The Standard Hotel in New York City claims to be where "New York attitude meets California cool." I just might have to agree - look at this amazing floor in the entryway of the Standard Grill!
The entire floor is tiled with pennies. I adore it! The different shades of copper and the varying patinas give depth, warmth, and understated glamour... I think this could look spectacular in a warm yet modern kitchen or bathroom. However, my brain might have a very hard time with the fact that the pennies are randomly tiled both heads up and tails up, and are facing in random directions. Maybe they could be facing the same way? Is that too much to ask?
Be warned, however - doing this is technically prohibited by statute! "Whoever fraudulently alters, defaces, mutilates, impairs, diminishes, falsifies, scales or lightens any of the coins coined at the mints of the United States . . . shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both." 18 U.S.C. §331. I would argue that this is neither fraudulent nor an alteration of currency - so if I ever have a chance to tile something with pennies, I might just take it!