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I don’t know if I agree with the idea that this shoelace rug “moves beneath your feat, creating an ever-changing sculpture that’s surprisingly comfortable and engaging.” Seems to me there’d be a lot of cursing thrown in there with that engagement, as I try to free my toes from its grasp. It sure looks neat, though. Via Core77.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • Professor Shoelace

    At least it would be some defence against those office jokers who crawl under desks and tie people’s shoelaces together.

  • Lola

    That is just wrong.

  • Becks

    A cat would have a field day with that.
    You would come home to him all tangled up and desperate to be freed.

  • Citric Sugar

    My inner neat freak is having a panic attack right now. I find it unsettling simply to know this rug exists somewhere. And my cat eats shoelaces, ribbons,etc. I’m fairly certain he’d die.
    Chaos on the floor. What does an aneurysm feel like?

  • Anonymous

    When I first read the title, I pictured a smoothly braided, aesthetically pleasing rug made of “recycled”, cleaned shoelaces or perhaps woven from a fortuitous purchase of a wholesale lot. Upon reviewing the image of the rug, this is the worst idea I’ve ever seen. Ignoring the fact that this rug “design” is a safety hazard for small children, curious pets and the average pedestrian: this rug definitely belongs under a computer chair for people who enjoy torture. Why log online and let random strangers troll you on the internet when you can just be trolled by your rug at home while you attempt to adjust your chair?