Family Photos are the Focus of this Great Set

Family photos are the focus of this Coastermatic collection. Jason made a set each for his mom and grandmom for Mother's Day and they were a big hit.

CM: Any stories to recount related to the images you used?

JR: I recently moved from Toronto, Canada to be with my wife who lives in Hawaii. We met last August in San Francisco and got married two months later. She has children, I have a dog. I wanted to remind my mother and grandmother that all is good and we are very happy. These photos were taken this past Easter.

CM: How did they respond to the coasters?

JR: They both thought the coasters were unique and a conversation starter. I could have chosen artwork or a different theme, but since they are photos of us that is where the conversation will most likely start. What are these? How did you get there photo on the coaster? That sort of thing.

We love that Coastermatic is being used to create personalised gifts! Why not create a set for someone you love?

Wine around the world by Kate Agarwal

The very clever Kate Agarwal combines graphic imagery with her favorite travel pics in this unique set.

CM: This is a really great idea! Was it a fun process, designing your coasters?

KA: The actual process of making the coasters was fun because I knew from the beginning I wanted to use photos from our travels. I liked the idea of having them as a conversation piece about where we’ve been and our favorite places.

CM: What's the compass graphic about?

KA: The idea behind the wine bottle+compass is combining two of my favorite things: traveling and drinking! I chose four photos taken from trips in four different locations. More specifically, these photos were taken: north (Napa), south (Vegas), east (Paris) and west (Tokyo) of where we are in San Francisco. Once I realized how many of our travel photos include drinks, I knew I wanted to play off of that in the compass illustration.

Got an image you'd like to immortalize… on coasters? Go on, start a set!

Coasters of Summer by Sean Tice

Today we're featuring a set of coasters made by Sean Tice.

Brooklyn Slate and Coastermatic

Sean Tice's Instagram Coasters

photo stone coasters

CM: Thanks so much for sharing your coasters with us! What a wonderful way to hold on to the summer. Can you tell us a little about the photos you chose?

ST: Sure! I run a company called Brooklyn Slate, which manufactures slate cheese boards and coasters for restaurants and entertaining at home. The business keeps us really busy through the summer, so my girlfriend and partner Kristy and I usually tie in a little vacation time to any business trips we take. These photos are from those trips. This year we were fortunate to spend time in Vermont and Montauk, NY.

CM: Wonderful, who's the dog on the beach? 

ST: That's Garp, our English Labrador Retriever and company mascot. He loves playing fetch, so we hit the beach early that day to maximize play time.

Have you got some amazing sets of the summer too? Don't let them slip away, get them on stone coasters.