Dinner plates with tranquil scenes interrupted by zombie poodles, flying monkeys and more

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 4 March 2014

Graphic designer and writer Don Moyer likes drawings that make him laugh, so when he inherited a traditional blue willow-pattern plate that belonged to his great-grandparents, he redrew it to add a dinosaur. Eventually he went on to wreck even more artistic havoc, adding outrageous calamities like zombie poodles, flying monkeys, giant sea monsters, pterodactyls, […]

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Cruelest household purchase ever: Guilt-tripping plateware

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 5 November 2013

Part of the Invention Ware ceramic product line by Fishs Eddy is this side plate that looks totally innocuous. Well, at least till you finish up whatever grub that was on it, only to find the words ‘Big Mistake‘ inscribed at the bottom. Way to break the news gently to someone that making poor meal […]

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United Plates of America: Interlocking porcelain trays of all 50 states

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 12 July 2013

Ryan and Kaitlyn Lawless have re-created the 50 of the United States as interlocking porcelain trays for anyone to ‘bake, serve and style with pride’. Basically, they did this by cutting out prototypes on a CNC router for precision, which is then translated into plaster molds to create the cast for liquid ceramic to be […]

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Manga plates by Mika Tsutai

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 28 May 2013

How splendid is this? Mika Tsutai came up with these manga-inspired plates for his 2011 graduate project at Kyoto Institute of Technology. Complete with visual exclamations, these resemble Japanese manga frame panes. We’re sure these action-packed plates would make eating so darn fun. Too bad they don’t seem to be for sale.

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Artistic ceramic plates made by Boguslaw Sliwinski

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By James Weinert in New Design on Thursday 22 November 2012

Many fathoms ago, dinner time was yummy time. As kids, we were allowed to scoop, chew, swallow and repeat. Fast track a few years later and this hungry happy go lucky lad has found the ultimate chowdown party plate. Designer Boguslaw Sliwinski has cleverly produced ceramic plates of sporting figures on which cut fruit becomes a whole new flavour of fun.

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Wet glass plate photography by Marc Monplaisir

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By Jeff Lizotte in New Photography on Thursday 10 March 2011

In this post-twitter world where everything is just a reblog, a meme or a cute girl on a random Tumblr, photographer Marc Monplaisir takes pictures on wet glass plates. He had this time machine built and literally takes one hour to produce a pose. Magnificent!

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