Sustainable Picnic Plates and Cups Set

created by

Danae Douglas

$18.00 $ 9.99

created by

Danae Douglas

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And The Living Is Easy

UncommonGoods and Susty Party are proud to present the winner of the Summer Picnic Design Challenge. Chosen from over a dozen fresh entries, designer Danae Douglas' illustration rode off with our voters' hearts--and their votes! To Danae, a picnic is a getaway, and her winning design, featuring an iconic portrait of eco-friendly transportation, provides the perfect visual prompt to capture this event's carefree essence. Fun, free, and healthy, a leisurely bike ride is one of finest ways to celebrate the summer. With her crisp, modern design, Danae was able to encapsulate the freeing feeling of a summery escape, one that starts on a bike and ends on a smooth gingham blanket with friends and food.

With a basket brimming with delectable, French delights, this charming cycle represents all the most memorable aspects of dejeuner sur l'herbe (aka lunch in the park)! This charming cycle evokes that summertime joie de vivre and the ingenious plates and cups on which it's printed are made of bagasse, a fibrous, 100% compostable material made out of the remains of sugar cane, so picnickers today can do their part to make sure the earth stays just as lovely for future generations. Made in a fair trade facility in China.

Set includes 24 plates and 24 cups.

Q&A with Danae Douglas

When did you start designing?


I've been drawing for as long as I can remember -- my family definitely has the art gene (my mom was a watercolorist and muralist, and my dad was a digital painter). I always assumed I'd also become a fine artist, but when a college representative visited my high school and showed us examples of graphic design work, I fell in love with it.

What are your favorite things to design/illustrate?

That's a tough choice, but I'd have to say my favorite thing to design is probably anything wearable. I've designed a couple t-shirts for different events at my college, and I think it's awesome to see someone wearing something you created.

How do you keep yourself inspired?

My college library has an incredible collection of design magazines and books. I also try to keep up with the news, both local and international. As a designer I think it's really important to be globally minded and try to take in as many different perspectives as you can.

What was the inspiration behind this design? I wanted to show a picnic as an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, as well a chance to travel greenly to get there. Biking is an excellent way to stay healthy, to take in your surroundings, and to get you where you're going without doing any harm to the environment (and it's also really fun!).

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
bagasse, non-toxic, food safe glycol based ink
Measurements
plate: 7" dia, cup: 8 oz.
Notes
Microwave and freezer safe.
Item ID
21596

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2.7

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5.0

The Best!

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from Boston

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Green
  • High Quality

Cons

  • I run out of them

Best Uses

  • Casual lunches w friends
  • Dont want to do dishes
  • Summer picnics

Comments about SUSTAINABLE PICNIC PLATES AND CUPS SET:

i couldnt have been happier with this purchase! the plates werent flimsy and the design was adorable- the perfect addition to my luncheons! i also get a ton of compliments when i let people know how green the product is. thanks susty party for making it EASY to be friendly to the environment.

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1.0

Poor Quality

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from Birmingham, AL

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Comments about SUSTAINABLE PICNIC PLATES AND CUPS SET:

These plates were poor quality. The bicycle appeared to be stamped on them - with dark ink, light ink and some altogether non-existent bicycle parts. Was very disappointed in the paper plate quality.

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2.0

They are very cute !

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from Saint Paul,MN

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Cute bike design

Cons

  • Paint somewhere else that
  • Stains Easily

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Picnic's

Comments about SUSTAINABLE PICNIC PLATES AND CUPS SET:

I am upset that there is paint where it isn't suppose to be on the plates.

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