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Airport carpets: Don't be floored by blogger's area of interest
Airport carpets: Don't be floored by blogger's area of interest

Weary travelers may long to linger over a cup of coffee or snuggle under a plush duvet. But when it comes to airports, lingering is loathed, because it's synonymous with layover. When George Pendle found himself stuck longer than expected at a New York airport — braced for a transatlantic flight with a few gin and tonics and a Xanax — he found his mind, not surprisingly, altered. "I was in a Timothy Leary-esque state," he says, recalling the moment when his eyes locked on the spilled-soda-hiding pattern beneath his feet. Pendle, an author who divides his time between London and New York, is fascinated by carpeting in airports large and small. It's his...

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