Tag Archives: Design

FAIR TRADE TEA PARTY AT NKUKU HQ

We are celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight over the next two weeks and as part of the celebrations we seem to have fallen into the tradition of holding a fair trade tea party at the office!  Everyone invites their family and children and we all rustle up something using only fair trade ingredients.   It is a very relaxed event and a great [...]

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A DIARY FROM PARIS

  Sales Manager, Denise shares her experiences from Paris: Maison & Objet is like no other show. The size and scale is overwhelming, the constructions enormous and the creativity inspiring. It’s Nkuku’ s fourth Paris show and for the set up team and the sales team this time we feel we got the organization sussed- [...]

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BEHIND THE SCENES AT TOP DRAWER

The new season is very much upon us and we have just returned from Top Drawer & Home in London. This exhibition is a trade only event and provides a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our new pieces.  We effectively build a shop in 3 days and try to create an exciting display that really [...]

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NKUKU IN NEW YORK

The Nkuku sales team has recently returned from NY Now, a wonderful exhibition held in the Javits Centre; a vast glass building (above)  in Midtown Manhattan. Taking part in trade shows around the globe is a definite perk of the job!  We had a fantastic show and as always it was great to catch up with our American customers. Despite the long [...]

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PHOTO SHOOT – AUTUMN WINTER 2013

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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AMBIENT LIGHTING

I’m hoping for an Indian summer but even if my hopes don’t come true make sure you make the most the last of summer and the light evenings. This is a magical time to light all those t lights and lanterns and create an ambient mood.  We’ve tried and tested a number of t lights and lanterns at Nkuku, here are some of [...]

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NEW AUTUMN WINTER 2013 COLLECTION

We are delighted to reveal to you our NEW Autumn Winter 2013 collection. We’ve really pushed the boat out this year and introduced nearly 300 new products! It has been exciting and challenging and now we are  thrilled to have everything on the website and ready to share with you.  The hardest part is knowing where [...]

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WEDDING DECORATION IDEAS

Planning your wedding decor is one the most exciting parts of wedding planning, oh and the getting married part too! There are table centres to think of and table decorations. These can vary from little sparkling t lights, to sweet lustre vases filled with wild flowers. Picking a theme definitely helps, even if the theme is [...]

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FESTIVAL FEVER

The festival season is in full swing. The Nkuku team have come up with a few tips to make sure even if you aren’t officially ‘glamping’, you are still maintaining some standards – a little bit of luxury goes a long way! The look: A beautiful bohemian Lola bead necklace and some Mohini bangles combined with [...]

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ECO FRIENDLY, FAIR TRADE FATHER’S DAY GIFTS

From globetrotting artists to culinary chefs we have a wonderful selection of beautiful handmade gifts which offer something a little out of the ordinary for Father’s day. To start, our timu leather journals are hand made for luxiously soft brown leather, filled with recyled cotton paper. These are great for a Dad who likes to sketch, write [...]

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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.