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Stop! Don't you dare set down that drink without this

January 18, 2012 |  6:01 am

Productimage-picture-ace-leather-coaster-5-pack-259_png_330x330_crop_q85Remember the story line in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in which Larry David is accused of setting a glass on a wooden table sans coaster and leaving a ring? (Spoiler: He didn’t do it.)

People get to talking, drinking, and they get careless. But if you leave enough coasters around — and eye-catching ones — maybe, just maybe, they’ll get used.

Mine, I realize too late, blend in too much with the furniture. That’s why these citrus-patterned leather coasters from the gift shop at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs appeal. Twenty dollars buys a five-pack of hand-tooled, burnished and waxed leather coasters made by Commune Design.

The design collective also has its own line of handsome tooled-leather coasters for sale for $25.

Leather coasters, five-pack, $20 at Ace Hotel, shop.acehotel.com.


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Photos: Ace Hotel coasters by Commune Design. Credit: Ace Hotel