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Nairobi Design Week at Thrift Social

  • 11th July 2017
  • Anderson Karige
1 Thrift Social: Future Trends Edition, Nairobi. Thrift Social is a public space where contemporary ‘Nairobians’ meet and interact through fashion, ideas, design and entrepreneurship....

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Nairobi Design Week at Thrift Social

  • 11th July 2017
  • Anderson Karige
1 Thrift Social: Future Trends Edition, Nairobi. Thrift Social is a public space where contemporary ‘Nairobians’ meet and interact through fashion, ideas, design and entrepreneurship....

Honey From The Moon Studios Holds Art Class in Nairobi

  • 12th June 2017
  • Anderson Karige
1 Honey From The Moon Studios Holds Art Class in Nairobi Honey From The Moon, a vibrant fashion retail company specializing in furniture, leather accessories and...

Change by Design Conference: DWB

  • 25th May 2017
  • Admin
  The Change by Design Conference was the first of its kind to be held in East Africa. You could still smell the paint drying...

NIDEC 2017 - Design Kenya Society Event Announcement

  • 1st May 2017
  • Admin
This year’s Nairobi International Design Conference (NIDEC 2017) which brings together design students, academia,design professionals and other stakeholders from the world to the University of Nairobi...

Finance for the creative sector: HEVA Forum

  • 20th March 2017
  • Julita Bhagat
The two day symposium at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Upper Hill was insightful and compelling. With a focus on topics around how businesses in...

Nairobi Innovation Week 2017: Human Centered Design

  • 28th February 2017
  • Admin
Organised by Aurecon, the World Design Organisation and StAD and hidden up high in UoN Towers, the “By the River” design thinking workshops asked participants...

Nairobi Design Week 2016 Event Recap

  • 30th November 2016
  • Admin
Nairobi Design Week 2016 began with a design thinking workshop through different stops on a matatu thanks to Think Place Nairobi, followed by pre-launch happy...

THINKPLACE: DESIGN MATATU

  • 24th November 2016
  • Anderson Karige
The word Matatu derives its roots from the Kikuyu of Kenya, from the colloquial phrase ‘mang’otore matatú’ translating to three cents. In the early 1960's,...

Nairobi Design Week 2016 focuses on Artisans

  • 13th November 2016
  • Anderson Karige
Nairobi hosts an eclectic community of artisans and craft workers. Last year’s NDW opened this topic with a video series on artisans (locally known as...

Mathare Workshop in Partnership with KnownAfrique and SlumFighters

  • 2nd November 2016
  • Anderson Karige
The Mathare Workshop was a distinct starting point for social change conducted by KnownAfrique  and SlumFighters International. KnownAfrique is a Law Social Enterprise with a vision of...

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Black Rhino VR

  • Kenya
  • Julita Bhagat
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BlackRhino VR is an African based Virtual Reality Production company headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Our desire is to make Africa’s unique experiences and cultural heritage...

Artisan & Fox

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  • Julita Bhagat
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Artisan and Fox is a social enterprise on a mission to discover the stories of hidden artisans across the globe through its monthly subscription model....

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  • Julita Bhagat
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Many of Kenya’s greatest challenges – from providing clean energy to solving the sanitation crisis...

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Design is the unifying thread that links innovation, education and community as the building blocks...

Slumfighters

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SLUMFIGHTERS international helps and empowers people in and around slums. We develop, implement and transfer...

Docubox

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DOCUBOX (EADFF) is East Africa’s only Documentary Film Fund that offers our growing documentary film...

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Architecture is about setting marks. We aim at creating awareness about Architecture in Africa and...

Amani Institute

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Amani Institute prepares the next generation talent to tackle global challenges by filling the gap...

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Located in the heart of Ngong Road furniture district , is a training and manufacturing workshop...

KikoRomeo

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    by Mark Rosenberg on 3rd October 2016 at 1:45 pm

    What can only be described as the ultimate “man cave”, Inhouse Brand Architects has converted the unused lounge area of a Fresnaye residence into an industrial-inspired dream pad for the family’s teenage boy and his friends. Taking into account the youngster’s various interests such as skating, surfing and socialising, the Inhouse team aimed to create a [... […]

  • Benjamin Hubert on future-proof design
    by Mark Rosenberg on 25th May 2016 at 6:57 pm

    The job of any designer is one of clairvoyance: to see how a present-day want will evolve into a future need and create that future object today – so says Benjamin Hubert, Director of UK-based design agency LAYER and guest speaker at this year’s Design Indaba. His once eponymous design agency, Benjamin Hubert Ltd, has [... […]

  • Amien Juugo
    by Mark Rosenberg on 5th May 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Amien Juugo is a graphic design student and illustrator from Makassar, a port city on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. When he is not at college he works as a freelance illustrator from his small home workspace. Amien extremely enthusiastic when it comes to design and illustration and draws much of his inspiration from his love of [... […]

  • Issey Miyake redesigns pleats
    by Mark Rosenberg on 23rd April 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake is a pioneer when it comes to pleats. In 1993, his popular Pleats Please collection introduced a heat-treated, permanent pleat. Now, for his 2016 spring collection, Baked Stretch,  Miyake is revolutionizing the pleat again using a springy micro-pleat that moves along the body like a Slinky. The wavy, colorful dresses [... […]

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