Archive for November, 2010

Your favourite type of rug.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

What kind of rugs do you like? Are they woolly or shaggy, flat or thick? Would it be safe to say that all rugs should reside in the living room or can a rug go anywhere?

I think there are different types for different occasions for example, in the summer when it’s warm and dry, a nice thin yet strong rug would be suitable to take outdoors and enjoy a picnic on and so in the cold weather we are having now in England the indoor rug has to be thick and soft so you can sit on it beside a log wood fire (or at least an electric one!)

Rugs could even make  for interesting wall hangings, I wrote an article a while back exploring rugs on walls. Could they act as insolation in these wintery nights, or are they purely decorative?

One thing that comes to my attention is the colour. Rugs with a cool design is always enhanced by ones choice of colour. I think many people will be wanting rich, dark and vibrant colours in their hall ways and bedrooms now when its almost the christmas holidays.

So what is it that you look for in a rug? Is it the uniqueness? Then you have come to the right place.

Rugs to clear and new designer rugs

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Her at rug designer we have some beautifully designed rugs to clear. They are all rather nicely sized rugs that can fit in to most living rooms. If you are looking for a cool and fashionable rug at a discounted price then click on our clearance rug section of our website.

We are very lucky to have new rugs on offer designed by the people over at Etoile home and Mini Moderns. All of the rugs have been designed especially for rug designer and will look awesome on any bedroom, living room or dining room floor. They come in standard sizes as the designs could stretch at different lengths and potentially spoil the effect.

So if you are looking for an original christmas idea, look no further than rug designer.

Wintery Weather

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

It’s starting to get colder outside and their is nothing worse then a cold house. A way to get around this cold weather is to buy or even make a rug. If you have nice hard wood flooring their is nothing worse then getting out of bed in the morning to the icy touch of wood.

Although hard wood and laminate flooring looks beautiful and goes with all types of furniture it does not help to lock in the much needed warmth. However a large area rug made from 100% wool could do the trick. The only problem is the colour and shape. In the winter it would be best to choose a rich, lustrous colour like burgundy, navy blue, forest green with highlight of creams, magnolias and golds. This will also help to create a more winter wonderland feel and leading up to Christmas, what could be better.

If you are really feeling adventurous how about creating a fir tree design to go on to the rug or even the rug cut into a tree design, nothing says christmas like the fir tree.

some news about Iranian rugs

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Alireza Qaderi the director of hand-woven carpet “think tank” is to protest the sudden ban on Iranian made rugs to the USA. He decided this response was necessary after Washington decided to ban the import of Iranian rugs to the U.S. in late September, IRNA reported. He said this move by the U.S. is against all international charters in regard to culture and art. Qaderi stated that this restriction placed on Iranian carpets will be detrimental to American citizens. Governments are not allowed to obstruct cultural relations for excuses such as political squabbles, he commented. U.S. policy-makers are have made a huge mistake with no rational explanation behind it, he added. Not only has the direct import of Iranian rugs to the U.S. been stopped, but also importing Iranian carpets from other countries is not allowed either, he stated. The two nations have had a long-standing relation and American art lovers are considered to be among supporters of Iranian carpets. Removing the ban on Iranian carpets would not only have financial benefits, but would also help restore deteriorating ties between the two countries, he said. Commenting on Iran-EU relations he said it was not likely that the Europeans would follow in the U.S. footsteps and ban the import of Iranian carpets. He noted that soon an exhibition of Islamic art will be held in Munich, Germany, and said the world is eager to learn more about Islam.

The things that good people do for rug makers

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Some handcrafted baskets and pots made by artisans in El Salvador and Sri Lanka can be found in Walmart. But at the 24th annual Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale in Vineland, ON, lovers of traditional african musical instruments, toys, baskets and rugs can purchase these rare, unique items and be assured that the artisans are being given a fair share of the profits. Three Mennonite churches in Vineland have teamed up to host the four-day sale, which will be held at Vineland United Mennonite Church from Nov. 3 to 6. All proceeds go to crafters in Africa, Asia and Latin America who have partnered with Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest and largest fair trade organization in North America. The Vineland festival is one of the largest of its kind in Canada. ”It just makes people aware of the fair trade idea,” said festival co-organizer, Liz Koop. ”Some of these items you can buy in stores at a much cheaper price, but we know the products that we sell are providing a fair wage to people less fortunate than we are. The money is used for educating their kids, for health, for building wells – whatever the community uses their funds for.”

The sale also gives lovers of unique crafts a chance to come out and peruse thousands of pieces of jewelry, linens and other crafts from around the globe, she said.

Over the last 23 years, the sale has generated more than $1 million in sales, which was returned to developing countries.