Awesome Plates

Creepy Crawly Salad Plates

Creepy Crawly Salad Plates
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Celebrate Halloween with these spooky salad plates from PATCH NYC and Crate & Barrel. Each glazed porcelain plate features a black and white woodcut design against a high-contrast color scheme. The set of 8″ plates includes scary skull, kooky kitty, crazy crow, and batty bat designs. Also: creepy old fashioned glasses.

Golden Trio Tri Dish

Golden Trio Tri Dish
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Lifelike goldfish illustrations by artist Kim Rody adorn the three compartments in her porcelain Golden Trio serving dish, keeping things like olives, nuts, and Goldfish crackers in their place. Microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe. Amusingly, Rody’s various goldfish platters come with a month’s supply of fish food.

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Making Plates from Leaves

Making Plates from Leaves

Disposable plates are typically made from paper or plastic. The paper ones are easy to recycle, but plastic is more challenging. As a green alternative, India’s Vistaraku makes biodegradable plates and bowls by stitching together and pressing leaves of the Palash tree. Apparently, the leaves have natural antibacterial properties.

Cosmic Diner Collection

Cosmic Diner Collection
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Send your dining table to space with this collection of plates, placemats, utensils, and display pieces from Seletti and Diesel Living. The porcelain plates come in soup, dinner, and tray sizes, each featuring a different planet or moon. Accessories include rocket candleholders, meteorite glasses, and astronaut bud vases.

Carbon Fiber Plates

Carbon Fiber Plates
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Serve a meal on the most technical dinner plates ever. Dobreff Design’s square plates are handmade with real carbon fiber, sandwiched under glass to make them smooth and food safe. They look great, but aren’t very practical, as they’re expensive, handwash only, and not dishwasher or microwave safe.

KuploK Plate

KuploK Plate

A plate with a cup holder at the bottom. It has two rails that locks most 16oz, 18oz and 20oz disposable cups in place. KuploK is reusable and is made from BPA-free recyclable plastic.

Manga Plates

Manga Plates
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Add a dash of life and humor to your meals with Manga Plates. Made by Comicalu, the plates look like frames from a Japanese comic book, complete with sketches that accentuate food. More on Comicalu’s online shop.

Pizza Plates

Pizza Plates
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A ceramic plate shaped especially for everyone’s favorite bready treat. Just slide it under a slice of pizza and then lift it straight to your mouth. It might even be sharp enough to cut pizza.

Pancake Plates

Pancake Plates
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Serving up the perfect breakfast, designer Jon Wye’s special-purpose ceramic plates have a sloped surface and reservoir to collect pooling syrup so you can dip each bite in the sticky stuff.

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