plates

WTF

Woman Loses It After Realizing Amazon Charged Her $1,000 To Ship Paper Plates

Should have kept the password to her ex-roommate's Prime account like the rest of us.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.16.18
Art

A Clusterf*ck of Memes and Mascots Meet in a Zany Exhibition about Appropriation

Gingerbread totem poles and peace pipe smoking aliens fill the walls of Chelsea Seltzer and Theo A. Rosenblum's collaborative exhibition.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.3.17
Restaurants

This Man Wants People to Stop Serving Food on Wooden Boards

Steak presented on wooden boards, bread arranged in hats and chips in plant pots. Will our obsession with food served on things that aren’t plates ever end? The man behind the We Want Plates Twitter account certainly hopes so.
Phoebe Hurst
4.30.16
Music

Lionel Richie's New Line of Tableware Will Have You Dining All Night Long

It’s a little-known fact that Lionel Richie’s 1983 chart topper “All Night Long” was actually inspired by the singer-songwriter’s near-crippling bout of nocturnal interior decorating.
Alex Swerdloff
2.6.16
Health

The Secret to Losing Weight Might Just Be Eating Off Smaller Plates

Perhaps all those years of being a member of the clean plate club has led us to eat whatever is in front of us. And with all that extra real estate on a big plate, you’re likely to load up.
Wyatt Marshall
1.14.16
Health

Serving Food on Larger Plates Will Make You Eat More

Not a huge surprise, but we'll just keep plowing through whatever's in front of us—even if it's way more than we should be eating in one sitting.
Alex Swerdloff
9.15.15
SEXISM

An Australian Bar Is Facing a Huge Backlash for Using Naked Women as Plates

There’s a new sovereign in the world of ill-conceived restaurant tableware, and it’s facing a torrential storm of backlash long before it ever had the chance to become de rigueur.
Alex Swerdloff
8.27.15
Art

These Anatomical Dishes Will Spoil Your Appetite

Israeli artist Ronit Baranga’s plates are a mouthful of NOPE.
Annie Armstrong
7.2.15
Art

Throw a Dinner Party with This Creepy Tableware and Watch Everyone Run Away

Ronit Baranga's tableware appears to have mysteriously sprouted body parts—fingers, mouths, teeth, tongues, even a baby's cheeks—and questions our assumptions about the usefulness of objects. It's also supremely unsettling.
Matthew Zuras
3.16.15