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Friday, August 08, 2008

Global Warming Rug - Nel Collective

José Antonio Gurrola from the NEL collective sent over their latest project earlier this week - the Global Warming rug, which "contrasts the comfort and softness of a rug with a thorny problem that is specific to our time." Oh...the little polar bear looks so lonesome!


  1. Cupcakes and CashmereAugust 08, 2008 5:56 PM

    what a sad, but comical piece! i like this guy's message.

  2. What does this carpet tell us? Nani Marquina´s contribution to the global warming. Some symbols need to be added: Ships, trucks and airplanes;

    the routes of transportation of the wool from New Zealand to India; the carpet from India to Spain, from Spain to the rest of the world.
    It rather makes the problem worse than good.

    Nanimarquina is only pushing up her fame and fortune at the expenses of others.

    Another product of the category: "Products that nobody needs"

  3. Hey anonymous,

    what are you doing about it? Its called awareness and it counts and its a beautifully clear and concise design both theoretically and aesthetically. I agree with your point, but would you prefer the rug was all red? Don't bug the people who are at least trying to get the environment engrained into our brains.

    I think its time to put all the anonymous people in a bucket on the edge of an iceberg.

  4. i think it is beutiful concept no matter what brand is it.
    immagin the little bear in the living room, trying to survive the footsteps...


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