When I was getting married, I registered at Williams Sonoma and Moss, that dreadfully snotty store in Soho that sold all the coolest stuff. It was there that I registered for—and received—a set of Rosenthal dinnerware that I’ve been using ever since. The set is one of the only wedding gifts I kept after we split up, and it has served me well (except for the way-oversized pasta bowls, which I never use but for some reason continue to hang on to, who knows why). Every once in a while I’ll think it’s odd that I’m still dining on my married plates, but then I’ll decide new plates are an expense I can’t quite justify. But lately, I’m dining off those plates—and not takeout containers—all the time, and once again I’m thinking of switching them out. If I could get anything I wanted, I’d go for these Christian Lacroix plates, because the butterfly pattern is just so gorgeous.
This swirly plate is also quite cool, and substantially cheaper.
I like the gradated gray on this one.
I’d love a set of Le Cruset plates—so sturdy that even I can’t break them—and while they come in many colors, I’m partial to this deep blue.
I like that the tie-dye-ish pattern here is only just barely visible.
I like the ledge on these.
This plate looks so cool because of a special glazing process—I like that it seems like it’s one-of-a-kind.
The blue border here is just kind of cheery and subtle.
I dig the splatter effect here—so cool and, again, it looks one-of-a-kind.