Winter Alchemy Collection by Love Milo

WORDS Cheri Morris

Love Milo designer Nicki Ellis brings the magic of alchemy, metallurgy and astrology to homeware in the local brand’s latest collection, Winter Alchemy.

Ancient philosophy meets contemporary living in this wintry homeware collection, inspired by the infinite cosmos and starry night sky. Think astrological constellation designs juxtaposed with inky-textured deep blues and burnished brass.

Winter Alchemy‘s midnight ink fabric mimics the magic and mood of an authentic evening sky and beautifully complements solid textures, such as wood and metal. The ink-on-paper texture functions ideally as a room’s centrepiece, especially in cushion or tablecloth form. The range of hand-beaten brass items intend to bring an air of relaxed grandeur to bathrooms, bookshelves and bedrooms.

Borne of eco-friendly materials and production methods, the full Winter Alchemy collection consists of brass trays, tumblers, soya candles and spoons, midnight-ink cushions, napkins and tablecloths, and limited-edition Zodiac cups and mugs.

All products are available online at or at the brand’s store in Cape Town at 22 Hope Street, Gardens.