Someday/Today: Spanish Wool vs. Tee Shirt Rugs

Someday, an exquisite wool rug that puts your favorite sweater to shame. Today, tee-shirts will do.  


I hope to own this exquisite, irresistibly modern rug by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for Gandia Blasco. This hand tufted wool beauty is from the Mangas collection. Mangas translates to “sleeves” in English. It is a patchwork of different wool knits that give the concept of your favorite sweater some playful nuance, while adding warmth and texture to any space.

There is a series of eight shapes that you can purchase to make one long runner. There are three poufs available, too. Prices range from $3,225 to $7,000 on 2Modern.


I can make a shag rug out of old t-shirts. Everyone has an abundance of t-shirts that they got as freebies to gifts gone wrong. Admit it. It does take some time to make this rug but the results will be a soft, cozy landing that you can toss next to your bed or tub. All the more reason to love them, they are machine washable. You can find the instructions from Xoelle. Or you can purchase one from Talking Squid starting at the respectable price of $60. They are 100% recycled and handmade from discarded t-shirts sewn on a durable canvas base.

Someday/Today is a weekly column that inspires you to dream big for your home, and scale it to your lifestyle, always keeping sustainability of the planet – and your wallet – in mind.