I've just discovered Jackie Shapiro's French Bull. A gorgeous line of melamine dishware that is so fabulous! It's so cheerful and unique, I want to buy it all. Not only are there brightly colored, funky serving platters and dish & bowl sets, there are storage containers, flatware and even cake stands. All made of melamine, so they're kid-proof, and great for indoor and outdoor use.
My favorite of all of French Bull's pieces are the floral salad servers - I have to have these. When you're more in the mood for fries, what better way to cheer up a healthy salad? The striped ones are fun too. At $16 a pair, they make an inexpensive and unique gift, too.
All of these fantastic pieces are available online at Kitchen+, or in San Francisco you can find them at Wishbone and Findécor, as well as Modernseed in Oakland. I think they help make for fantastic happy food!