Discovering SF, Coasters by Prachi Pundeer

Prachi Pundeer is our guest photographer for #coasterstories over on Instagram this month. Back in 2012 she made her first Coastermatic set. Recently, we asked her about the adventures behind her set.

These coasters are gorgeous! Tell us a little bit about them.

All of these photos were taken my first time in San Francisco. I had moved from New York City for the summer to do an internship as a designer at Facebook. It was an exciting time! I had just completed my first year of grad school, and moved into a warehouse in the Mission District.

When I got to SF, I didn't know anyone in the city. It forced me to be a lot more social, and I also spent a lot of time walking around and exploring. These photos were all taken during those explorations.

Now that I live in SF, my coasters remind me of being new to the city and how fascinating it was to explore the hills and experience so much nature in the city. It's certainly a contrast to New York.

Where do you use your coasters?

I use them all the time, my roommate and I are tea-aholics! We keep two of my coasters in the living room, along with two of hers. The other two are usually in my room, but I'll likely take one into work soon.

Around the same time I made this set, I made another, similar set. I gave that set as a gift to the warehouse I lived in that summer.

About Prachi
Prachi Pundeer hails from India and is an avid traveler who likes to tell her stories through photographs. When she’s not snapping her surroundings, she is an Experience Designer at Yahoo where she explores the future of communication tools. She lives in San Francisco.


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