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coasters as art *


i'm always looking for interesting ways to add original art to my home- without breaking the bank. cards and stationery have always been some of my favorite pieces of artwork so i figured, why not frame them? and i took it another step this week when i decided to frame a series of my favorite sesame letterpress coasters. i know, framing coasters, sounds a little nutty, but they look gorgeous. they're like tiny pieces of artwork and i couldn't bear to leave them all to a life of beer bottles and soda stains. click here to pick up some sesame coasters ($10 for 8 coasters) or drop a line below with some of your favorite homemade art projects.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm curious to see how you framed these coasters. Round frames or square? D*S Apartment Project update soon?
On one of the AT 8-week cure threads people were discussing the concept of interior decorators having a difficult time decorating their own place. I think this isn't limited to decorators but rather anybody with extensive exposure to any aspect of interior design. The consensus seemed to be that the problem comes from knowledge of too many choices. You are constantly researching furniture, accessories, art, etc. and I honestly don't know how you ever choose what to actually put in your own place! I guess in some ways it's a good dilemna to have :)

2:11 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

oh god kat, you're in my head. ac and i talk about this all the time. i cannot make a single decision in my house without second guessing it a zillion times. it's like i always know a million different things are going to come out in any given month so i'm scared to make big decisions. it's awful. i'll post some pics of the project soon. i'm finishing paint soon so i'll update in may, promise. :)

so funny that you pointed that out though, because i feel like the whole "the cobbler's kids have no shoes" story. our house is such a mess and so un-designy right now!

;) ds

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it will always be that way!
which is the point at which you'll open a shop to sell the things you finish with in your home!

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that you're framing coasters! those are the details that really catch my eye whenever I go to someone's home.

Like you, I frame postcards and great stationary... amazing what a simple frame can do! I live in SF, and way back when Lotta Jansdotter wasn't so well known (was there a time?!) I bought a bunch of her flawed textiles. I framed the sections without blemishes and put them all over my kitchen -- so lovely!

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes, please show us how you framed them. they are lovely - what a great idea!

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea! Any tips on finding fun, inexpensive frames beyond IKEA and Aaron Brothers?

11:11 PM  

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