I’m totally obsessed with beautiful ceramics and it’s my favourite thing to give (and receive) as gifts. So naturally I was very excited when I heard news of a Love Milo store which had opened in Loop St.
Love Milo is the creation of designer Nicki Malherbe and Milo is actually the name of her first son. (apparently she got all her creative inspiration while pregnant with him). Her designs are created by using photographic images rather than being computer generated which ends up giving the pieces a unique feel, and she’s very much inspired by our proudly African surroundings. The brand also promotes sustainability where possible by only using alien trees for the wooden pieces as well as eco friendly inks.
Prices for her ceramics range from around R80 up to R350 for a cup & saucer set. Wooden items range from R100 for a saucer to R500 for a large platter. And the fabric products start at R60 for a napkin and go up to R300 for a pillow case. She also does other things like placemats, lanterns and the cutest little wooden birdies. But enough talking now, just feast your eyes on these:
Amazing right? And really not badly priced when you consider that these pieces are truly beautifully made and certainly not the mass-produced stuff you’d see in a typical homeware store.
I also spotted the cutest thing if you’re stuck on Valentine’s gift ideas:
The birdie’s not included, but hell, while you’re at it, snap up a set of too-cute-for-words love birds as well:
NB info to take note of:
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
- Address: 99 Loop Street, CBD (it’s kinda opposite the Christiaan Barnard Hospital)
- Contact Nicki on: 082 522 4921 or firstname.lastname@example.org