Category Archives: Photography

Behind the scenes: Autumn Winter 2015 Photo Shoot

The new Autumn Winter Collection  was exciting to shoot as it includes a variety of materials and textures and our creative team has been busy bringing these new pieces to life. As usual we have been on the hunt for new and unusual places to set the scenes for our lifestyle photography.  The search took us far and [...]

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A sneak peek at spring summer

It’s the start of a new year and we are delighted to share with you a glimpse of what lies in store for spring summer 2015.  The collection champions hand made products from beautiful stoneware pottery to traditional brass pieces including elegant pots and unique bookmarks.  There are stylish leather bags, traditional hand coiled baskets [...]

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Spring has sprung and with it the hedgerows are bursting with wild flowers, lambs are frolicking in the (sporadic!) sunshine and the wedding season has definitely begun! At Nkuku we offer a beautiful selection of wedding decorations and gifts all perfect for that special day.  We were all thrilled at Nkuku HQ when Jess, our European [...]

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“A picture is worth a thousands words!”  It’s true, a photograph  can reveal so much, it can tell a story, capture a moment in time, a feeling, a first smile. It can set a scene, emulate a mood or just make you laugh! Choose a frame to fit your photograph .  You can really enhance a photograph by selecting [...]

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This week our creative team share some behind the scenes images from our spring summer 2014 shoot. It is always exciting photographing the new pieces and the latest collection was no exception. This season we have added some  beautiful new serveware, kitchen accessories and lighting as well as our new elegant armchairs and ottomans and [...]

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Our Creative team have worked tirelessly to produce our latest trade catalogue – it’s beautiful and and we are very proud if it! In this week’s blog Jess, our Creative Manager, reveals some behind the scenes images taken from the Autumn Winter 2013 shoot. The lifestyle photo shoot plays a key role in bringing the product to life and [...]

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A recent trip to Marrakech confirmed yet further our love for markets, from the narrow pink alleyways of the souks in Marrakech to the gathering of market barrows in Borough Market; from the flowers in Covent Garden and the spice and vegetable carts of Rajasthan to the fish market in Tokyo (now moving I believe).  The heart and soul of [...]

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At Nkuku we believe that the best way to generate new ideas and concepts is to get out and about. Inspiration and ideas come from the bustle of London to the dizzying streets of Delhi, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. The artisans we are fortunate to work with are from different parts of the globe and it is wonderful to [...]

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  Claire Therese for her ‘Hand Made Wedding Day’ theme. Congratulations Claire! We loved the way you managed encapsulate something special with your hand made theme and we loved the detail of your board. A Nkuku Gift Voucher for £250 will be winging it’s way to you! Following closely behind was the beautiful ‘Bo Ho’ [...]

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Every spring a beautiful traditional gypsy caravan, complete with Piebald heavy horse, camp on some common land nearby and I drive past and think how wonderful and free the traveller life must be but also possibly sometimes a bit cold and damp and probably not quite the romantic notion I had in mind.  For the less [...]

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  • Nkuku specialise in eco friendly, fairly traded homeware and gifts. Our products are inspired by the traditional skills of artisans throughout Africa and India. We combine contemporary design with age old traditions, natural materials and sustainable methods of production. We passionately support fair trade and consider the environment in everything we do.