Every modern home should have at least one modern plate setting. Obviously how modern or futuristic type of plates you buy depends on your personality and your furnishings. There are so many patterns to choose from, sometimes it can be overwhelming. One of the pattern I do like is from DVF... specifically her jungle pattern plates. I like this particular plate because the shape is very unexpected; the asymmetrical-ness. It kinda throws you off and make you take notice which I think is a good thing... adds another thing you can talk about during dinner parties. I also like the pattern on the plate. It feels very retro....almost Pucci like, but at the same time, it's also very now. Kinda like vintage modern interior you find these days in magazines. Moreover, the colors are great. There are so many colors on the plate which ensures that whatever color(s) your dining room wall is(are), this plate will most likely fit into the existing color scheme. Lastly, the plates are inexpensive... especially now Neiman Marcus have them for 50% off. At $14 a plate, it's terrifically reasonable don't you think? They are microwave and dishwasher safe too!