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Letterpress Love: Recycled Coaster Set


To say that I am obsessed with design would be an understatement. I am that person who will spend hours in a store’s stationery aisle staring at beautifully adorned wedding invitations — even though I’ve been married for nearly 7 years. It’s not that I plan on needing them anytime soon. I just have a thing for paperie, but my aversion to dead trees means that I admire much more frequently than I purchase. Buying THIS paperie, however, would be guilt free for two reasons:

  1. These are made of recycled cardboard
  2. They are likely to last a long time

These letterpress coasters by Ali Drew are my definition of fabulous. They are the kind of detail pieces that tell you that a homeowner (or renter) really cares about style. Because only a person who truly cares would take the time too buy something this pretty for the purpose of holding up wet glasses.

But I have other visions for these beauties as well. I can picture them in a simple grouping inside a picture frame as a unique piece of art, or used to line the inside of a boring drink tray, rather than sit atop a table.

Either way, I’m smitten.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of recycled cardboard

Price: $21 for a set of 8

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • Jenn Fowler
    May 3, 2010 at 11:24 am

    I’ve been obsessed with coasters lately. Not buying them (frugal gal here!) but with the idea of making them. There are so many cute, frugal & green ideas for making your own coasters. I have some fantastic ones I made last week out of folded & coiled paper from old catalogs. . . so fun & easy to make and I think they look fantastic!

  • Becca
    May 3, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Those are so cute!!!

  • MyBrownBaby
    May 3, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Oh those are absolutely divine! The look like art… I’d be tempted to buy a grip of them and pattern them on a small wall… simply lovely!


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