New Products on Etsy

I mentioned that I've been working on a lot of new products, here's a preview of some of them, Cork Covered Pencil Cups! Find them here.

Expanding on Etsy!

I've been very busy expanding both this business and my offerings, so come on by our Etsy shop for the full inventory available for sale!!

Check us out at Salisbury Wines

Do you prefer to purchase items in person? Do you live in the Berkshire area? Then come check out our wonderful coasters at Salisbury Wines in Salisbury, CT! Centrally located at 19 Main Street, Salisbury Wines is a wonderful small wine store with an intimate setting perfect for finding your ideal bottle of wine, or a great set of coasters!

Selections from all three varieties of coasters are available. Each set of 4 sells for $20, plus Connecticut sales tax. So come on in and see our coasters in person, and maybe find a great new bottle of wine at the same time!

Zipper 8 Design is on Etsy!

It's official, our coasters are now for sale on Etsy!! Currently we only have our Mixed Coaster sets, our Pink Hydrangea and our Green Gingko leaf sets for sale, but stay tuned for more additions, including our trivets.

So come on by our store, at, and check us out! Or as always, find our complete inventory available for sale with the links on the right side.

As always we appreciate your visit to our blog and store, and if you have any questions shoot us an email at


Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's and children out there!

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift that shows you care, without breaking the bank? Think about one of our botanical coaster sets. Our pink and blue hydrangea sets especially have a soft but functional feel. Show Mom you care about her, and about keeping rings off the coffee table.

And for Moms with a slightly more rock star edge, think about one of our mixed beer cap coaster sets. For a truly unique and special gift, contact us about making a special custom set for you with your Mom's favorite beer brand featured as the center button of each coaster. (Depending on availability of the cap that you request.) It makes for a special and cohesive set, and shows you really care.

Orders placed today will be shipped out within 1-2 business days, depending on our inventory.

Thanks for visiting the site! And as always, click on the Store links to the right to see our full inventory.

Botanical Coasters

Yes, they have finally arrived!!! We have updated our store and the new botanicals series is ready for purchasing! Perfect for holiday gifts or even wedding, gifts, each set is unique and the perfect accent for any room.

Have a favorite flower or leaf? Email us and, if possible, we can create a custom set of botanical coasters just for you! Not all flowers make perfect coasters but we will do our best. Create a set from the flowers you had at your wedding, or your mother's favorite flower.

To see great new additions like these Blue Hydrangea flowers and others, click on the Botanical Coasters link in our store on the right. And, check out the new lower prices for all of our coasters! Get a jump on holiday shopping and order a set now!

We are always experimenting with new ideas so keep checking back in because we may be releasing new lines of products before the holidays, you never know when we'll have an exciting new set of coasters that you just must have!

For now though our minds are focused back towards architecture for a while, getting ready for our studio trip to Medellin, Colombia next week! Check out this great map showing all the awesome new architecture that we are going to visit.

Coming Soon!

New exciting things are happening around the blog!!!

Check back soon for new lower prices, along with new exciting things happening around the store. Not only will we be releasing our new line of Botanical Coasters soon, but we will be reorganizing the store so that you can now view items by style in new categories including Beer Cap Coasters, Botanical Coasters and all Cork items.

So keep an eye out, all these new exciting things will be happening just around the corner!

And make sure to check out these preview images of our new coasters:


We just wanted to remind everyone, especially first time visitors to the site, that if you want to view the entire line of coasters and trivets for sale, just click on the Store links on the right side of the page. Come see great coasters like these, plus many many more!

New Firm Photo

Just because we were working hard on Saturday doesn't mean we can't have some fun on Sunday!

Open Market

So despite the rain the market was a great success today. Zipper 8 Design was out in full force at a nice dry table inside the Congregational Church Chapel. All in all it turned out very well, thank you to everyone who stopped by! As always, if you are looking for a great gift, or just something new and fun for your house, stop on by the store (links on the right) and buy some great coasters or an awesome trivet!