Love Milo is just over 18 months old, but from designer Nicki Ellis’s first ethically responsible range of monochrome designs incorporating ceramics, wood and fabric, we’ve been in love. We were not the only ones, and remember how images of her Dina Branches cups and saucers went viral soon after their release.

What sets Nicki’s designs apart is her concept of “perfection through imperfection” and promoting sustainability by, for example, using only wood sourced through alien clearing. Says Nicki: “Our designs are not created by computer, we like to keep the raw feel of the natural elements – this is what gives the patterns a slight imperfection which is so hard to recreate.”

The Botanical Collection is a departure from previous collections while maintaining the feel of Love Milo. Inspired by the Stellenbosch landscape, the new range is designed around the use of subtle colour and pattern variations with a delicate fern print in a soft green.

This fresh new collection is contemporary yet feminine and we think the perfect way to welcome spring into our homes and lives a month early!

Find more detail and shop online at the Love Milo website.

Ceramics range from R100 – R400 pert set, wooden items from R100 – R500, fabric products from R150 – R400 and soft light lanterns from R80 upwards.