March 1, 2010

Hold the DEET

When it comes to interiors, bugs are rarely welcome. But in the Insects range by

Stile BK

founder Behrouz Kolahi, they become graceful, poetic guests. His five patterns put pests under the microscope, then underfoot as an especially plush entomology exhibit, Latin labels and all.

Dappled neutral grounds set off the magnified images. A bedbug lurks in the center of Cimex. A captured dragonfly becomes Libellula, as a housefly consents to a close-up in Diptera. The mosquito in Stegomyia is hardly pesky, although the scorpion in Veleno looks venomously real.

Hand-knotted in Nepal from Tibetan wool and hand-spun silk on a cotton warp, the GoodWeave-certified rugs come in limited editions of 30 each. Specify any size, shape, or color. 39-011-882467;


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