Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stamp Rugs and a Tale of Royal Mail

stamp rug
I should not really be showing these to you after the day I had yesterday. I won't bore you with the details but what I will say is that Royal Mail couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery. I had to travel 40 miles to do a Fast Drop of some parcels, not fast more like snail mail, only to be met with this reaction from the person on the desk 'What's Fast Drop?'
Now down to these fabulous rugs. Replicas of our Royal Mail Stamps. It's not very often you get the chance to walk all over The Queen.
From Stamp Rugs
stamp rug
stamp rug

7 comments:

Gypsy Purple said...

I really enjoyed this!!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

OMG I so need this! Crossing fingers that they ship to the US.

xoxo Mary Jo

Moist Eyes said...

These are lovely...being a rug manufacturer from India myself , I must say that this is a first in the industry and a real innovative idea....I guess i should be making some rugs now based on postage stamps of other countries :D .... but I really appreciate the person whose idea it is...

- Karan Agarwal
karan.ag@gmail.com

Mélanie A. said...

Love these rugs

Elien said...

I love this concept and looked it up on their site, but I can't find any prices. Somebody who can help me?

Thanks!
Elien

Di Overton said...

Elien
I have contacted the company asking for prices and will post them on here as soon as they come back to me.
Di

Alex Garnett said...

May I inform you the stamp rug design has existed since 2005 - it was designed and produced by Nahoko Koyama and myself Alex Garnett and exhibited at the Saloni Satellite Milan 2005, Designers Block 2006, and subsequently featured in many magazines UK and internationally and even appeared on The One show in 2008.

We are taking this up with the manufacturer and royal mail since we have the intellectual property rights.

I notice the production is ethical - its a shame that ethical values have not yet been applied to the original designers.

Please look at my website for original design WWW.ALEXGARNETT.COM. How do young designers such as myself make it?

Let me know what you think?

Sincerely

Alex Garnett