Journal by painted fish studio
Coasters by purpose design
Two very lovely and practical gifts I got for myself this Christmas. The journal is, despite it's gorgeousness, not at all too intimidating to scribble in. The pages are thick and lightly textured, providing a very satisfying 'tooth' for a pencil to glide over.
Please don't laugh when I say I've been looking for coasters for ages. I have the kind of furniture that requires them. But vintage coasters just look too retro, as if I've dressed my house up for a party. Modern ones aren't simple enough. These are functional, simple, and slightly quirky - they have magnets on the back, so they can be stored on the fridge, and you can write on them with chalk!