the radiance of dailiness
I can't take credit for this phrase; it's from Don DeLillo's book White Noise. Today I'd like to showcase some handmade objects - coasters and ceramics - that are as useful as they are beautiful.
Sidney in Seattle re-purposes vintage scarves. Her glass-covered fabric coasters ($24 for 4) have soldered-aluminum edges.
Artist/carpenter/musician Scott's bold design gives cork coasters ($10 for 4) a facelift.
Tip: When you hit upon a seller whose work you fancy, click through their favorite items and favorite sellers - links can be found under the seller's profile.
Linen coasters ($4 for 2) are homey and practical. Seller Bykes will make you a set in the color of your choice.
Small ceramic bottle ($4.50) from DownstairsOriginals.
Tip: When you're looking for ceramics, try the keywords "hand thrown."
The charm of HB Pottery's blue cup ($14) lies in its imperfection.
Orlor's ceramic votive holder ($18) is appealingly craggy and crooked. And what shadows it will cast!
[Origami lotus ($4) at top is available here.]