The best thing since sliced bread | How About Orange

March 04, 2011

The best thing since sliced bread

Impulse purchase alert! I have a bit of a coaster fetish—not because I care about my furniture, but because I adore functional items that somebody bothered to design well. So of course I couldn't resist these funny cork coasters shaped like toast. They even came in a plastic bag secured with a twist tie, just like a real loaf of bread. Available here at the MoMA store.

52 comments:

Grandma G said...

Funny! Don't let Alex eat 'em! ;)

Nice mug, too. Seems I saw one just like it earlier today. ;)

Driftwood & Turtles said...

Toast & tea - the perfect combination!

Elizabeth said...

Those are too cute!

musingsinmontage said...

I LOVE THIS!

Thrifty By Design said...

Those are uber FAB!! I'm jealous! :-)

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

Ha! That is just to cute. Make me want to set my glass on a piece of stale bread.

Tara said...

Ahhh! I so obviously don't need them, but want them so bad! Adorable!

{ Penny Candy Studios } said...

These really made my day! I totally have a thing for household items shaped like food -- and these are perfect! Thanks for sharing. :)

Jess said...

Liz, somehow I don't think that would work quite as well. Ha!

LiPeony said...

lolol the MoMa store has the darnedest things =D

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

My mom would love these!

Marisa said...

Super cute! Love MoMA.

Jennifer Ekstrand said...

Those are adorable.

Morgan said...

Brilliant! I love collecting coasters as well, though we never seem to use them.

Lil Mama Stuart said...

lol those are too funny and cute!

allison said...

i was just thinking earlier today that coasters seem like such FUN collectibles, and this confirms it!

any chance we can purchase some super groovy mugs like the one in the pic?

fallingforpieces said...

These are so fun! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Katie Truelove said...

Those are awesome! I would probably take a bite out of one at some point though;)

Laura said...

These are hilarious, but there's part of my brain that is stressing out about them - they're too real!

kriscard said...

love! i'm off to moma.com for my own "loaf" of toast coasties! ;D

rilojane said...

AWESOME. And kind of reminiscent of my mother's toast.

Cindy said...

Hmmmm ... April Fools Day is coming up. :D

Life is fun Here said...

I love those! I didn't even know that there was a MoMa online store. There are several neat things there. Thanks for sharing!
~Ilsa

Squem said...

So they are coasters in the shape of toast, does that make them......toasters?

April said...

So cute! Love it!

heather said...

Those are great! I love the links you share.

Connie said...

I can´t believe it! I bought some cork yesterday and spent the evening cutting toasts. And I thought I was being smart... meh

Jess said...

That WAS being smart! Museum of Modern Art-worthy! You should feel complimented!

Peggy said...

I absolutely LOVE these! One look at them and my husband said to go order them.... so by the end of next week I will have a new set of coasters!! Plus a 2nd set to give to a very dear friend!! Thank you so very much! (and they were such a good price!! it made it under my extremely limited budgets guidelines even!!!)

LOVE that CUP!!! :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Those ARE cute, and so is the mug!

Kacey said...

cute!

Anne Magee said...

Those are so much fun!

Bek said...

I am in love. Those are adorable.

But I could see my nearly 2 year old eating them since he already eats the normal coasters...

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Nena Nadine said...

Genius!

Crunchy Crafts said...

sooo cool!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Clever, clever, clever. I love these :)

Kate said...

AND they're gluten-free! These are amazing!

10Yen said...

haha so epic!

Erzebat said...

love them! how cute are those coasters! (mauh) Liz

cogito ergo suo said...

Sooooo cute!! I MUST have some for the office!!

Purple Closet Beauty said...

Hah! These are awesome. But when I'm groggy in the morning, I might get them confused with whole wheat bread... April first is coming around the corner...

Gal Gear said...

They are just too cute!

Katie said...

Haha! Wonderful!

Chelsea said...

I still think you should somehow sell that mug!!

Jess said...

Well, I could sell them through Zazzle since the designs are already uploaded. But the minimum price Zazzle will permit on a mug is $13.95. I think at that price I get $1.30 of it and Zazzle gets the rest. And shipping on a mug is $6.95. Would anyone ever pay $20.90 for a mug? I wouldn't. :)

Tori said...

Clever, fun and functional -- the perfect combo!

RobbieLee at Chickiedee said...

These are so funny!!! I just love them!

Chiara said...

These are adorable! I just shared your post tonight on my Friday Favorites post and they are already the favorite item I've posted. : ) Thanks for sharing the creativity!

Anonymous said...

how thick are they? the product page doesn't say.

Jess said...

They are 3/8" thick.

Anonymous said...

You should call them toasty coasties! HA!

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