The Unexpected Excitement of Drink CoastersSeptember 3, 2019
Slate and Artsmith – Drink coasters are such a small and innocuous part of our lives, that most people don’t take the time to really appreciate them. Even though they share our lives, they adorn the special moments, and bring function and meaning into the atmosphere of our existence, we just don’t have time, and so our eyes glaze over and are drawn instead to more pressing matters.
However truth is often found most clearly in the details and that is true of the coaster as well, because it is such a subconscious expression of taste. The person who placed that coaster on the table made a conscious decision, an artistic choice, however small. In that selection you can gain insight into the very way a persons mind works, and through that find intimacy, or leverage, depending on your goals in the situation.
On a more sentimental level, coasters are often the backdrop of events, engagements, and even the unassuming moments that really make up the flesh of life. Sold in sets, they spread out throughout a space, matched or contrasting, and yet always consistent in their spirit. This can tie a space together and give it meaning and purpose.
However this is not a one way effect. They add to the beauty of the space, but they also interact with the inhabitants of the room, functioning, working, and facilitating, they are the silent watchers that stand witness everything.
On the other hand, passion for a coaster may just be a means of showing your excitement about the other furnishings in a space. After all, no matter how much the coaster pervades our space, in the end it is truly a facilitator, intended to protect your possessions, and act complimentary to your dcor. Their very nature precludes them from being a centerpiece; they are the sidekicks of the home. The true passion of the beverage coaster may be passion for that which they protect.
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