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Love It or Hate It? Flax Manhole Cover Floor Mats

These Manhole Cover Floor Mats at Flax Art and Design ($27.95) cleverly echo the designs of city sewer covers, with versions available for London, Paris, and New York. I don't think I'd want one in my house, but the indoor/outdoor rugs would look cute on a porch. What do you think?

misslarue misslarue 10 years
No way, not for me.
discocactus discocactus 10 years
My brother bought one for his apartment, it's cute with the urban-ecclectic feel his place has.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Great for outdoors.
quiss quiss 10 years
I like them. I don't really think "sewer" when I see manhole covers(even though I know that's what they're for, it's not what comes to mind), just "street" and "industrial." I have a room hung with pictures of stencil graffiti I took in Europe. I think a rug version (not a welcome mat outdoor material version) might look good in there. The room is softened a bit with overstuffed leather chairs but if I had these I might need to do a little more balancing - or give up let the whole room go modern/industrial. Certainly these would be a conversation piece. And I don't think they will become too common since a lot of people here clearly do not like them!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
I'm undecided. They are kinda cute and interesting but on the other hand very silly.
goofynewf goofynewf 10 years
I like this, but not sure if I would ever buy it or use it.
DCStar DCStar 10 years
They should make one for New Orleans! The New Orleans water covers are really attractive, with stars on them. People steal them because they're so intricate and actually like a piece of artwork!
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i also think these'd be nice outside!
figurine figurine 10 years
Totally unattractive, I'm almost offended.
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
I don't like it, myself.
SexyNeverLeft78 SexyNeverLeft78 10 years
I'd also do the kitchen or outside and I live in the Bronx.
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
ishop2much ishop2much 10 years
where do people come up with these things? i would hate to know what his/her inspiration was!
honeybee1959 honeybee1959 10 years
Love them! Very Unique!! I think the "Sewer" mat would go great in my teenage son's room -- especially since he was a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's fan when he was little. The Paris manhole cover rug actually has a pretty design. I think it would be perfect for a washroom or even my kitchen door that leads into the garage. Granted, it's not exactly my idea of a living room or bedroom rug, but I think either would be super in a dormitory or young man's apartment.
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 10 years
i think they're cute - as long as they're outside.
designmilk designmilk 10 years
I hate these!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
Hate them
Precious04 Precious04 10 years
Don't like it at all!
millarci millarci 10 years
I have to give it an A for creativity, but I would never use them.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Hate it, I would only use it for a very themed room.
julieulie julieulie 10 years
They also make them for the Washington DC Metro subway sidewalk covers. I bought one for my father and it serves as the back door mat -- he loves it. But then again, he is in charge of mass transit for the entire northeast, so of course he loves subways.
chancleta chancleta 10 years
i hate these. but it would work if you were decorating a kid's room in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Didn't the turtles always come out of the sewers?
cleegiants cleegiants 10 years
they're interesting, but i wouldn't want a reminder of a swer in my home!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
No thanks!
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
Super super cute! No idea where to put one though!
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