As a general rule, hilariousness is not a criterion to usually consider when buying a rug. Aesthetics, color-fastness in direct sunlight, and the ease of cleaning usually hold the trump card(s) when shopping for something to really tie the room together. But we’ve got to bend the rules and hand it to the Han Solo in Carbonite Rugfor being a rare exception.
The true beauty of the Han Solo rug is that the grayscale nature of the interstellar image makes it far more subtle than a normal novelty rug. When someone sees the Han rug, she might mistake it for an odd bit of abstract expressionism or a soiled shirvan if there’s a dog around. The subtlety is key, because it’s a fine line between kitsch and awesome.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He correctly counts thee Star Wars movies, not six or any other ridiculous number. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.