Tag Archives: summer

Against All Odds: The Boat Race

The Nkuku team recently braved the high waters of the river Dart to raise money for local charities and community projects.  The Long bow canoe festival has become an annual event for Nkuku.  It takes place on the banks of the river Dart, in Totnes. The day involves picnics and paddling, with team members dragging [...]

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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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INSPIRATIONAL WEDDINGS

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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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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LONG BOW CHARITY CANOE RACE

As the mist cleared over the water of the river Dart, you could just make out the forms of a team of men and women, clad in charcoal T shirts, emblazoned with the Nkuku logo heading to their boats to take up their oars and make the team proud! Scratch record…..Ok so there was no mist, just burning [...]

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OUR FAVOURITE THINGS

Over the next couple of weeks the Nkuku team will sharing with you their favourite Nkuku products. It has been a brilliant process finding out what everyone loves and how it fits into their home and lifestyle!  We’re starting with Anna, busy working Mum of Florence (below) who couldn’t select just one item but has included [...]

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NKUKU HQ

This week we thought we would fill you in on Nkuku HQ.  We are based at the old Tweed Mill, in the picturesque village of Dartington in South Devon. It seems a million miles away from the summerhouse in our back garden!  The Mill still has a working waterwheel that generates a small amount of power to the [...]

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A SNEAK PEEK AT OUR NEW COLLECTION FOR SPRING/ SUMMER 2013

We are delighted to reveal to you our new collection of beautiful home wares and gifts. This is such an exciting time for us as all the hard work spent designing and developing our new pieces culminates and we can finally showcase the new lines. We have a great new collection of seriously stylish lights [...]

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Camping Weather!

The school holidays are here and it is perfect weather for a camping trip whether it be to the seaside, forest or even the back garden!  We at Nkuku think our Bird Song Camping Sets are just the ticket! This stunning product is skilfully hand painted by craftspeople from Kashmir.  This painted metalware set includes [...]

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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.