What can be more pedestrian as carpet, something you literally walk all over, every day. Designers may aspire to erect buildings or monuments, but the reality is that everything can aspire to something greater.
Just look at the case of the late, great Portland Airport carpet, which is currently being torn apart and replaced with a supposedly more modern counterpart.
|The old PDX carpet via Jonathan Simmons|
Portland's popularity finally made another airport upgrade necessary. Officials never knew locals prized the carpet as much as it did, but once the announcement was made public, an outpouring of sadness and nostalgia expressed through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter surfaced. PDX nails, tattoos, shoes, beer, and even poetry.
|PDX merchandising via @ursiday|
Though the PDX carpet will live on in other products and endless homages, I'm sure, its greatest lesson for me is that there are no inconsequential undertaking. One only needs a little love and time.
With that, it's the weekend! TGIF guys. Hope you find a little inspiration this weekend.