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mod*mom green giveaway :: alexander girard
ecofriendly FLOR carpet tiles

i am a HUGE alexander girard fan! i've written about him + posted his designs here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here + here, so i am ecstatic that FLOR is launching his la fonda del sol designs on their ecofriendly recycled + recyclable carpet tiles + introducing mod*mom readers to FLOR!

to enter to win, please leave me a comment telling me how you feel about alexander girard's designs + your favorite FLOR ecofriendly carpet prints.
include your email address +/or url, before midnight, wednesday april 30

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I love Alexander Girard designs because they are fun, bold, subtle, kid friendly, adult loving...everything. There's so much variety! I really love the Thick and Thin design in Coco/Cream. This would be perfect in my 8 yr old son's room. Funky, yet fun!


By Blogger, at 3/26/2008 4:24 PM  

oh how sweet and cute thay are i would love to have one of his carpets for my home so please enter me in the contest thanks jenny9675309(At)y*h**(do+)c0m

By Blogger jenny, at 3/26/2008 4:48 PM  

I love Alexander Girard designs because they are so different from other floor tiles. I love them!! I want to win! :-)

By Blogger DeeBee, at 3/26/2008 6:22 PM  

I love this one:, and the name is so funny!! Crazy daisies in pink, I want one of this, LOL

By Blogger angela, at 3/26/2008 8:09 PM  

I like that Alexander Girard is so chic! So cool, hip, and mod.

My fave tile is the Tapete Turquoise, but I know my husband would pick something different. :)

By Blogger jenna, at 3/26/2008 8:30 PM  

I like that the Alexander Girard prints are totally un-dull. Those flowers/suns made me smile right when I saw them in these pictures! Very day-brightening. As for the Flor prints I like a few from the new Martha Stewart prints, Cinnabar, Laurel and Brook are all super!

Thanks for the entry!

By Blogger staceylea, at 3/26/2008 9:41 PM  

I love the terra design. It would be perfect for our newly renovated hard wood floors!

By Anonymous kailani, at 3/26/2008 10:19 PM  

LOVE it all! Souk Chic Multi is my favorite!


By Blogger BrineS, at 3/26/2008 11:42 PM  

I love the designs! They are different and fresh!

By Blogger Jessie R., at 3/26/2008 11:58 PM  

After working at a modern furniture store for several years, my apartment is nothing less than mid-century modern fabulous! I actually brought the Flor line into the store, and the biggest reason I pursued them is because I loved the recycling aspect. We had carpeted the entire store, 4,000 sq feet, in Flor, and my picks included the houndstooth and birds on a wire.

But having Girard's designs on my flor would be absolute ecstasy on my feet! I've made pillows and drapes from his Maharam fabrics, and even made little catnip cat-toys with the scraps!
Even my cats play in style!

I can't even imagine! Girard carpet? I'm just waiting for Eames, Merimekko or Panton designs to pop up next!

danielle @

By Blogger Love Las Muertas, at 3/27/2008 12:32 AM  

Hi *mod*mom* I'd love to win these alexander girard carpet squares to help brighten up the dull, colourless rental we're about to move into! His designs are so unique & would complement my sun ceramic I bought in Mallorca, Spain
I need colour & design therapy once I leave my brightly coloured house, these will be the best medicine. You will brighten not only my day but my surroundings!
Michelle x(retroppo)

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/27/2008 4:07 AM  

My dad actually introduced me to Alexander Girard this Christmas with some gorgeous notecards! I love the bold colors and designs. We're looking for carpet squares for our new playroom, and I wanted something bright and colorful without being totally played -- these are perfect!! I'm so excited!

By Blogger HollowSquirrel, at 3/27/2008 5:45 AM  

Between the Line is my favorite design!

I love that his work is so creative and bold! Definitely not your traditional carpet patterns!

mountainrailway at gmail dot com

By Anonymous Carrie, at 3/27/2008 5:54 AM  

I love Gigard's designs. They're mod and cool, without overdoing it. They also allow you to put your own creative effort in by arranging the tiles. Totally awesome.

My favorite prints: Striped Poodle, Terra and Twiggy.

laurachilton AT hotmail DOT com

By Blogger laura, at 3/27/2008 6:01 AM  

I am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Alexander Girards art (and then some):) The giveaway are just one better than the other here! Look at this floor! I want it!

By Blogger orange you lucky!, at 3/27/2008 6:50 AM  

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By Blogger orange you lucky!, at 3/27/2008 6:50 AM  

we purchased flor tiles for our stairs, gambling that they would stay put and provide a modern-looking tread option other than boring, homey braided. the risk paid off! (i cut them in half to fit) the backing on these tiles perfectly grips our painted wood stairs without glue or tacktape and they look great. to vacuum them, i just pull them up, lay them out in a row, run the vacuum over them and put them back. super simple!

i love girard's designs, i NEVER win mod*mom anything :( and would LOVE to use these in my daughter's playroom. please choose me. please.

oh, and my favorite flor pattern from their site is JIGS UP pink. fun!

thanks, kris

By Blogger Kris, at 3/27/2008 6:52 AM  

I have coveted from afar, but would love to win!

I can't decide between Willow (in red/pink) or Modern Mix (green or blue) for the "big kids" space or the Puzzle for my son's room. They're all so great!

By Blogger Ursula, at 3/27/2008 6:57 AM  

We just got some Flor for my daughters room. I would love to outfit the whole house! I love Willow... though I look forward to seeing more Alexander Girard prints. I am crazy for color!

By Blogger Patty, at 3/27/2008 7:00 AM  

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By Blogger GirlW/OHeels, at 3/27/2008 7:13 AM  

FLOR has single handedly changed my opinion on carpeting because of good design and affordable versatility.

The marriage of FLOR and Alexander Girard whimsy makes perfect sense!

