Story of City Growth Coasters - Set of 5

Story of City Growth Coasters - Set of 5

These acrylic coasters map out the growth history of some of America's great cities.

$50.00

Brian Barr and Dr. Matthew Wettergreen created by

Brian Barr and Dr. Matthew Wettergreen

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Talk of the Town

This sleek coaster set does more than save your wooden surfaces—it opens a window into history. Each set highlights one of America's major cities (Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, or Los Angeles), and each individual, acrylic coaster is etched with a map of that city during a key year in its growth. Together they form a visual timeline that hints at stories of annexed towns, changing coastlines, even sprawl. Stack them on top of each other, and it's like looking through time.

This cartographic history is compiled by designers Brian Barr and Dr. Matthew Wettergreen, gathered from online databases and historical maps. The set serves as both a stylish home accent and an intelligent conversation starter. Handmade in Houston, Texas.

Each coaster has rubber feet to prevent scratches.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Texas

Brian Barr and Dr. Matthew Wettergreen

created by

Brian Barr and Dr. Matthew Wettergreen

Brian Barr and Dr. Matthew Wettergreen met in a course on Rapid Prototyping and Fabrication at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, where Barr was a student and Wettergreen was the lecturer. Inspiration struck when they discovered that Barr’s final project—a 3D visualization of Houston’s voter population—could also work as a jar opener. Barr and Wettergreen realized that, with their background in data science, advanced manufacturing, and design, they were in a unique position to create useful, data-based objects that could inspire conversation around important topics.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
rubber, acrylic
Measurements
Individual Coaster: 4" L x 4" W x 0.13" H
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Item ID
42992

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