As we all know, the power of the internet knows no bounds and its most recent viral star became an overnight success after a thanksgiving tweet from his teenage daughter. A pilot by trade, Bill Young has been documenting the idiosyncratic charm of his hotel carpets for the past two years.

Launching an Instagram account two years ago to bring the necessary ‘beauty’ of the swirling, garish patters to the attention of the world, Young’s popularity has since gone crazy following attention after huge swathes of carpet fans stumbled on his daughter’s tweet. From the trippy to the ornate, the monochrome to the outright weird, here are some of his best shots.

Images © Bill Young