This year artist Mark Ryden released a special Snow Yak Ornament for Christmas and it was amazing. And, sadly, sold out. However, he also released this special set of six melamine dishes which are still available. And they might just be the coolest plates ever.
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has been designing a universe of dynamic, ergonomic, beautiful and practical in-flight tableware for KLM Airlines’ World Business Class dining since 2011 and now has created 40 pieces of cutlery, glassware, porcelain and linen for their dining service available in their Business class. Read more
For the bakers and party-throwers out there, we’ve found the 25 (technically, 27) most stunning cake stands available on Amazon right now. These can be used for any home made or store bought cakes, cupcakes, pastries -even wedding cakes. They range from wild modern handmade ones to elegant classic ones by well-known and respected designers and manufacturers. Read more
The focus of ceramicist Stephen Bowers’ Jamais Vu, a recent exhibition at Lauraine Diggins gallery, was be a remarkable dining set. Richly adorned serving, dinner and entrée plates, each displaying an Australian parrot are highlighted against a complex layering of background patterns to result in the breathtaking Camouflage Series tableware. Read more
Olly Moss, a designer of whose work I am a giant fan, created these during some downtime. Re-imagining the classic China Blue Willow pattern he’s created Blue Willow dinnerware for video game lovers. Read more
This wonderfully weird take on Blue Willow dishes, Multidishes by Maxime Ansiau, combines multiple plates into one that can be mounted on the wall as art or used as serving pieces. Read more
Soop is a multi-disciplinary design company, designing products for the home and commercial environment, from tableware to small items of furniture. Their tableware mixes whimsy and wit, with many unusual ideas and concepts. Some of the following plates / didhes are presently in production and available at various design stores or directly from Soop. Others are looking for production and distribution. All of them are imaginative and fun. Read more