THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2018 AN INCREDIBLE YEAR Thank you for your ongoing support, collaboration, partnership, and creativity in 2018. Our theme this year has been Resource & Community, and that's where so much of our focus has gone: towards building and being a better platform for creatives to thrive in East Africa. It's been [...]
MADE IN KENYA: Holiday Gift Guide There's so much great design coming out of Kenya these days that there's no way we could cover everything, but we wanted to inspire you for the holidays and give you some ideas before the new year. Whether for friends, family or yourself, we hope you find something here [...]
DESIGN LAYERS: 3D Printing in Kenya This project seeks to develop capacity within the Kenyan market for 3D printing, by highlighting the benefits of this technology, supporting local 3D printer manufactures and developing ten product case studies. The project culminated in an event at the University of Nairobi to demonstrate the added value of digital [...]
An entire weekend of Pop Up n Chillin' Pop Up & Chill for the last time in 2018 on 15th and 16th December at 910 James Gichuru from 10am to 7pm. Bring your family, friends and pets for a great weekend of great music, food, drink and shopping from 40 unique handmade in Kenya vendors [...]
This is a guest post by Dicky Hokie Jr. His work has featured before on Nairobi Design Week with the Kenyan Shilling redesign and he is the co-founder of African Stock Photo. With the push by businesses to go digital, companies have quickly turned their sights to mobile apps. Many, unfortunately, with little or no thought [...]
This is a guest post on behalf of Lulu Kitololo Studio. Lulu Kitololo Studio presents Afri-love Fest: a one-day celebration of creativity, on Sunday 18th November. The event will feature a market as well as creative workshops, talks and other experiences, all taking place at the beautiful Ikigai Westlands – a perfect setting for housing all the creations, [...]
Typography Kenya 2018 is a celebration of African typography and visual communication that has evolved over the centuries. The conference is an opportunity for design students, professionals and stakeholders to interact, interrogate and appreciate contemporary Kenyan typography and visual communication. This encompasses text, signs, symbols, icons and colour as applied in various mediums (example Digital, [...]
Nikola Energy Forging Towards Sustainable Waste Management Waste management is a challenge for most developing countries. Growing economies and industries are prone to translate to increased waste production. E-waste is one of the many trivial wastes to manage. For one, they are caused by rapid technological advancements as each and every day comes a newer [...]
Bata Takes Over the Worlds Fashion Capital On May 27th -29th , Bata hosted their second edition of the Bata Fashion Weekend in europe’s fashion capital, Milan. This transformed the prestigious Palazzo Mezzanotte venue into a fashion centre. True to its global outlook, the fashion weekend was a global experience. Themed as ‘ The Sound [...]
Celebrating the process of creation Video by Engala Dereje. The final day of Nairobi Design Week 2018 was a celebration of the process of creation, under our festival theme of Resource & Community. Make a Day of it asked exhibitors to not only display and sell their products, but also share stories of how they [...]