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Fredericks and Mae Cork Coasters

I know what you need: this set of six silkscreened cork coasters from Fredericks and Mae. Why? Well, they’ll protect your furniture from hot and cold drinks, but, most importantly, they’ll make you happy every single time you move them around. Choose the Green/Red/Blue or Red/Blue/Yellow sets. There’s also the very fun Trivets in similar target designs.
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Price: $16.00
Available from: Fredericks and Mae

Table Tiles Optic

Add a few stripes and you’ve got a 3D illusion. That’s sure to cause endless rearranging to get different patterns when these coasters are placed together for a table trivet. Two functions in one, plus a pattern play = fun! If you’d rather less stripes and more color blocks, then there’s the plain(er) Table Tiles for your consideration.
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Price: $18.00
Available from: Areaware

Metallic Leather Gem Coasters

Don’t arrive empty handed to a dinner party, it’s rude. At least bring a bottle of wine, or, if the host/hostess is particularly fashionable, maybe even these Metallic Leather Gem Coasters. Sold as a set of 4, the faceted design adorns pebbled metallic leather, giving off a nice sheen while protecting precious surfaces. Available in gold or silver.
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Price: $44.00
Available from: Leif Shop

Paloma Triangle Coaster Set and Trivet

A set of bright coasters with a cubist-inspired print is just one small way to combat the dreariness outside the door, for who could feel glum with such cheery patterns around? Wolfum brings us the Paloma Triangle Coaster Set and Trivet, all made of birch wood in the USA. Add it to your gift list possibility pronto- for that favorite coworker perhaps?
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Price: $34.00 - 36.00
Available from: Leif

Table Tiles

Products that have an illusion of a 3D surface through use of color go straight in the ‘favorites’ folder, and this set of six coasters from Bower is no exception. Arrange them as a group in “endless permutations”- fun, right?- and also for function as a trivet. Choose between black/beige, green/gray, or red/blue.
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Price: $15.00
Available from: Areaware

Kiel Mead Brass Coasters

Kiel Mead has the right idea of making the “mundane more precious.” If you’re not afraid to go bold with brass coasters, then these four hand-sanded graphic coasters might be a subtle upgrade to whatever you’re currently resting your cold drink upon (if you don’t have coasters, then you either better not have nice furniture and/or be under the age of 30.)
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Price: $30.00 / 120.00
Available from: Kiel Mead

Grab & Go Coasters

These look a little similar to Food Huggers, don’t they? (Note to self: try out Food Huggers as coasters.) They do to me, and I wonder if condensation gets caught by the coaster or if the coasters are such a tight fit that condensation simply runs off the side. In any case, a coaster that stays with your drink (and possibly catches condensation) is a good fix for all those cold, drippy beverages that you’ll have this summer.
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Price: $8.00
Available from: Umbra

Alphabet City Coasters

Manhattan-based photographer Joanne Dugan compiled these urban typographic images originally as a teaching game for her two-year-old son. And, as they’re so striking, why not make them into a coaster set for all to enjoy? Many of the signs and landmarks are now demolished, so tip of the hat to Ms. Dugan for creating such a great archive of New York City’s visual history.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Teak Slice Wood Coaster Set

Chances are if you’re near a wooded lot and own a saw, you could make something similar to these coasters pretty easily. However, they probably wouldn’t be teak and you’d spend a few hours replicating 4 coasters that cost $12.

4.25″ approx diameter.
Set of 4.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Available from: UMA

CLUSTER Coasters

If you have a need for coasters, at least make them decent to look at, for goodness sake. After all, we’re not barbarians, are we? You can leave them clustered together or break them apart for separate drinks. They, of course, can be rearranged like a puzzle for a trivet type of arrangement.

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Price: $21.00
Available from: Simbiotek Design Lab

Bicycle Wheel Coasters by Ella Doran

For your cyclist friends (as long as they own a bike, they count)…

Materials: Compressed wood with a high gloss melamine finish
Dimensions: H9.5cm x D0.4cm

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Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Bicycle Wheel Coasters by Ella Doran here

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Psycho diagnostik Coasters

Oh, the fun to be had with these Rorschach coasters. They actually look sort of beautiful in a way…don’t you think? Or are they slightly disturbing for you, and if so, what does that say about each of our mental states…hmm.

Set of 10 coasters

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Price: $14.50
Availability: Buy Psycho diagnostik Coasters here

Doily News (coasters)

A novel idea, coasters made from newspapers, which means you can recycle them after you’ve used them…not a bad idea.

They are made out of unused newspapers, so each set comes with 100 coasters with a very traditional pattern but rather than being made from your traditional paper, this is made from unused newspapers, each coaster different from the previous.

$16.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Doily News (coasters) here

Drink and Disc Coasters

For those of you who might be looking for some coasters, these are a couple of nice fun choices…

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Price: $1.95
Availability: Buy Drink and Disc Coasters here

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Bob’s Your Uncle Wine-Tasting Coaster Pad

Oh, I like these so much. If you’ve ever heard someone wax poetic about wine, especially when you don’t know much about it other than it tastes kinda good, then you’ll appreciate these coasters.

Pad of disposable paper coasters featuring made-up wine tasting quotes.
48 coasters, 4 each of 12 designs in a tear-off pad.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Available from: greenergrassdesign.com

 
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