Rug Artisan + Blackwell Woodworks – Small Biz Spotlight

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Rug Artisan + Blackwell Woodworks – Small Biz Spotlight

As a small business ourselves, we like to shed as much light on smaller indie brands and companies as we can. To make that happen, we’ve launched the Small Biz Spotlight series where we highlight small brands we love in our shop and beyond.

Create Your Own Bespoke Rug With Rug Artisan

If you’re on the hunt for an indoor or outdoor rug, you’d be remiss not to check out Rug Artisan, an unconventional brand creating bespoke rugs made from natural and renewable yarn. They offer 1,500+ unique designs, 15 shapes, 1,200 colors, 4 weaving types and 6 natural yarns, with every design customizable. The Rug Artisan design team continuously works on new trends and ideas, striving to be one of the largest customizable design libraries globally. As you peruse, view real-time renderings of your rug selection in an actual room setting, not a 3D design on your screen. If what you’re after is specific, you can work directly with an in-house designer to bring that unique concept to life. With the fastest shipping in the industry, Rug Artisan will have your rug on its way in as little as four weeks with free worldwide shipping. They also provide extremely competitive pricing for handmade, custom rugs and allow clients the convenience of installment payments. Rug Artisan is Goodweave certified and they manufacture ethically, helping to end child labor in global supply chains. They also pledge 10% of earnings towards the welfare of the artisans – this pays for artisan children’s educations, private medical insurances and other charitable expenses.

>>> To purchase from Rug Artisan, visit and find them on Instagram @rugartisan_. <<<

Blackwell Woodworks Uses Leftover Wood From Guitars

Eric Blackwell is a guitar builder by day who uses leftover wood to create fun, retro clocks and wooden artwork by night for his shop Blackwell Woodworks. With the upcycled, exotic wood he creates sustainable pieces that are heavily influenced by the Mid-Century period of design in America and Europe. Eric’s designs put his own spin on these timeless styles, pulling from his experience building guitars to craft pieces that will last a lifetime. He also enjoys collaborating with other artists to transform their graphic art into unique wooden wall art pieces.

>>> To purchase from Blackwell Woodworks, visit and find them on Instagram @blackwell_woodworks. <<<

Kelly Beall is Director of Branded Content at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based writer and designer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, from Fashion Plates to MoMA and far beyond. When not searching out the visual arts, she's likely sharing her favorite finds with others. Kelly can also be found tracking down new music, teaching herself to play the ukulele, or on the couch with her three pets – Bebe, Rainey, and Remy. Find her @designcrush on social.