By Blogger GirlW/OHeels, at 3/27/2008 7:18 AM  

Besides the beautiful ones that you are showing, I'd go with the Brook (colors are completely me).

Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

By Blogger Maureen, at 3/27/2008 7:23 AM  

I'm totally WOW'd with Alexander Girard's designs for FLOR!! I could totally see it in my dining room! And I LOVE that its made from recycled material.

The Jigs Up design would be so fun for a kids room. Very tempting stuff...

By Blogger Mindful Momma, at 3/27/2008 7:26 AM  

LOVE! This would be so fun in our basement we will finish next month. I would love to use this design to drive the whole look of the room.

By Blogger Dana's Design Studio & Wholesale Furnishings, at 3/27/2008 7:33 AM  

There are too many good ones to pick a favorite, but I love the Twiggy and Willow patterns. My husband and I are purchasing a new house this month and it would be so lovely to put these in the new house!

By Blogger Brooke, at 3/27/2008 7:58 AM  

These carpet tiles would be the best addition to my living space! I love willow and amazing lace.

By Blogger whitney, at 3/27/2008 8:35 AM  

wow, these looks so great to ahve! I like the Acorn™ ~
Tonal Quartet . what a great giveaway!

By Blogger stampedwithgrace, at 3/27/2008 8:37 AM  

I've been a FLOR fan for awhile, but combined with the Girard designs, it's brilliant. I love all of the stripey patterns, especially the combination in the "Classic Quilt" area rug. I also love the "Happy Landings" airplanes for my little Linus' room.
Thanks for the giveaway!

By Anonymous Beka, at 3/27/2008 8:52 AM  

I signed up for FLOR emails and catalogs and have been dreaming about it ever since. This would be a great way to fulfill my dream!

By Blogger Diania, at 3/27/2008 8:56 AM  

I LOVE the alexander girard designs! They're so eclectic and fit my style wonderfully. These flor tiles are amazing! I would love to have them.

My other favorite design from flor is the "Souk Chic" area rug. Gorgeous!

wiredalive at hotmail dot com

By Blogger Rachel, at 3/27/2008 9:37 AM  

I love the sun print on Girard's eco-friendly tiles. I collect sun and moon stuff so they're perfect, especially since their ecofriendly. I like the "finer things" tiles in jade- simple and functional.


By Blogger blythe, at 3/27/2008 10:20 AM  

Love love love them. Makes me wish I could afford to redo our condo. Love FLOR but thick and thin is very cool.
Stephanie V.

By Anonymous, at 3/27/2008 11:06 AM  

First time I heard about alexander girard designs. The terra design is very nice!

By Blogger Huguette, at 3/27/2008 11:25 AM  

I am also a big fan of Girard! And these FLOR tiles are by far my favorites of their designs. I do love their solid, bright colors and I think they're a wonderful, eco-conscious way to bring carpeting into the home. I would really love these for my new little boy's room. Really attractive, practical and environmentally conscious.


By Blogger Sisters J, at 3/27/2008 12:53 PM  

Alexander girard is new fresh and defnitely kid friendly!
I love the thick thin in robins egg/cream. Thank you for the chance- I would put this in the basement! Jenny m

By Blogger jbubolz-miller, at 3/27/2008 12:59 PM  

Oh my gosh, I just saw these yesterday and wanted to buy them right away, and here you are giving them away! I love, love, love this design and all of alexander girard's designs - he is the best!! So cool, so funky, so fresh. Please pick me!!!

By Blogger Smellyann, at 3/27/2008 2:00 PM  

I've been waffling ver the Girard block set for a while now... they sure would look great on the Girard Flor!

We have the Souk Chic Flor in multi and LOVE it.

By Blogger Naomi, at 3/27/2008 2:11 PM  

Those are just too cute, I've been thinking about using fresh stripes in my kitchen but these would be even cuter.

By Blogger Samantha, at 3/27/2008 2:39 PM  

Love, love, love Alexander Girard! Such fresh and fun designs!

By Blogger Steph, at 3/27/2008 2:56 PM  

They're way cute, and belong on my floor!!


By Blogger Lara, at 3/27/2008 3:04 PM  

I love the Alexander Girard sunshine -- the block set especially.

I just purchased the FLOR tiles at Target (on clearance!!) -- they're the same color family as our couch, so we're getting an easy-to-clean, large carpet from an eco-friendly company inexpensively!

taureau AT yahoo DOT com

By Blogger melonkelli, at 3/27/2008 3:04 PM  

Living in Spain, I love all things bright and sunny! These Alexander Girard Flor tiles would look great in my new home. I also love Souk Chic! Thanks for hosting this contest!

By Blogger Taylor Design, at 3/27/2008 3:06 PM  

I've been checking out the FLOR carpet tiles for awhile now. I have been having a hard time trying to decide what I like best. When I saw the new la fonda del sol line I knew that was what I need to spark up my space.

By Blogger beachgrl, at 3/27/2008 3:17 PM  

This is awsome! I love FLOR! LOVE, LOVE, LOVe! What a great idea, wish I thought of it.

The Alexander Girard collection is great. Add a bright spot of color and FLOR makes it so easy you can change with the seasons.


By Blogger Kelley, at 3/27/2008 3:19 PM  

I wouldn't be able to decide where to put this, my son's room or the living room! I LOVE it!


By Blogger meka foo, at 3/27/2008 4:02 PM  

I was sooooo happy to see this giveaway! How GREAT! I LOVE FLOR! The colors, the designs, I love it all.

The pink Jigs up is my favorite so far!!

So cute.. GREAT Giveaway!

By Blogger Lilith Silvermane, at 3/27/2008 4:25 PM  

I love alexander girard, and combined with flor... SO gorgeous! I love all of his designs, I just wish they were easier to obtain. and as for flor, take a ribbing, shirt stripe... there are so many!

