Gallery: Sophie Aschauer’s Beautiful SerpentSea Rugs Are Made From Upcy...


Unless you grew up at the seashore or work in the sailing industry, you’ve probably never thought about what happens to marine rope once it’s no longer useful aboard a boat. Thankfully, there are artists like Sophie Aschauer who live to save these materials from the landfill and transform them into practical items that are as beautiful as they are mesmerizing. Aschauer started making floor mats out of recycled rope after a sailing trip to Nantucket in 2011.

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