Jill Fehrenbacher

GLOBAL WARMING RUG by NEL & Nanimarquina

by , 01/15/09

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If there is an iconic image that represents the natural devastation of global warming, it is the lone polar bear stuck on a melting ice flow. Now eco rug company Nanimarquina has teamed up with NEL artists to create a beautiful ‘Global Warming Rug’ – complete with stranded polar bear floating in the middle of the sea – to represent the most pressing issue of our time. Rugs have been traditionally used throughout the ages to tell stories and communicate messages, and we think this is a lovely, poignant new take on a time-honored tradition.


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5 Comments

  1. Häagen-Dazs Iceberg Ic... November 11, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    [...] seen rugs, rockers and even a president’s head consider the precarious state of our melting polar ice [...]

  2. Kitchy Faux Bear Skin R... July 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    [...] lodge look, Lefebvre takes wool blankets she finds in thrift shops and cuts them to mimic bearskin rugs. We love the idea of putting a twist on this traditionally very animal-unfriendly accessory – [...]

  3. englished April 27, 2009 at 5:05 am

    sooo good

  4. jingthink January 19, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    this goes a little too far. I care very much about the plight of the Polar Bear, yet I do not want this serious issue to be mixed into my decorating palette for my home.

  5. alexandrovich January 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Let’s hope they don’t do a similar rug for Canada’s baby seals…

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