By Blogger anna, at 3/27/2008 5:01 PM  

Alexander Girard is so bright and colorful! I love all the happy faces everywhere.

My favorite FLOR tiles are the Souk Chic Multi ones. Although these Alexander Girard ones are great too...


By Blogger Lynn, at 3/27/2008 5:12 PM  

It has been said so many times previously, but Alexander Girard's design is so colorful and fun that it would do miracles no matter what type of style of room you have.
I have spent countless of dollars trying to find the perfect rug, and FLOR is the next on my list. Winning this prize would do wonders for my house!

Thank you for a great blog!

By Blogger, at 3/27/2008 5:20 PM  

I love the designs, especially the colors. Fav carpet print is the Twiggy, Botanicals, and the Willow.

Thanks! Laura
+ don't have one

By Blogger Laura Stewart, at 3/27/2008 5:33 PM  

First time checking Girard's work out and I love it. It makes me want to learn how to do somersaults and a back handspring. I like the crazy daisy print in yellow. -Rachel

By Blogger Rake, at 3/27/2008 5:41 PM  

Alexander Girard is just so funky and bold. I'd love it under my dining table or in my living.

We've been looking into FLOR carpet tiles as a rug and I was gonna go with Wide Wale and Walking On Clouds, since we're on the floor a lot.

It would be SOOOO AWESOME to win this! Thanks for putting this together. :D

By Blogger Katie, at 3/27/2008 5:46 PM  

I've loved Flor for a long time, but these designs are so bright and fun for summer! They're beautiful!

By Blogger Angyl's Drawer, at 3/27/2008 5:48 PM  

Greetings! Alexander's art rug tiles are fabulous! I like the brightness and cheerfulness they create. I really like his "La Fonda Del Sol!"
Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Thanks so much! Cindi

By Blogger windycindy, at 3/27/2008 5:55 PM  

I like that Girard's tiles are so colorful and modern. Perffect for brightening up a house with dark hardwoods like mine. I think my favorite pattern is Willow in Magenta. Somehow bright pink has never seemed so calm and understated.

By Blogger Katie, at 3/27/2008 6:15 PM  

I love the colors and textures. I would have to say that my favorite is the classic quilt Mango area rug. I love the colors.

By Blogger Kim, at 3/27/2008 6:17 PM  

Love Alexander Girard designs- perfect for my house- we have FLOR now and love it! I covet the souk line...I love love love flor

By Blogger amy t sharp, at 3/27/2008 6:59 PM  

I LOVE FLOR! And these are just amazing!! I love Alexander Girard and this is a wonderful way to get some art on all the surfaces of my home!!!

By Blogger Rhonda, at 3/27/2008 7:14 PM  

I LOVE these new designs, especially Twiggy and Botanicals... but really, they all just make me happy :)

By Blogger Wendy, at 3/27/2008 7:52 PM  

love love love alexander girard and the la fonda del sol designs are so amazing, timeless, bold, graphic, gorgeous, reminiscent of a happier time, when things were way more groovy!!! i'm always looking for la fonda del sol items on ebay to collect, usually to no avail, but still a girl can dream, right? *sigh*....

By Blogger dollface design, at 3/27/2008 8:10 PM  

Hello! please enter me into your contest! I love these floors! I espeically like the ones with the suns. They are very colorful. My email is newmrandmrs at hotmail dot com

By Blogger b, at 3/27/2008 8:13 PM  

These designs are REFRESHING! Energy giving. Unique. I've spent the last half hour trying to pick my favorite. I'm going with the solid Lala Lime (ooh lala!).
My email is hyewonjin [at] yahoo [dot] com

thank you thank you!

By Blogger familia komexiana, at 3/27/2008 8:24 PM  

WOW! I love the Alexander Girard tiles because they're vibrant, different, amazing, bold and just way too cool. All the flor stuff is just killer - love that you can go with the pattern or just play around.
I can't pick just one fave - as so many of the patterns are just killer and unique in their own right. I could picture all of them in my house - somehow!

By Blogger Jen, at 3/27/2008 8:26 PM  

This is an amazing contest! I love the alexander girard designs - they are so colorful and delightful. They make any room feel happy! I also love the Flor Happy Landings pattern and the Martha Stewart Cinnabar is my favorite one of hers - the color is awesome! I would so LOVE to win this contest! Thanks for the chance! :D

By Anonymous Crystal (chavarria at gmail dot com), at 3/27/2008 9:01 PM  

Wow. Fun and Happy. Smiles.
I like Souk Chic and Whimsy, but the Girard beats all.
StacieMakeDo (at) g mail (dot) c0m

By Anonymous Stacie.Make.Do., at 3/27/2008 10:01 PM  

I really do love the way Alexander Girard used typography in his designs. Simple but bold!

Tufted Frond from BISQUE - Martha Stewart will be great to have.

By Blogger kpucu, at 3/28/2008 4:08 AM  

The new Girard flor products are simply awesome. What a beautiful addition to any home.

I actually have a flor wishlist ;) My favorites are shirt stripe in rugby for the kitchen and seeing spots in parakeet for the front porch. Both areas of my new house need a punch of color and flor tiles would definitely do that!

mimsmithfaro at yahoo d0t c0m

By Blogger Mim Smith Faro, at 3/28/2008 4:12 AM  

Girard's work is exuberant, child-like (in all the best ways), and positive. Designs can have a negative or a positive perspective on life, and his may be the most life-affirming collection of any.
Flor? Well, for Pete's sake, I love them all, but especially the souk chic and house pet.

middlewestmeals (at) gmail (dot) com.

By Blogger Kirsten, at 3/28/2008 5:37 AM  

I love these!

My favorite (and the one that would be sooo perfect in my condo) is the smaller one under the breakfast bar stools.

