’ve guessed the monkey.
Cedric: Ha ha I can sense the sarcasm radiating out of each fiber of your threads. But tonight I spread Rug Love not hate. I plan to show all rugs a WHOLE NEW WORLD!
Melony: GUYS! GUYS! Everyone’s gathering around! Mr. Fredrick is about to tell the story of the Killer Kilim tonight! C’MON!
Cedric: Killer Kilim? I’ve never heard of this one.
Tracey: That’s weird I haven’t either and I thought I’ve heard them all before.
[The rugs in the factory gather around Mr. Fredrick assuming their rightful sitting positions within the store. Mr. Fredrick begins his story]
Mr. Fredrick: Not too long ago in a place not too far from here…
[Tracey whispers through a side mouth]
Tracey: Oh well that’s comforting.
[Mr. Fredrick continues]
…a young Kilim Rug was woven into existence. But the story of this particular Kilim is none like you’ve ever heard. While being woven into existence this Kilims creator would die in the middle of creating him, leaving him only halfway done.
[THE CROWD GASPS Mr. Fredrick continues]
Yes, and he would remain this way for years. It is said during the days that went by, being halfway finished and locked in a room with his creators corps rotting away in front of him, he began to go insane. He began talking to his creator as if he was still alive!
[The crowd gasped again as one rug fell out and fainted. It was Isabella, the Overreacting Over-Dyed rug who was known for such things, so the crowd paid her no mind and Mr. Fredrick continued]
This Kilim had gone so crazy and believed so much in the idea that his mastered hadn’t died, it’s said the power of his belief is what rose his skeletal body from the dead, to which he continued his weaving.
[Every rugs mouth dropped open and faces were full of shock. A random rug from the back uttered in disbelief]
Random Rug: SHUT……..UP?!
Mr. Fredrick: Oh yes. And because the man was all skin and bones the end result of this Kilims appearance was horrific! He’s said to be the Frankenstein of rugs; shattering any and all mirrors he comes in contact with; disgusted at what he’s become. One half flawless and the other…a monster.
[A crash of lightning erupted in the near distance causing a loud blow of thunder that sent all the rugs in a frenzy]
Mr. Fredrick: And now for centuries on every Halloween he and his master set out to find the missing threads to make him whole again. Destroying and murdering any rug they see fit to; never stopping until The Killer Kilim’s rug-thirsty thread hunt to be normal is complete. AH-HAHAHAHA! AH-HAHAHAHA! AH-HAHAHAHAHA!
[Cedric, who is just as shocked as the rest of the scared-straight rugs, leans over to Tracey with wide eyes still on Mr. Fredrick and whispers]
Cedric: Seriously does he have to the that Michael Jackson “Thriller” laugh at the end? It’s a freaky enough story as it is geesh.
[Just then the lights at Utah Rugs began to flicker and then short out]
TO BE CONTINUED…
SOUND THE TRUMPETS! ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET!…wait, actually…roll the red carpet back up we don’t want it to overshadow our RUG LOVE OF THE DAY! Today’s Rug Love Of The Day is one of our handmade contemporary wool and silk area rugs, originating from India. It has a floral-like, ambiguous, visibly-invisible design etched into it, possessing a modern interpretation of a daisy with a subtle existence. It’s not until further inspection and inquisition that you can see that there’s more that meets the eye. All of our rugs at Utah Rugs (located in Salt Lake City) are hand made and come in a different ranges of size. We also take specialized orders! Head to Utah Rugs to get your fix for your love of rugs! And to view today’s #RLOTD simply enter the ID number 31898 in the search bar. Do it for the love of the rug! Happy Humpday everyone! 🙂
They say that we get better with age, but I don’t think I believe that. They say that we become wiser and more mature with age, but I don’t believe that either. To be honest I’m afraid to get older because I’m only good at being young. When I speak about getting older it has nothing to do with my threads becoming old and not as tightly knotted as they used to be; that’s natural and nothing a good weaver can’t fix. What scares me are the beliefs and thoughts the rug society tries to weave within our threads; making us believe that our lives travel along the same single threaded path with the ENTIRE design of our world going in the same direction. To me that idea is pure insanity. Though our paths are interwoven and we all are relatively connected in the grand scheme of the design, no one rug leads the same path or destiny because no one rug has the same history; so NATURALLY we’re different! Today traditional, contemporary, and transitional are ALL different and yet the same. We now have a plethora of ways to invent ourselves and re-invent ourselves! Whether you’re an old time traditional rug that wants to express their more contemporary side by being over dyed or wash erased; or a transitional rug who enjoys their history and is woven with a more traditional design while still keeping their contemporary edge, it’s always about being who you are while expressing who you are at the same time. If you want to lay on the floor as a rug, lay on the floor! And for those who want to spread their threads and venture closer to the sun like the story of Icarus and be hung on the wall, well then be different and hang on the wall! Let your owner know, “I am forever young and I was made to be seen!” (cue Jay – Z and Mr. Hudson “Forever Young” song)