Where can I get more plates like this?
August 6, 2015 7:27 AM   Subscribe

I bought a plate in Tokyo at Tokyu Hands. The best way I can describe it is "whimsical." I'd love to find more plates along the same lines, but I don't know where to look.

Here's a photo from the designer's website. The plate has a place setting drawn on it: plate, fork and knife. This designer doesn't appear to have more tableware, but I'm hoping there are similar things out there.

By similar, I mean sort basic and understated, but cute and whimsical at the same time. (I'd like the design to accent the food rather than overtaking it as the focal point.)

The plate I bought was around US$20, which was definitely a plus. I'm in Canada, but U.S. sources are fine. For the right plates, I'd be happy to look at options elsewhere too.

I'll be honest: It would be for posting food photos on social media, so I don't need a complete set of anything and I don't really care if they're dishwasher-safe or anything.

Thank you, as always.
posted by veggieboy to Shopping (13 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
MoMA might have some things that appeal. The Magritte plates, maybe or the Manga plates?
posted by goggie at 7:31 AM on August 6, 2015

Fishs Eddy
posted by MsMolly at 7:32 AM on August 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

I have a set of these 6 plates. I LOVE them. They definitely qualify as whimsical to me.
posted by magnetsphere at 7:33 AM on August 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by Flamingo at 7:35 AM on August 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

Dylan Kendall's footed bowls
Bryce Wymer's Grasp bowl (temporarily out of stock)
Illustrated vintage plates by Sobigraphie
posted by neushoorn at 7:55 AM on August 6, 2015 [2 favorites]

These Food Face plates have a plain face design that you decorate with food. I give them as gifts and they never fail to delight.
posted by rada at 8:05 AM on August 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

They only have a few different plate designs but my immediate thought when I saw this OP was Pylones. I think you'll like a lot of their other kitchen and household items.
posted by capricorn at 9:58 AM on August 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

These "Face" "Transportation" and "Sport" plates are definitely whimsical!
posted by Everydayville at 10:12 AM on August 6, 2015

Flying Tiger has whimsical designs that might work for you. I think their wares are constantly in rotation.
posted by rdnnyc at 10:45 AM on August 6, 2015

Molly Hatch isn't cheeky-referential like the plate you posted, but her pieces interact with one another and her pieces for Anthropologie can be very whimsical.
posted by a halcyon day at 11:35 AM on August 6, 2015

I've bought fun plates at CB2 before. They don't have a lot right now, but it's something to keep an eye out for.
posted by Bunglegirl at 3:00 PM on August 6, 2015

posted by bq at 6:57 PM on August 23, 2015

I keep seeing whimsical dinnerware.

red cake stand

Lichtenstein placemats

utensils tea towel
posted by bq at 3:38 PM on September 6, 2015

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