Animated rug art from John Leung
When I stumbled upon this amazing magic carp-pet rug, I was desperate to find out how it works.
When you walk around it, and view the rug through the specially created coffee table, an effect called Moire has been used to make the fish seem to swim right before your eyes!
The creator, John Leung says he created the rug in response to people wanting aquariums at home, while water is becoming more and more of a precious resource. He also wants the 'carp-pet' to be a talking point in your home.
Not surprisingly, it won the prestigious Red Dot Design award 2011 for Best of the Best, but Leung is no stranger to design awards.
He has collected many other awards too, including LG Design the Future contest, Bill Gates award - Microsoft PC design and The Sony Concept Design Award and is definitely a designer to keep an eye on!
[Image via John Leung]