I had one of these mugs when I used to live in Ireland. I brought it all the way back to South Africa with me, but alas it got broken. Its designed by talented Emma Bridgewater from her Black Toast range. I love the shape, the ear and the typography on the mug; simple but beautiful. She has plates, jugs & much more. My heart did a little leap when I opened my gift from my sister-in-law in the UK. The perfect mug for tea, coffee & hot chocolate! Thanks J x!