They are so happy and cheerful!
My floors are dark (heart of pine) and I currently have some carpets on them I purchased in Iraq, but they are simply too dark.

This flor design would make my kitchen sing and me sing when I am in the kitchen cooking!
my email is damselfly1960 (@) Yahoo (dot) com.

Thanks for hosting this contest!

By Anonymous Cindy, at 3/28/2008 6:11 AM  

I feel like I want to design my bedroom around this whole design. Stunning!

By Blogger Celeste, at 3/28/2008 6:13 AM  

Hello, can you say color?! When you look at your floor, do you see "just a rug" or do you see joy? These tiles remind me of what I'd like my clients to see when they walk into my office: peaceful, joyful, happy colors and patterns. Ask yourself how often you notice a rug? These are certainly set apart. It's definitely a tie between classic quilt and whimsy, but the pattern you have featured on your blog is my new favorite.


By Anonymous CJ Burgan @ SaveChange, at 3/28/2008 6:17 AM  

I absolutely love Alexander Girard designs! His stuff is so fun and fresh. I liked all 4 they have on the FLOR site, Azul being my favorite. I think I may end up buying these for my living room at some point. I have to have them!

By Blogger Steph, at 3/28/2008 6:23 AM  

I love that they would look equally beautiful in my kid's playroom AND in my living room. And it doesn't hurt that the walls in my house are painted all of the colors in those patterns!

By Anonymous colleen, at 3/28/2008 6:24 AM  

Who doesn't love a funky floor or flor :) I love the suns.

By Blogger Happy Willow, at 3/28/2008 6:27 AM  

This designs are really fun! my favorite flor pattern is "twiggy." thanks for posting this. altcupid (at) hotmail [dot] com

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/28/2008 6:29 AM  

What an amazing opportunity! Alexander Girard's work was and is a major influence in design especially in textile and graphic design. To have the ability to translate your ideas through a diverse range of products, including FLOR, is unbelievable. Girard is one of my design idols!

FLOR has such an amazing range of tiles from the peaceful Martha Stewart Collection to virbant stripes and solid colors that I can't wait to see Girard's work translated into this stylish and modern carpet.

By Blogger Whitney, at 3/28/2008 6:43 AM  

the designs are super love the girard tiles they are wonderful

By Blogger mverno, at 3/28/2008 6:44 AM  

the designs are super love the girard tiles they are wonderful

By Blogger mverno, at 3/28/2008 6:44 AM  

These are great-so colorful!I like daisies so the pattern She Loves Me Too is great!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/28/2008 6:50 AM  

Flor tiles are great and they are getting better all the time

By Blogger suzee, at 3/28/2008 6:55 AM  

They are so bright and cheerful and you can't help but feel happy when you look a them! I love the Azul or the Verde!

cre8tveminde at optonline dot net

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/28/2008 6:55 AM  

Alexander Girard has such bold design. Love it. the Striped Poodle would look great in my family room.

By Blogger jenni d., at 3/28/2008 7:00 AM  

I've been coveting both the Alexander Girard alphabet blocks over at House Industries and the wooden dolls at DWR - His work makes me smile! It's the perfect balance - playful and intelligent.

I'm thrilled that FLOR is making these tiles, I have the Chartreuse Fedora with Skirting Around as the corners in my bedroom and I love it!

Winning these would be a dream!!!


By Blogger Red Jet, at 3/28/2008 7:02 AM  

I've been obsessed by FLOR for a while, just can't afford it! My favorite is Crazy Daisy.
Lisa K

By Blogger farmdog, at 3/28/2008 7:12 AM  

Craigie sez this is an amazing product. I really dig the shirt stripes pattern.

By Blogger Craig, at 3/28/2008 7:15 AM  

how cute is that?! my daughter would love jigs up in her new playroom... although shirt stripe would be totally cool in our master bedroom... hope i win - thanks for the chance & good luck to all!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/28/2008 7:41 AM  

i LOVE alexander girard's graphics - jonathan adler does a great job of re-interpreting them, but their mid-century flare is undeniable - and to imagine how refreshing they must have been back then!

By Blogger will, at 3/28/2008 7:52 AM  

I am so in love with Alexander Girards designs that I keep the little signature/colour test strip from the edge of his fabrics after I've used up the fabric sewing! The colour combos alone are worth keeping, so the little strips go up on the inspiration board.

I've had crushes on many a FLOR carpet, but this new Alexander Girard one (in the larger scale) just takes the cake,it would be absolutely perfect in my new studio/sewing room/dressing room.

As a person with dogs, carpets are often not an option (they always seem to aim for the carpet, if you know what I mean...) But for awhile now I've thought of investing in a FLOR carpet with a few spare tiles, just in case an accident occurs. This new design is easily my top pick!


By Anonymous AngieMontreal, at 3/28/2008 7:54 AM  

I love Flor! I just discovered this a few months ago and love that you can change the room just by moving around the carpet tiles. With a design like Alexander Girards you can do so much. I think these would like great in a kids room or a really girly room... or a room where I sew and do projects because it is so great for inspiration! The options are endless. I hope I win!

By Blogger Lindsey Potts, at 3/28/2008 8:21 AM

Girard is the best.

By Anonymous Maja, at 3/28/2008 8:27 AM

Girard is awesome.

By Anonymous Angel, at 3/28/2008 8:27 AM

Girard of course.

By Anonymous Ana, at 3/28/2008 8:28 AM  

I j'adore flor! love love the twiggy design and the Alexander Girard stuff looks pretty hot too

By Blogger monica, at 3/28/2008 8:36 AM  

I get a huge kick out of Flor's white tiles with the black lace. so granny! so modern!

I love how Girard's patterns take unexpected color combinations and make them look so RIGHT. I'm craving them.
schultz.anna AT

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/28/2008 8:40 AM  

I love the between the lines tiles--any of the colors are wonderful.

