Remember those long lost hours of Geology class spent learning the difference between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks?! Yeah, neither do I. Luckily Jamie Bush did his homework. The interior designer's new collaboration with Marc Phillips Decorative Rugs was inspired by the earth's natural layers and striations and has a three dimensional quality that's absolutely transfixing. But it's not just a trick of the eye, the rugs' pile has been carved out in certain areas with varying tonalities to show a change in height representing an aerial view of, as he describes it, "terraced mountain ranges and eroded shorelines." The collection name, TOPO, alludes to the type of map that shows land elevations.
The pieces immediately whisked me back to an excursion to the Grand Canyon last summer. My friend Alonzo and I (check us out in the photo below) decided our city lives needed some nature and we hiked through the wonder of the world, rim to rim. It was, as you would imagine, a beautiful experience. Seeing rocks that were a shoreline 300 million years ago really stays with you in a way that inspires photographs, paintings, and now, gorgeous floor coverings.