I know, I know, Cynthia Rowley's china isn't new, in fact it's at least two years old. But I came across it again, and I always thought her "Dirty Dishes" (see below) line complete with scantily clad ladies was hilarious in a Bird Cage sort of way. Remember that phrase from the early 90s (I think) "Come down a thousand"? What did that mean exactly? Anyway, her dishes, especially the dirty ones, reflect that sentiment to me, that china doesn't have to be stiff and boring (at least your spare set doesn't have to be). Get the fashion designer's china (above line is "People") at NYC's Fishs Eddy, prices vary (about $10-$21 per piece).