Earlier in the year, before this site existed, I was introduced to the brilliant Notonthehighstreet.com (thanks Anna!), in the hope of finding inspiration for my sister's birthday present. It's a great website, that compiles the lovely things that hundreds of small-scale shops and independent crafts-people are selling. Perfect birthday present fodder.
Needless to say, I spent hours trawling through pages of beautiful things, and was wracked by indecision until I came across Tom Butcher Ceramics.
Tom designs and hand-crafts his ceramics in his studio on the shores of Loch Long in Scotland, and I love the simplicity of his designs. I like things that feel like they've got a bit of character, and these are robust and outdoorsy, but still elegant, and I'd happily have them on my kitchen table any day.