Big in Japan felt coasters.
BROWSE THE AISLES OF DAISO, the popular Japanese discount store, and you’re bound to discover a useful kitchen gadget you didn’t know you needed or a nifty household item you suddenly can’t live without. The bright, wide-aisled stores are neatly stocked with scores of colorful home goods—from kitchen sponges and seasonal decorations to food containers and foot massagers. Best of all, practically everything at Daiso costs just $1.50, including all of the picks shown on this page.—Catherine Warmerdam
Featured photo: Felt coasters
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