1. On the Floor: Laura Gottwald Tiles
Deservedly hailed as "the BEST! for the kitchen" by House Beautiful, Laura's fantastic tile series add creative oomph on the floor, on the walls, on the ceiling - everywhere! Check out Laura Gottwald's encaustic cement tiles, and contact her for more information.
2. On the Wall: Mark Laita Created Equal Photographs
Could anything in the world be more divine than Laita's juxtaposition of folks from different cultures and social groups? It all proves that we're more alike than we realize. Explore Created Equal and Laita's other beautiful photographs.
3. On the Floor: Sustainable Leather Flooring
The recycled leather used in the Veledo Leather Collection is from European mills, and there are stylish options ranging from Torro (in the video above) to Croco, a groovy reptilian kind of leather.
4. On the Wall: Amazing Optical Wall Painting
Swiss artist Felice Varini bends the mind and creates amazing room-filling illusions with his paint on walls, doors, and surfaces. This video of some of his interior work - and he has monumental sculptural work outdoors, too - shows off the intricate geometries of being in the right sight line to "see" something mindblowing!
5. On the Floor: Very Expensive Rug
When this mid-17th century Vase Carpet, a Kirman (Kerman) from southeast Persia sold at auction for $9.599 million, it became the rug we'd most like to receive as a gift. This 11'1" x 5' beauty would look breathtaking in a mudroom.