Inspired by architectural shapes, as well as the natural landscapes of Tanzania, each Nyumbani Design piece is hand-sculpted by skilled African artisans. This bracelet is part of the Nautical Passages collection, inspired by Venice’s canals and storied streets; the black painted old doors, nautical fittings and hues of the weathered buildings are all echoed in this piece. We particularly enjoy the play of contrasting textures; the modern stripe rope with African Blackwood shapes and shiny plated metal bolts.
African Blackwood, bungee cord, gold plated brass end caps
cm wide, cm diameter, flexes to fit
Twit-twoo! This super-cute, 3D, birdhouse pendant has a resident owl that makes a comforting clicking noise as you move. Laser cut from natural wood, it’s a toy and necklace in one. Retro, funny, and fascinating. Handmade in Australia.
Wood, acrylic, leather
Cord length adjustable, birdhouse 4.5cm x 4cm x 3cm
Inspired by the magical architecture of Ricardo Bofill, this oval-shaped pendant necklace combines the colours of his designs with the bold curves and post-modern lines of his buildings. Cerebral, yet elegant, the walnut-edged geometric shape is inlaid with mirrored gold acrylic, and highlighted in deep indigo, it hangs from a gold chain. Intelligent design. Matching earrings available. Designed and handmade by architect Malaika in her Ladbroke Grove studio.
Walnut, acrylic, formica, gold plated chain
Pendant 5cm x 2.5cm, chain length 60cm
Sustainable and fascinating, each ring is handmade by artisans in Swaziland from layers of recycled magazines. These pieces of jewellery have real heart and soul, each is unique and tells its own, thoughtful story – literally – through the text on the white background. The interesting, double rectangle design provides a dynamic focal point for your look. Quazi employs artisans giving them economic freedom.
Recycled magazine paper, varnish
UK ring size S (US size 9)