If you're looking for a rug that can really add some rhythm to your home, we might just have your fix. That is of course, if you're a fan of musical groups and artists like Outkast, Coldplay, The Beatles, and Kanye West.
Toronto-based designer Sean Brown recently introduced his impressive collection of old-school-style CD rugs to the world. He shared his creations on Twitter back in April, racking up over 90,000 likes (and counting!) on his tweet, as well as catching the attention of outlets such as Vogue. The collection honors a slew of popular albums from decades past, with an emphasis on hip hop.
We made my favourite albums as handmade rugs. pic.twitter.com/HquXdKd4fs
— Sean Brown (@byseanbrown) April 22, 2020
Each hand-tufted acrylic rug is round like a disc and designed to mimic the art seen on the original CD. For example, if you ever owned Lil Kim's 1996 album "Hard Core," you may remember that the CD came in a bright pink hue. Brown designed the rug to look just like that. He even cut out the center of each rug to represent the spindle hole.
If you’ve been holding off on which rug to get then your choices might be more difficult as of today. If you’ve been holding onto your last thread of patience with us waiting for yours to arrive then trust I’m as anxious to see it in your space as you are and I promise it’s worth the wait. Please read carefully before purchasing as we’re processing and shipping in a particular order and despite logistical challenges, we’re keeping you updated every step of the way. These (new rugs) are available now but by the time a courier delivers them to you they’ll be saying trick or treat. When your rug does arrive, you can use a vacuum to flatten it out and restore it to factory settings. And just so we’re clear, if it wasn’t for Kim I don’t think a lot of things would even exist. Cause really, if it wasn’t for the ‘Crush On You’ video would we understand the synchronicity of primary colours? Did she not out-rap your faves on ‘The Benjamin’s’ & the ‘Quiet Storm (Remix)’? Can you name anyone else who had the Chanel logo dyed into their bangs first or could make a Sprite can disappear in their mouth?…I’ll wait. Link in bio. #curvesbyseanbrown
A post shared by Sean Brown (@byseanbrown) on Aug 21, 2020 at 9:06am PDT
When it came to his inspiration for the rugs, he told Vogue, "I think it was just happenstance, I don't think it would have gone the same way if it was something I had deliberately set my sights on." He explained that while self-isolating this year, he was really able to get in touch with his creative side as well as his space (which included his CD collection).
While he admires all the artists he paid homage to with these rugs, it wasn’t all about the music—the aesthetic of each CD was also important. “The whole reason I chose that specific album for the Jay-Z rug is not actually because it's my favorite Jay-Z album to listen to from top to bottom,” he said. “But in terms of design, it works best because of the gray.”
We’re not going to lie, these rugs are making us super nostalgic. You can shop his collection here. Styles include: "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles, "X&Y" by Coldplay, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" by Kanye West, and more.
Because of that unforgettable light show in the Speed Of Sound video. Because it made me appreciate Parachutes and A Rush of Blood that much more. Because they cared enough about the cover art to have Tappin Gofton design it in code. Because Chris wrote Fix You for Gwyneth after her father passed. Because you get what you want but not what you need. Thats why. Link in bio <3 #curvesbyseanbrown
A post shared by Sean Brown (@byseanbrown) on May 7, 2020 at 11:14am PDT
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