Tag Archives: Homewares

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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Summer Dining

We’ve been eagerly awaiting the summer months at Nkuku. We’re excited about paddling in the sea, outdoor music festivals, and above all dining outdoors with friends. We think our collection looks perfect in an alfresco dining setting, but we thought we’d consult some experts about how to make the perfect summer salad. Here are the favourite recipes of our [...]

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For the Love of Mango Wood

Mango wood is a natural material that forms a significant part of the collections we produce, from table top items to pieces of furniture. We wanted to share with you some of the reasons why we have such a love for this age old wood. This beautiful material has many distinctive properties and characteristics; it has a unique colouring and can [...]

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The Story Behind Our Enamelware

We launched our first enamelware collection four years ago and it has been a great success, with the traditional tiffins being a firm favourite. Our enamelware proves to be the perfect year-round gift, but it does tend to peak in popularity during the sunny season. Some tell us they use the enamelware for picnics because they are [...]

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Delectable Cocktails

May is the month of bank holidays; a time for gatherings, bringing together friends and family. It’s a time to relax and enjoy the first signs of summer. What better way to kick things off than with a few delicious cocktails? Our first libation was apparently a favourite of Ernest Hemmingway, a man synonymous not only with great writing, but a fondness [...]

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Celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade Fortnight (23 February – 8th March) provides a great opportunity to raise the profile of fair trade producers. Nkuku supports a number of fair trade projects.  Our Mali pottery collection is handmade in southern India as part of a fair trade scheme. The scheme was established to provide training and secure employment for men 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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A RAJASTHANI ADVENTURE PART I

It was over ten years ago that Alistair and myself set off on our travels, the outcome of which was to become Nkuku. For a long time we had wanted to take our brood out to India and show them why we love it so much. Our journey started in Delhi where we held a Nkuku lunch and conference. This was [...]

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NEW SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION.

We are delighted to reveal to you our collection for Spring Summer 2014. We have explored a number of new materials, beautiful colour pallettes and exciting new designs. Weeks of travel to suppliers old and new, days of sitting in a room working out collections, mulling over concepts and designs result in this… the big [...]

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NKUKU HQ CHRISTMAS BAKE OFF

   Yes, we’ve jumped on the band wagon of the baking mania flooding the nation. A bake off seemed a good idea because of the obvious bonus side effects – a lot of cake in the office. The rules were simple it had to be home made, baked, with a Christmassy theme, and strictly no [...]

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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.