I've been in love with Girard since I was a kid, and now that I'm putting together my baby's room (4 months out--still on paint colors), I think the FLOR tiles would be perfect! Especially since I just got my Girard poster framed! The suns are so cheerful and certainly brighten my day.

By Blogger LizD, at 3/28/2008 8:43 AM  

Love the Alexander Girard ecofriendly FLOR carpet tiles, especialy like the mandarin , this would be perfect for the play room

By Blogger nfragale, at 3/28/2008 8:57 AM  

I love the bold designs, and I love the durability. The jigs would be my choice.

By Blogger Cassie, at 3/28/2008 9:04 AM  

Wow! I haven't heard of this until now. I love how eco-friendly the FLOR tiles are. I've been really into "green" building and materials these days and these seem wonderful. I'm just trying to make better environmental decisions and this seems like a great way to go. Thanks for sharing!!!! Love the designs!

By Blogger Kristen, at 3/28/2008 9:19 AM  

Thanks mod*mom! I absolutely love Flor and can't believe that they are adding the Alexander Girard pattern. We have used Toy Poodle, Walking on Clouds and House Pet in our house. We love how eco-friendly Flor is and how innovative they are. I was totally drooling over the Souk Chic, but now I'm holding out for the La Fonda Del Sol in Azul or Verde.

By Blogger mamagina, at 3/28/2008 9:39 AM  

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By Blogger mamagina, at 3/28/2008 9:41 AM  

La Fonda del Sol was a Mexican restaurant, so it is no surprise that the new Alexander Girard FLOR tiles make me think of my childhood in Mexico City. I'd love to bring a little Mexican sunshine into my colorful, kid-friendly home by carpeting our long hallway with the Alexander Girard FLOR tiles.

We are already a FLOR family, by the way. Here's a pic of our living room, which combines all of our favorite FLOR tiles:

P.S. We even use FLOR tiles at the San Franciso cooperative preschool my daughter attends!

By Anonymous MamaChilanga, at 3/28/2008 9:52 AM  


By Blogger pcbdolphins, at 3/28/2008 9:55 AM  

I love how eco-friendly and colorful these tiles are. I am so happy to see more mainstream options for green living. I think my favorite is the La Fonda Del Sol Azul, but they are all bold and beautiful.

Thanks for the giveaway!

By Blogger dburdenbates, at 3/28/2008 10:00 AM  

These look great! I would love to redo my livingroom and this is just what i am looking for

By Blogger vmkids, at 3/28/2008 10:12 AM  

love alexander girard! his designs are so bright and cheerful. these tiles would be the perfect injection of brightness and color into my house which gets little natural light...

thanks for the chance to win,

By Anonymous Stacy, at 3/28/2008 10:13 AM  


By OpenID louiseb130, at 3/28/2008 10:16 AM  

they are so great! i have a few of his prints framed in our house, and they're just quirky enough w/o being too childish. love him!

By Blogger jamie meares, at 3/28/2008 10:21 AM  

Of all the FLOR designs, I really appreciate the "Brand" design. Now that Alexander Girard has entered the arena, I feel his contributions in his sunny designs will increase our appreciation of the FLOR range.

Thank you, FLOR!

By Blogger Helen, at 3/28/2008 10:44 AM  

I absolutely love these & they would look great in my home. My favorite is the Alexander Girard designs because they are so bright and colorful - happy looking!

guysrose at aol dot com

By Blogger guysrose, at 3/28/2008 10:45 AM  

We recently moved our HQ to a fab new warehouse in a cool, urban part of Denver. We used FLOR Green Acres tiles in our front lobby, and have been debating which tiles to use in our kind of dark hallway. As a huge fan of Girard (i mean HUGE) these would be so perfect...they match our bright cheery decorating scheme, and would add a bit of art to our offices.
tracey AT delight DOT com

By Anonymous Tracey, at 3/28/2008 10:53 AM  

I adore Alexander Girard's designs! I love how they are bright, fun, cheerful, unique...I could go on and on! How great it would be to have this in the house!

As for my favorite FLOR ecofriendly carpet prints, I really like Girard's La Fonda Del Sol in Pequeno. I also like Barocco and Water Lily.

Please enter me!


By Blogger arbrashears, at 3/28/2008 11:03 AM  

Alexander Girard designs are so bright and colorful.

By Blogger herrinfamily, at 3/28/2008 11:10 AM  

I was so excited to see this! It would be perfect for my son's playroom. He already has a few Toy Poodle Flor Tiles in all different colors so to pop in some Alexander Girard into the mix would be great! (JULIAL AT AOL DOT COM)

By Anonymous Julia E, at 3/28/2008 11:20 AM  

This design is wonderful! I've been down this winter because of all the grey days, having the sun on my floor would really help the blues! Thank you for running this contest.

jane.compeau at gmail dot com

Thank you!

By Blogger Jane, at 3/28/2008 11:28 AM  

You can never have enough color! These Girard designs make it wasy and so fantastic!

By Blogger lemonade sandwich, at 3/28/2008 11:40 AM  

Oh I have been eyeing the Girard dolls for some time now and i can't think of a better combo than girard and eco-friendly flor tiles. i've been looking for the perfect flor tiles to brighten up my studio space (and insulate our drafty wooden floors) for sometime and i think these would be perfect. plus i'd smile everytime i'd look at those drawings beneath my feet.

jennifer (jhill0718 at

By Blogger JHill, at 3/28/2008 11:58 AM  

We live in Santa Fe, NM, where Girard's pulse is felt all around. His collection at the International Folk Art Museum brings up back again and again. I just bought my daughter his blocks for her first birthday (subliminal indoctrination into world of good design). Girard was way ahead of his time, and to have his design coupled with the ingenuity and substainability of FLOR? Perfection! I keep lusting after FLOR's Tapete, and stealing my mother's FLOR samples to play with!

