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Best Bets

Rob Pruitt's carpet works on whatever. Plus, natural latex gloves, a python purse, extreme fashion light fixtures...


The Best Bet
Mass-produced wall-to-wall carpet is usually the last place you look for art. New York–based pop artist Rob Pruitt’s machine-tufted nylon panda rug, “The Gift,” however, is both plush and aesthetically pleasing. It’s part of wow (Works on Whatever), a new project by the Art Production Fund that has artists creating designs for functional products ($20 per square foot, twelve-by-twelve-foot minimum purchase; 212-966-0193 or