It’s not the most comprehensive look at the history of food but Mode’s video showcasing 100 years of dinner is really enjoyable to watch because it’s just pure fun to find out all the stuff, both delicious and horrific, that we used to put in our bodies. The video captures food trends pretty well—TV dinners, SPAM,…
Looking for a great prank to pull on a germaphobe? Invite them over for dinner, but serve it on these colorful plates that look like modern art, but are actually microscopic images of bacteria grown in a petri dish. Bonus germaphobe prank: just don’t wash your hands during meal prep.
Paper plates might be ok in a barbecue scenario, or for serving birthday cake, but a greasy pizza will make short work of what little structural integrity they had to begin with. When a slice of pepperoni pie is on the menu, there's no better way to serve it up than on a set of these pizza graphic plates.
Check out Calamityware fine China plates designed by Don Moyers—instead of peaceful scenes and landscapes, they are full of flying dragons, destructive robots, and giant sea monsters.
What some are calling "the most effective tool ever designed for combating picky eaters" and "the most dangerous toy you could ever hand a child" (ok, just us), these adorable porcelain soup plates are detailed in platinum to look like retro UFOs when flipped over.
For decades, scientists have believed that Earth was peculiar in having tectonic plates. Now, though, a UCLA geologist has found evidence that Mars, too, exhibits the same crustal plates beneath its surface.
If you're worried about broken plates at your next dinner party, but the festivities call for something a little more upscale than Chinet, MoMA's food-safe silicone leaf plates are the perfect solution.
Pancakes! We love them. Pancakes with syrup! We love them even more. But sometimes, pouring syrup on top of your hot cakes just isn't enough. You want to be able to conveniently dip 'em too. This plate, created by designer Jon Wye, is the perfect plate for pancakes: they have a slope and bank to store the syrup.
Portion control is the most obvious means to eat better, but how much is too much? This Wheel of Nutrition dinnerware makes it as simple as putting food on your plate.
I don't have kids myself, but I hear that they can be kind of messy at mealtimes. The solution: a platform that is clamped to the table with suction cups hold the bowl or plate in place.
True story: As a child, if my taco fell apart mid-meal, I would start crying. In case you hadn't pieced it together by now, I was a fat child.
You know what I hate about waffles? They get cold too quickly. This plate concept would keep my Eggos toasty without having to hit it with the microwave—because the heating element is built-in.
It may look gross, but this cup and saucer set is not covered with ants.
The guys at Tasty Booze may think whoever owns this guy is a gigantic douche, but we know better. This guy is a gigantic Gizmodo fan. You can't fit "Gigantic Gizmodo Fan" on a license plate, so he shortened it to "BIG GIZ". Here's to you, Giz fan—you Pontiac driver you. [TastyBooze - Thanks Blakeley!]
You know what we hate? When people get all up in our cake. You know what we're talking about. You've got a sweet banana cream or a succulent red velvet, and then, you know, someone gets all up in your cake. What's with that? With this plate, you can measure your cake consumption-or more appropriately-the consumption…
Terry Kenney's Dragon Power Station prototype works by harnessing the kinetic energy of trucks passing over plates buried in the road and turning that energy into electricity. The system he's got set up now in the Port of Oakland, with 2,500 trucks passing over it in a day, is enough to power 1,750 homes. It's a very…
You know those posters at the butcher shop that show you which cuts of meat come from which part of the steer? Well now you can have those illustrations right in front of you as you dine, with Food For Thought Plates, cheerfully inviting you to carefully consider where that juicy cut of red meat began its life that…