By Blogger Carolyn, at 3/28/2008 12:36 PM  

oh my goodness these are great. i've never seen these before. thanks for the post to introduce them. i searched the site and loved it all. some of my faves were the one called "between the lines" the outdoor one called "seeing spots" and the one called "organic overlay" they are all great though and i can imagine so many different ones in my house.

By Blogger Andy, at 3/28/2008 12:39 PM  

this is frist time I seen his work....and I the colours , nice & happy for everyday.

so enjoy

By Anonymous Kaylovesvintage, at 3/28/2008 12:48 PM  

I was unfamiliar with his work before, but think Flor is one of the best products around. Girard gives Flor a fresh look and has created something that translates well from the nursery all the way to a high-design environment.

By Blogger L, at 3/28/2008 1:00 PM  

I'm inspired by his style to be more playful in decorating my house. I love all the designs. Barocco is nice.

By Blogger Emily, at 3/28/2008 1:05 PM  

His designs are the most fun new carpet patterns Ive seen and Im in the housing industry. WOuld love them in my workout room, get me motivated. My favorite is organic overlay.

Thanks, Caryn

By Blogger Caryn, at 3/28/2008 1:20 PM  

I love this concept - In Bloom is my favorite - thank you

By Blogger mar, at 3/28/2008 1:45 PM  

Walking on clouds is my favorite design and I like that girard's designs are so bold and colorful.

By Blogger agordon10, at 3/28/2008 1:50 PM  

I would love to add Modern Mix to my bar. We need some color. Thanks for the chance.

By Blogger idahomom, at 3/28/2008 1:58 PM  

Oh my gosh, this would be the greatest accent because we close on our home next Monday morning.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/28/2008 2:00 PM  

I love Flor (just looked through our catalog 2 days ago actually), and just recently watched a special (on PBS maybe?) on Alexander Girard. This giveaway has come at a perfect time for me!
I love all the designs, but am very attracted to the fruit tree textile.

By Anonymous Wendy, at 3/28/2008 3:29 PM  

ok without being too dramatic, I LOVE THIS. best FLOR so far (beats MS FLOR by a mile). my fave pattern up to this point was morning coffee in decaf, but i think this takes the cake!

By Blogger selena, at 3/28/2008 3:30 PM  

I love these, my girl friend has them and I've been very envious

By Blogger catherine, at 3/28/2008 4:22 PM  

I love it. It is bold and beautiful.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/28/2008 4:23 PM  

I love them! They are so colorful and there are so many different choices. I love the toy poodle. It would be perfect in our play room. Thanks. katebeth45ATgmail

By Anonymous heather, at 3/28/2008 4:40 PM  

I've eyed the Flor tiles since my daughter was born,what a great idea for a children's room - take it up clean it - replace if needed - love it. Love it even more with these rockin designs!

By Blogger Andrea, at 3/28/2008 5:13 PM  

I love the designs!! I never realized there were so many different designs for all the rooms inside the house. I love the Hopskotch idea, the kids still love this game! Thanks for the great give away, I would love to win.

By Blogger gunzie, at 3/28/2008 6:11 PM  

Love these! Love the fuzzy buttons and classic quilt tiles...these would love great in our playroom, making it both fun for kids and pleasing for us adults!


By Blogger Chantal, at 3/28/2008 6:52 PM  


By Blogger anny32, at 3/28/2008 7:11 PM  

Laurel Two-Tone Shag ™ :
Very earthy and contemporary. I love that they are "green". Also if one get really stained (kids - dogs) I can just replace the one tile. Great idea.

By Blogger Tes283, at 3/28/2008 7:30 PM  

Twiggy and willow are my favorite at this moment but I love them all and could change my mind anytime! "Green" living is very important to me so this product is aces in my book!

By Blogger raymom2, at 3/28/2008 7:44 PM  

I like the Walking on Clouds. His designs are brilliant and fun.

By Blogger Bebemiqui, at 3/28/2008 7:49 PM  

These are sooo beautiful. After our house flooded last spring, I used some of these in our den. I would love the chance to win some for my sons room. I particularly like the La Fonda Del Sol Azul.

By Blogger jennifer, at 3/28/2008 8:11 PM  

I love that his work is so creative and bold!!! Enter me please!!!
Connie s.

By Blogger 123connie, at 3/28/2008 8:29 PM  

Multi Souk Chic is the coolest rug I have ever seen. It brings so many beautiful patterns together making me want to get up and dance.

By Blogger samsakara, at 3/28/2008 8:32 PM  

love these designs, they're so different

i especially love the striped poodle

chromiumman [at] mail [dot] com

By Blogger chromiumman, at 3/28/2008 8:36 PM  

Oops! I think I just submitted a blank comment form! You have to love the bold use of color typical to Girard's designs! My favorite FLOR pattern is Botanicals! However Girard's designs are spectacular!

By Blogger sottovoce, at 3/28/2008 9:19 PM  

Oh I love Flor! I'm so excited to have a chance to win this contest! One of my favorites is the Jig's Up! It's so cute!

sarahmarie dot pemberton at gmail dot com

By Blogger Milk Mama, at 3/29/2008 12:16 AM  

I am in LOVE with the Twill Ride
Laurel/Lime design. I notice that all of the designs are created so that they can become the focal point of any room - instead of just a plain green carpet - they have a lime in a twill that makes the whole design "pop". I think they create each design with the idea that not only is unique in it's own way, but that it can be used in so many different "looks." I would love the lime color in particular because I just found out that we will be relocating to Ohio! Yikes! Not to mention that a lot of the year will be gloomy...well, at least where I'm coming from (sunny Arizona). I'm hoping to use color in my home to make things a little more cheerful for the gloomy days. So, hoping that even thought it'll be nasty and grey and cold outside, having a room that is cozy and bright will help brighton our days. Whoa, that was way too much detail. Sorry.

