We like these house numbers from A Short Walk in Cornwall, not only for their curb appeal but because they are engraved on a unique slatelike material made from recycled coffee cups. The company also has a wonderful story: Previously a product designer at Dyson, Dan Dicker started A Short Walk in 2003 to fulfill his dream of living close to the sea ("a short walk," in other words). In addition to producing a line of house numbers, Dicker's firm designs and manufacturers products for organizations such as Amnesty International and Oxfam. Go to A Short Walk for more information.
Above: House numbers in Century Gothic lettering in white, 150 x 100mm (6 by 4 inches); £23.95. You can also order custom house signs using different combinations of fonts and colors.