Tuesday, January 26, 2010 12:46 PM EDT
Jonathan Adler's Design Your Own interface and rug designs.
I just discovered an exciting service courtesy of potter-turned-top furniture designer Jonathan Adler. Design Your Own allows you to do just that: design your own rugs, pillows and tote bags based on basic Adler designs but using your own pattern and colour choices. And the finished 100 per cent wool product is actually hand-loomed by Peruvian artisans. The only catch? A 6' x 9' rug will cost over $3,000 USD.
Stockholm Figur and Stolkholm rug, both $299.99, Ikea.
While trusty Ikea doesn't offer custom-designed textiles, their textile aesthetic is quite similar to Adler's with bold, graphic patterns that aren't too in-your-face. Also hand-woven, Ikea's wool rugs will only run you $300, so you can outfit every room in the house for less than one couture Adler creation.