Jen Pearson’s apothecary matchstick bottles
Jen Pearson's sleek apothecary matchstick bottles are in the house – and you'll certainly want one (or two!) to adorn your home or give as a sweet gift this fall.
Jen's an Oakland-based industrial designer with a background as a museum preparator and a digital media producer, and is equipped with a degree from the famed California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Her main interest is in human centered design, which "tries to optimize the product around how people can, want, or need to work, rather than forcing the users to change how they work."
Jen's inspiration for the matchstick bottles came from "fulfilling a personal need." Engaged in creating a holiday alter with photos or her loved ones, candles, and special trinkets, she wanted to have matches nearby in a special container to fit the beautiful scene she was creating. Her ah-ha! moment? Put the matches in an elegant glass bottle! But what about igniting the matches? The next ah-ha! was exploring the possibility of having the bottle function as a matchbox, too. Hence, the strike-able matchstick bottle was born using reclaimed apothecary bottles. (The medical industry apparently doesn't reuse glass bottles and sterilized, they can be repurposed.)
The result? A match made in heaven, of course. Jen's love for sustainable design pairs with a simple, functional aesthetic. You'll love them, too.
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