Ikat patterns are taking over the world, at least the US. I could not believe the selection of melamine dinnerware in funky cool patterns at Target. These plates and bowls would be so cute for dinner time with the kiddos. They are dishwasher safe and wont break when the baby throws them across the room. They also would add some glamor to hotdogs and mac n' cheese. Check them out here, dinner plates are $2.40 EACH!