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#TDSCREATIVE: Humanoid Design by Babacar M’Bodj Niang
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[Image: David Crookes]   Strange and often humanoid is not a phrase that you commonly see associated with furniture. Yet, it’s somehow a perfect fit for the superlatively authentic design practice, Nulangee Design. Started by Babacar M’Bodj Niang, this Senegalese...
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Editors’ Note – Designer Focus Series
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Editor's Note_____________ For the next month and a half, January and February, we have our eyes peeled on designers both in Kenya and Africa touching out hearts.  Happy Happy New Year to you all. 2017 it is then and we are...
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HELL BENT FOR LEATHER
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‘It is real leather, come and see!’ urges an Egyptian merchant, as he strikes a lighter and runs the flame over the black gladiator sandals I had glanced at just a few moments earlier.  He invites me to feel the...
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Recycled Polyester: Answer or Menace?
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“Wearing polyester feels about the same as going about your day in a plastic bag,” ~ Bridget Eastgaard, After Grad Life Blog That seems to be almost any fashionistas sentiment should you dare to offer them a 100% polyester piece...
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Leather re-imagined: Your next handbag could be grown in a lab
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What is the fashion world without leather? And no one feels this more intrinsically than most Kenyan designers. It has the versatility to create bags, shoes, furniture, jewellery, dresses and so on. If you have an idea, there is possibly...
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Images©Siyanda Mbele - bringing tradition into contemporary design
Siyanda Mbele bringing tradition into contemporary design
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In the spirit of celebrating designers who are being innovative in design, we couldn’t help but bring you Siyanda Mbele; an emerging South African designer that's bringing tradition into contemporary furniture design. What struck us the most was the Mvelo...
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Tech tool for the savvy interior designer on The Designers Studio Kenya
Tech tools for the savvy interior designer
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“Technology is the enabler for success; when used to enhance efficiently and encourage collaboration, we can help provide outstanding quality service globally.” Peter Conant, Former President of The International Interior Design Association (IIDA). There is something exciting about bringing a...
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5 ways technology has impacted interior design ©TheDesignersStudio Kenya. Photo credits provided.
5 ways technology has impacted interior design
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Technology is contributing to building our homes and spaces in more ways than we could have imagined. Consumers, as well as designers, have continuously been leveraging on technology to take design into their own hands for creating new home spaces...
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Kipato Unbranded: Creating a Story of Beauty and Empowerment.
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Why they chose the name Kipato Unbranded: Kipato: Kiswahili word for income. This underscores the social justice core of the enterprise. We ensure that our artists are empowered by their work and receive fair wages for their creativity. From its...
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The Brand Formerly known as Zeebaan Designs: Honey from the Moon
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[Image: Courtesy of Honey from the Moon/Poppy Miyonga Photography] Last we left off you were talking about issues with the leather industry… how the supply demand was making the leather more expensive…. You were working with what you could find...
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Afrika Handmade Symposium and Gallery 2015 at Alliance Française Nairobi from 30th September to 16th October 2015 #ahmade2015
Afrika Handmade Symposium and Gallery 2015 at Alliance Française Nairobi from 30th September to 16th October 2015 #ahmade2015
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Following a hugely successful event last year, they have raised the bar this year. Founded in 2012, Craft Afrika is a social enterprise that provides market development services for enterprises within the handmade and design sector. A market development initiative...
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From Antique Treasure Chest to Contemporary Statement Jewellery Pieces; Presenting Poetic Trends by Urvi Shah
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Urvi Shah’s journey into her brand Poetic Trends began years before she was aware of it. Her pieces are carefully designed, refurbished and assembled antique pendants and ornaments from across Africa that were collected by her grandfather and her father...
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Nature meets Art with L'ÉQUIPÉE - Lilo, Gusti & Ferdi
Nature meets Art with L’ÉQUIPÉE – Lilo, Gusti & Ferdi
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A love for Kenya brought these two French designers to launch their interior and furniture design company. We were honored to be part of the launch and see their designs up close. Justine Chaumont and Ferdinand Barbier graduated the Ecole...
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Pop-Up, Kool and the Gang and Tamambo
Pop-Up, Kool and the Gang and Tamambo
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It's that time of the year when good cheer and merriment will be the attitude of the day. In anticipation of that, MOFTI presents a Pop up Event this weekend the 8th of November at the Tamambo Restaurant, Village Market...
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