katie parker + guy michael davis, the creators behind future retrieval, take beautiful restaurant china and manage to give it a cool + edgy look. based in cincinnati, these cool dinnerware pieces from their invasive species line bring to life a fascination for species that can take over a habitat, perhaps forever changing it…simply put, they make creepy look cool!
make sure to read the fascinating descriptions of each species listed on their website. here’s the description from their website for the above listed gypsy moth plate:
“The gypsy moth was introduced into the United States in 1868 by a French scientist, Leopold Trouvelot. The native silk spinning caterpillars were proven to be susceptible to disease. So, Trouvelot brought over gypsy moth eggs to try to make a caterpillar hybrid, that could resist diseases. When some of the moths escaped from his lab, they started to multiply. They eventually grew to be gypsy moths as we know them today.”
[images above, clockwise from top left: gypsy moth stage 1 plate; zebra mussel cup and saucer; gypsy moth stage 2 plate; kudzu cup and saucer]
[images above, clockwise from top left: purple loosestrife oval plate; cane toad dinner plate; european starling plate]