Art inspired by nature come together in a beautiful rug

You are probably familiar wit the old riddle “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” Well, a few days ago I shared a photo I had taken with my iPhone of two sphinx moths mating under the light on my front porch.  I referenced the amazing pattern displayed on their wings and how it provided inspiration throughout the years for many forms of art including Native American rugs and pottery. Lo and behold, I recently ran across this photo of a beautiful home in Aspen designed by Tracery Interiors and was amazed by the resemblance in the rug pattern to the open wings of the moths.  So which came first…the moth or the rug?

phoo by Martin Pierce hardware Los Angeles CA  90016

photo by Martin Pierce hardware Los Angeles CA 90016

Room designed by Tracery Interiors

Room designed by Tracery Interiors

To view the entire collection of architectural hardware, including our moth pull in our Animal collection, please visit our site at

Designers can stop by our showroom located at:

5433 W Washington Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90016

323 939 5929



About martinpierceblog

Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries
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