By Blogger B, C & b, at 3/29/2008 12:20 AM  

I love those designs!
My favorite is Amazing Lace in pink.

By Blogger Andi, at 3/29/2008 12:47 AM  

I love the del sol designs as well as the outdoor seeing spots


By Blogger Danielle, at 3/29/2008 1:17 AM  

I love the house pet in hamster. Yeah, it'a a solid color but I love the texture and the freedom of the blocks.

By Blogger Belinda, at 3/29/2008 1:23 AM  

These are amazing and I have a trulyt amazing spot to use these, I think they would contrast nicely with my shiny concrete floors.

By Blogger Ms.Crystal, at 3/29/2008 3:57 AM  

I love ALL of of Alexander Girard Flor designs. When I win, I'll have to then make my decision as to which one is the the one I really LOVE and want in my home. That will be a HARD decision but one I am willing to make!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/29/2008 4:41 AM  

The designs are whimsical, modern, and oh so cool!! I'd love to show one of the designs in my home. I love them all, but thnk Laurel is stunning.

By Blogger Estela, at 3/29/2008 4:44 AM  

lots of colorful choices - plug me in for crazy daisy or she loves me too

By Blogger misternat1, at 3/29/2008 5:29 AM  

Thank you for offering this wonderful giveaway. I love both the Jigs Up pattern or the solid green mix color blocks. I would love to win this for our play room. We finished a beautiful playroom for our family this past year and this rug would be ideal for this room. (not to mention other areas of the house too). Love this idea.
Thanks so much and please enter me.

By Blogger peg42, at 3/29/2008 6:06 AM  

I love all the FLOR designs especially the Striped Poodle, can't wait to see the Alexander Girard designs. Would love to play around with these in my home!

By Blogger anyang, at 3/29/2008 6:35 AM  

I've been a Girard fan for quite awhile! ( has an amazing selection!) My favorite flor designs are the Party Dress and New Fangled area rugs.

By Blogger uhhleksuh, at 3/29/2008 7:09 AM  

what a great site!A> Girard is a genius, with his eco friendly and modern designs. for the floor tile i love them all but especially the Souk Chic Multi
count me in

By Blogger sally, at 3/29/2008 7:30 AM  

The timing of this post couldn't have been more perfect. We're getting ready to move and we've got a budget to redo three rooms and have been in a quandary over what to do about flooring. Really love the Shirt Stripe in French Cuff and Linear. One of our daughters wants to paint her new room green and is studying the various tiles to see what kind of a pattern she can com up with.

Again, thanks for the timely post.

By Blogger david elzey, at 3/29/2008 7:56 AM  

I love his designs

By Blogger DOODLEGIRL, at 3/29/2008 7:57 AM  

Hate leaving comments to win prizes, feel like I am begging. I had to come here though because I have been looking for these carpet squares for awhile and would really like to try them!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/29/2008 8:36 AM  

I hadn't looked at his designs before, but they certainly would brighten up a dark space. I am thinking of using FLOR in my master bedroom, probably in a somewhat more quiet tile than his, but would put one of his prints in my sewing room (can't really decide which one right now!)

By Blogger clynsg, at 3/29/2008 8:56 AM  

I love everything about Alexander Girards designs. They are cheerful and modern, and make be feel happy. My favorite FLOR is the one one featured here. I also like Spiroflake.

By Blogger sweetsue, at 3/29/2008 9:00 AM  

I love Alexander Girard for his unique sense of style and passion for color! I share this passion for color (my house is painted fuschia, lime green and orange!)

I'd love to win these tiles for my daughter's room. Check out my blog if you like, I'm posting photos of my daughter's room later today!


By Blogger Ursie B, at 3/29/2008 9:50 AM  

Wow I think Alexander Girard has one of the most colorful and unique design's. They remind me of the 70's. I would love to have these for my kitchen.Thanks for the chance to win these carpet tiles.

By Blogger ruthlessu, at 3/29/2008 10:03 AM  

I love the Twiggy in red. The colors and designs would perk up any room

By Blogger Mar, at 3/29/2008 10:59 AM  

I agree these flooring options are definitely a fun way to add some pizazz to funky, hip playroom for my kids! I really like the Shirt Stripe- Rugby Stripe design the best (but it was a hard choice!).
Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!
Marissa :)
md-sweeps (at) hotmail (d0t) com

By Blogger Marissa, at 3/29/2008 11:16 AM  

I like Happy Landings. It's a calm blue.

By Blogger Meredith, at 3/29/2008 11:19 AM  

I really like the Girard designs, especially because you can express your creativity when you put them together. My favorite Flor print is Tufted Frond Reed.

By Blogger Deborah, at 3/29/2008 11:50 AM  

I will never ever forget the first time I came across Alexander was on a site called Maximo and I almost died. He is AMAZING and sometimes I feel like he is inside my head...because I Love his designs sooooo much they feel like my own. He is absolutely amazing. I love the fuzzy button by Flor, the toy poodle mix, the skirting around and the Tapete. I would completely die if I won!!! THANKS SO VERY< VERY MUCH FOR this chance. :) or WOW!!!!

By Blogger lookwhaticando, at 3/29/2008 12:07 PM  

I love his designs. Very colorful and graphic. I like the Tapete Turqoise design.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/29/2008 12:20 PM  

I love Alexander Girards designs, and my favorite is Azul!!

By Blogger Chrystal, at 3/29/2008 12:25 PM  

Ooohhh! Disney Princess my daughter would go crazy over this one.

By Blogger Uniquely Yours, at 3/29/2008 12:59 PM  

I love FLOR and these floor tiles are so colorful!

