Most coasters always come off feeling a bit flat. However, these Topo Coasters by Tom Will Make, give a great topographic cutaway of different natural locations. Different layers of cut and etched cork are stacked up to create a relief of different geological valleys. This first series is of the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, but they hope to expand the line to include more locations across the country. Buy a set to see if any of your well-traveled guests can identify the location.
Cover yourself with a pile of bricks, or at least make it appear that way. The Brick Blanket by Thing Industries features a deceptive pattern depicting rows of bricks and mortar, carefully stacked on top one another. This clever trompe l'oeil blanket is made from 100% wool with hand-stitched edging. It’s a perfect, light-weight throw blanket that only looks like it should weigh a ton.