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B-set dinner service by Hella Jongerius

“Hella Jongerius turns imperfections into ideals with the B-set dinner service. Each piece is fired in an overheated kiln to slightly warp the porcelain into uniquely distorted shapes. The result is a curiously charming dinner-set, unified by its consistent inconsistencies.
The porcelain and glaze recipes used are stamped on the side of each item as a tribute to the ceramics recipe culture.”

Beaker small: 3″Ø x 2.5″H
Beaker large: 3″Ø x 4.5″H
Bowl small: 4.75″Ø x 3.5″H
Bowl large: 8″Ø x 4.75″H
Plate small: 8″Ø
Plate large:10″Ø
Carafe: 4.75″Ø x 10.25″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $33-$190
Availability: Buy B-set dinner service by Hella Jongerius here

Fine Bone China Plates

Though this might be slightly more expensive than your average plate, it certainly sounds nice to say, “Please bring out the fine bone china”… as well as that, it looks to have an awfully nice black and white pattern which would probably push it into the ‘timeless’ category.

Hand wash.

Charger/Serving Plate, 12″ diameter, $45.00
Dinner Plate, 10 1/2″ diameter, $26.00
Dessert/Salad Plate, 7 3/4″ diameter, $21.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $21-$45
Availability: Buy Fine Bone China Plates here

walteria ‘hecho en los angeles’ porcelain dinner plates

I suggest taking a closer look at the design of these plates, as each is inspired by a different part of Los Angeles.

Designed by Kathleen Walsh.

“The art style is modeled after a style hispanic paper cutting art called ‘papel picado’ or perforated paper – helping to add to the authenticity of the series.”

The four designs are entitled: ‘christmukkah on fairfax’, ‘olvera street’, ‘la brea tar pits’, and ‘magnolia trees on doheny’.

10.75″dia. each

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy walteria ‘hecho en los angeles’ porcelain dinner plates here

Marigold Glass Plates

These plates are nice and graphic, and the green pattern might help make your tabletop setting a bit more interesting…

“Sagaform is a Swedish company that makes clean, well designed products that are good looking, practical and affordable. These glass plates come in a set of four, each one decorated with a bold and brilliant flower pattern. Both the larger dinner plates and the small side plates have the same designs.”

Large plates are 10″ diameter, small 7″

Purchase Information:

Price: $25.00
Availability: Buy Marigold Glass Plates here

City Plate – Los Angeles

The City Plate features four cities (Los Angeles, Shanghai, Cairo, and Berlin) chosen for their “sprawl” and depicted with a black background.

Key buildings are represented with red icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in vivid blue and green.

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00
Availability: Buy City Plate – Los Angeles here

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Form 2006 Dinnerware

These perfectly designed dining pieces were designed by Peter Schmidt and are intended as hospitatlity pieces for business, but they would work quite nicely in a home setting.

Material: Arzberg porcelain
Dishwasher and microwave safe

Purchase Information:

Price: $59-$133
Availability: Buy Form 2006 Dinnerware here

tokyo novelty plates

What a great gift for your favorite sushi-phile. Perfect little kimono inspired shapes highlight these delicate plates.

Purchase Information:

Price: $24
Availability: Buy tokyo novelty plates here

Dish Up

The Dish Up ceramic dinnerware creates partitions for your food, and their unique flat edge allows them to be stored vertically.

Small: 8.85″ x 3.75″ x 1.4″
Medium: 9.15″ x 5.45″ x 1.4″
Large: 9.25″ x 7″ x 1.25″


Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00
Availability: Buy Dish Up here

Gothic Dinner Plates (by Thomas Paul)

More ‘gothic’ plates by Mr. Paul…just in case you’d like to add to the others (Gothic Side Plates posted previously).

Dishwasher safe, not microwavable.
Measures 11″ in diameter.
Set of 4.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Gothic Side Plates

I saw one of these plates a while ago, and was quite sad to learn that it was not available to purchase. So, of course, to my delight, it is now available as a set with three other really great graphic designs. I like them so much I’d be tempted to hang them on the wall.

“This classic side plate set is made from high quality, durable melamine. The pattern is an exclusive Thomas Paul design that references traditional motifs used in fine china and adds a modern gothic spin.”

Set of 4.
Measures 9″ in diameter.
Dishwasher safe, not microwavable.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Stak Table Set by Karim Rashid

“Designed by Karim Rashid for Danese in 2003. Stak is the perfect stackable modern table set. Each set includes a plate, bowl, soucer and cup. Made of high quality Italian ceramic-ware. A stylish alternative to traditional table ware.”

Material: Ceramic-ware.

Dimensions: 7.87″ h x 10.04″ w

Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Availability: Buy Stak Table Set by Karim Rashid here

Tord at Target

I had to pinch myself when I heard the news: Tord Boontje designed a line for Target! The only thing I like more than great design, is affordable great design, and who could deny this set of four dessert plates for $17?

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.99
Availability: Buy Tord at Target here

Ultimate Spaghetti Plate

Here is a very cleverly designed plate where there is no need for a spoon: a mere twirl of the fork in the center of the plate and the perfect mouthful is produced without mess…

Available in White, Black, and Red
Made of Portuguese stoneware
Diameter of 11.2″

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Ultimate Spaghetti Plate here

Good china Bad china

Most days I feel diligent, but sometimes I feel slothful. So it only makes sense that my china would reflect that.

Set of 12 bone china dinner plates (26cm) and two serving plates (32cm)

with 7 Deadly Sins and 7 Seven Contrary Virtues.

Abstinence against Gluttony (serving plates) , Humility against Pride, Kindness against Envy, Chastity against Lust, Temperance against Anger, Charity against Greed, Diligence against Sloth.

More information:

View Good china Bad china here

Japanese Ceramic Dishes

An elegant addition to any table setting…

“A centuries-old tradition of Japan, rustic ceramicware enhances presentation with organic hues and shapes. Set includes one of each pattern. Beautifully gift boxed. Dishwasher safe. Made in Japan.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy Japanese Ceramic Dishes here