What makes a good coaster, good? I was working from home today (reasons to be explained in a future post) and set down my cup on my glass top sawhorse desk. Naturally, after a few minutes, it started to sweat and so I got up to get a coaster. Which got me thinking about the utilitarian nature of coasters.
I’ve had my share of trial and error when purchasing them. For example, I bought these slate coasters (during my dorm room days); I bought ceramic coasters (when I was into teak décor), but inevitably, water would collect on top of the coaster. They protected my furniture—if the water didn’t dribble off—but I always had to dry them off, which rendered them a bit useless. It wasn’t until I wandered into a little boutique in Brentwood, The Brentwood General Store, that I found a functional yet equally adorable and organic solution: jute naturally soaks up moisture, they’re eco-friendly, and they work with my now nautical, beach meets traditional style. I have found the exact woven ones here. Don’t make the same mistake!
coasters: ORGANIC JUTE SUN COASTERS: $13.99 set of 4, amazon.com.