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South African Ceramics Brand Love Milo Message Mugs

What a cute and novel idea! Your favourite hot drink delivered with a heartwarming message… well at least that’s what I think modern South African ceramics brand, Love Milo had in mind when they created this wonderfully quirky ceramic message mug. Featuring a notebook design, the smooth surface allows you to write messages directly on to it using the pen provided. Love Milo was created by Nicki Ellis, a South African photographer and film colourist whose original photographs inspired by nature are captured in a distinctive silhouette style and then depicted across a contemporary range of textiles, homeware and ceramics designed to effortlessly mix and match. Each collection is made up of 6 different images all reproduced in black and white.
[Image credits: Message Mug – Love Milo]

Looking to merge photography with design and in doing so bring art into everyday life, Nicki’s striking graphic imagery shows birds and branches from around the country freely entwined around mugs, tea sets, bowls, plates, tea towels, napkins, cushions and table runners. With everything locally made the modern South African ceramics brand aims to use high quality natural fabrics wherever possible and printed fabric featuring the images is also available by the metre to make up your own creations.
[Image credits: top, Plate; bottom, Mugs – Love Milo]

…beautifully evocative design

Additional details:
Message Mug priced at: USD$22/ZAR155

Select product ranges on the website priced from: USD$17/ZAR120-USD$40/ZAR280
For further information about Love Milo and to find a stockist visit:
Love Milo products are available in CapeTown, Johannesburg and in the UK

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