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Wanna know what it feels like to have the world at your feet? (Or, at least certain parts of the world?) Munich-born designer David Hanauer can make that dream come true for you with his WorldWide Carpets. From a distance, the patterns on his works could pass for Persian, but up close you can see that they’re actually screenshots taken from Google Earth.

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The photos are mainly from the areas around Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and I love the way he’s used the shapes and sprawl of urban planning for such a kaleidoscopic effect. My personal favorite above (WWC #3 “City of Hope”) is a single rug, but because of the way the patterns repeat, the rugs can easily be tiled to cover a whole floor. You can see more of the rugs — or if you’re feeling inspired, purchase some — at Hanauer’s site.

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  3. Marianne@HGTV says:

    These rugs are mesmerizing.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...

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