Maybe not everyone has fantasized about controlling their life the same way they manage and manipulate images through Photoshop, but some of us could use it once in a while. Maybe one day you were a bit clumsy and dropped a glass of wine breaking it at someone else's house. I wish I could 'Ctrl Z' that moment! Perhaps you got a nice 100 dollar gift and you could then 'Apple C and Apple V' the bill several hundred times. Dreams are great right? We are all too familiar with the user interface of image editing programs like Photoshop or even iPhoto. Our time consumed within software is so extensive, that it has become evident that we have all become slightly mad in our heads needing to utilize the same shortcuts in our daily lives. This obsession with controlling every pixel has now extended somewhat into some of our products.
The colloquial application of our digital behaviors within image editing software into our lives is the concept behind iPlate, a set of china with printed interface behaviors and screens by French illustrator, Todd Borka. The set uses humor to build an interest in not only the food, but also the creative production process applied to our food consumption. Wouldn't you want to 'Apple Z' (take back) that donut you shouldn't have eaten? It is always nice to have a moment and laugh a little, even at ourselves. Borka's iPlate series is refreshing and makes a great gift to one of those nerdy friends you have.
The set includes 4 different iPlate series: Import Food, Edit Food, Image Size and Crtl Z. All the money will be used for production costs, printing, packaging and distributing. Todd also plans to find retailers to carry the series. For now it is a bootstrap effort worth noting and supporting. The pieces are actually china plates, and the printing remains perfect when washed.To place your order in advance click here.