By Blogger Amie Mattson, at 3/29/2008 1:32 PM  

Alexander Girard designs are eye-catching and bold. You can't help but smile when you see them. My favorite Flor design is the Striped Poodle in red/maroon/slate..I love its bold look.

By Blogger Shel, at 3/29/2008 1:55 PM  

I like the designs! My kids are terrible on carpet. The bright colors would not show their messes as much as our light colored does now. :( I like the Azul sun one.

By Blogger Julie D, at 3/29/2008 2:41 PM  

I love the retro colourful designs and how eco-friendly they are!

By Blogger bubblewrap, at 3/29/2008 3:23 PM  

I have wanted a FLOR floor for ages!! I have a huge living room that would cost a fortune to carpet. The nice thing about the tiles is, I could make area groupings and leave the rest of the floor bare hardwood.

By Blogger slgibbs1, at 3/29/2008 4:25 PM  

girard's designs are wonderful, so colorful and bold. In bloom is my favorite Flor pattern

By Blogger kdkdkd, at 3/29/2008 4:50 PM  

Love these designs! I like the Terra style best - These would be great for my dining area - have a weird shaped room, and can't find a rug to fit!

By Blogger leonards99, at 3/29/2008 4:58 PM  

I love Girards designs, they are my favorite of everything they sell! My favorite is the Azul.

By Blogger Ginny, at 3/29/2008 5:16 PM  

OMG how did I not know about this???

I would LOVE to have the pequeno for my kitchen.. thats hot.

I added the contest to prizeatron too

By Blogger angelaandconnor at, at 3/29/2008 7:40 PM  

Like you, I too am a huge Alexander Girard fan! I was fortunate enough to see an exhibit of his work at the SF Moma a few years ago and I have been in love ever since!

I love his designs because they are bright, bold, and refreshing.

My favorite floor pattern tiles are Happy Landings, Tapete, and Spiroflake.

By Blogger Danelle, at 3/29/2008 8:38 PM  

a blank floor in our toddler's room is a sore sight
since we haven't found a rug that's just right.
in our home from the 1950's,
eco-friendly and designed so nifty,
a girard FLOR in our house would be complete
and with our budget a free one would be really neat!


By Anonymous The Harozas, at 3/30/2008 7:21 AM  

i had never heard of FLOR but i think it is a nice idea for those who have hardwood flooring, these prints have an aztec feel to them and i like the azul color scheme the best

By Blogger Amira M, at 3/30/2008 8:23 AM  

These are fantastic. I'm definitely going to buy them for our new apartment, I'm really impressed.

By Blogger jennem, at 3/30/2008 8:33 AM  

These are great! I love the botanicals, but the "Twiggy" would look so great on the floor of my den/scrapbooing room!

By Blogger Frankie, at 3/30/2008 8:38 AM  

This is the first time I have heard of FLOR, I love it!! I would love to install it in my bathrooms. I like Toy Poodle in Toto Teal and Lush Lilac. I also like House Pet in Frog.

By Blogger babysnaggy, at 3/30/2008 8:49 AM  

Wow, I love these, it would look great in my house, and my 3 kids would really enjoy it! Thanks.

By Anonymous lanie.s, at 3/30/2008 8:52 AM  

I love them, they look NOTHING like the previous FLOR designs! Wow so bright and fun. I've been ordering samples like mad trying to figure out what we want to do on our porch...I will definitely have to try some of these out too! Thanks!

By Blogger PS, at 3/30/2008 9:34 AM  

Alexander Girard designs are exactly what I want to incorporate into my daughter's newly designed room...not too girly but loquacious just like my daughter...I have been meaning to try out Flor for some time now- I have probably 10 samples but haven't taken the plunge yet- I think they will be perfect in a house of 2's- 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats (ok, and one very spill-prone husband as well).

By Blogger dominique,, at 3/30/2008 9:49 AM  

Alexander Girard designs are wonderful!So Bold, i really like La Fonda Del Sol Azul!! What a name! shaunwallner at

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/30/2008 10:26 AM  

those are very cute!!

By Blogger laurie, at 3/30/2008 10:58 AM  

My teenage foster daughter saw these rugs an wents nuts,we havent been able to afford to get her a rug for her room yet,so please count us in,thank you

By Anonymous Vickie Couturier, at 3/30/2008 11:25 AM  

I love Alexander Girard designs because they just make you smile! I really love the retro look and modern design. Just beautiful!! I would love to do our floors here. We live in over a 100 year old house and I just wish I could bring LIFE to our old floors. I honestly am embarrassed by how bad our floors are and I would love the chance to cover them with such beauty that Alexander Girard designs brings! It would truly be a dream for us! I love the Striped Poodle pattern and the Modern Mix amongst many others!

By Blogger Doreen, at 3/30/2008 11:59 AM  

I love the Alexander Girard design it is so awesome!

By Anonymous Sherre Schwartz, at 3/30/2008 12:12 PM  

Just beautiful! My favorites are the Azul and Pequeno.

By Blogger Kathleen, at 3/30/2008 1:01 PM  

These Alxander Girard design would certainly brighten up a broing room. I love the jigs up design in the kids section

By Blogger Sarah, at 3/30/2008 1:14 PM  

love the outdoor -Cut It Out™

By Blogger Claudia, at 3/30/2008 1:35 PM  

His designs are so bright and cheery--I would love some for the gloomy room in my basement.

By Blogger Sue Farrell, at 3/30/2008 1:46 PM  

Alexander Girard take me to the floor. The party is just starting. This is classy flooring with distiction!

By Blogger RoyalCheryl, at 3/30/2008 3:47 PM  

I love Alexander Girard, His designs are so interesting and unique, A great way to decor a space.

By Blogger mommy4five, at 3/30/2008 4:40 PM  

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