Designing carpets based on Google Earth imagery

We’ve seen Google Earth imagery used to create artwork in the form of items such as “Every Basketball Court in Manhattan” and Bill Guffey’s Street View-based art, but today’s story from the Netherlands puts a unique twist on Google Earth art — using imagery to create rugs.

Google Earth rugs

Roosmarijn Pallandt creates the art using natural fibers and yarns. From her website:

Rather than employing traditional motifs, the designs are depicted by Google Earth pictures from the territory where the manufacturers live. Traditional weaving, tufting and knotting techniques visualize aerial pictures, without any additional coloring.

It’s a very interesting way to use Google Earth imagery as inspiration, and the result is some very neat-looking rugs. Learn more on her website or check out this article from Fast Company.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.

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