Self-cleaning dishes might just be the next big invention

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Products on Thursday 6 March 2014

Did you know that the surface of a lotus plant doesn’t allow for anything to stick to it? You can pour anything from oil to water on it and it will stay perfectly clean: this is known as the ‘Lotus Effect’. Inspired by this plant’s amazing ability to stay squeaky clean, engineers decided to mimic the microstructure of hydrophibic leaves to develop self-cleaning products.

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Saucy Ceramics by Dirty Dishes

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Products on Tuesday 13 December 2011

Sometime in 2010, the folks behind Dirty Dishes had the slightly silly idea of using cheeky vintage photos and putting them on dinner plates. After doing lots of research, talking to lots of people, and receiving loads of positive feedback, they wondered if this idea was so silly after all. And thus Dirty Dishes was born.

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