Vancouver Would Be Cooler If is a column that advocates for things that exist in other cities that could serve to improve or otherwise celebrate life in our own.
(via) An interiors company out of South Africa has designed a gorgeous rug based on the birds-eye gridscape of New York City. The beautiful thing by Shift Perspective measures 2m x 3m and is made of 100% wool in three different pile heights that give it a multi-dimensional feel (presumably not only by eye but also underfoot).
The carpet extends from the tip of the Manhattan island right up to the Central Park and includes parts of Brooklyn and New Jersey. Almost every street, park and bridge has been depicted within 3 different pile heights. The lowest pile features the blue water and black streets, with the medium pile height portraying grey buildings and green lawns. The highest pile portrays the dark green tree tops.
Only 25 of the rugs were made and they’re selling for R50,000 each, which translates to just over $5,000 Canadian — considerably cheaper than I thought they’d be. We’d much prefer it if the map depicted the streets and surrounds of Vancouver, including the feet of the North Shore mountains and the rest of the Lower Mainland. Here’s hoping they make more than 25!