wedding gift guide : classic copper kettle
The blog simplesong put me onto Manufactum, an excellent resource for high-quality household items. Manufactum emphasizes quality and craftsmanship in all the vendors it sources along with historic methods for producing these items, rather than downgraded, cheap mass-production.
The Classic Kettle is a wonderful example. It is made by hand in a small coppersmith shop in Birmingham, England. They've been making this kettle with the same tools, same materials and same process for over 100 years. The kettle, made entirely of copper, boasts a perfectly flat bottom for even heat distribution plus dashingly good looks.
Available from Manufactum for 95GBP -- roughly $153 USD.