We love ceramics, and have a particular soft spot for anything made by Mud Australia. A visit to their shop on Crosby Street is one of our ultimate pick-me-ups. Everything looks and feels delicate but is surprisingly durable (you can even use Mud ceramics for baking). Each piece is made by hand, the edges and the glazes are all a bit different, which makes everything feel more special. The line is perfect for those who tend toward neutrals and bright colors alike -- though there aren't any pictured here, their bright colors are beautiful. Every season they add either a new shape or color, so a love affair with Mud never has to end.