San Francisco-based Modern-twist is a shop after my own heart — it manages a beautiful balance of lovely design and smart functionality. A collaboration between founder Kat Nouri and independent designers, Modern-twist has created some very cool designs for the home, with the idea of creating modern products that feel organic. Modern-twist also donates one percent of profits to One Percent For The Planet.
One of my favorite products from Modern-twist is their hand silk-screened non-toxic silicone placemats and coasters. Printed with botanical and nature-inspired images, they embody the modern/organic feel that Modern-twist is going for. Something else I like? The Coaster Notz can be written on with ballpoint pen (the pen marks rub off), so you can also use them as place cards.