Thursday, October 26, 2006

The furniture store

Today I have a guest photographer - Josh Cadd. He and his family moved to Nairobi about six months ago. Part of getting settled meant buying furniture. This is the shop they chose. It's part of the "jua kali" sector of businesses. That's Swahili for "hot sun" - the craftsmen work under the hot sun without any roof over their heads.

So many of the jua kali guys' products are beautiful.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm loving these pictures. I'm going to remember "jua kali". Summers in Texas are all about Jua Kali. The Furniture is wonderful.

Keep the pictures coming.

Be safe...uulmmqcu

Fri Oct 27, 10:38:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyday household items look so artistic from your point of view:)

Sun Oct 29, 02:22:00 PM PST  
Blogger Kelley said...

The furniture is artistic and looking simply great.

Regards.
kelleyfurniture.

Sun Nov 18, 07:58:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Shirley said...

Thank you! I'm from Kenya and have grown up seeing these hard working people working and sweating hard under the sun, all day.I prefer buying from them or getting custom made products by them. Am glad some people really appreciate it. My husband(he's European) was also very impressed when he saw how these young kenyans are working hard under some unpleasant conditions and it really touched me. You've inspired me to appreciate them even more. Thanks. Shirley.

Tue Sep 30, 06:09:00 AM PDT  
Blogger james said...

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Sun Oct 12, 10:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger zane said...

Casamodern has a wide selection of modern Furniture Retail Store in Bangalore

Thu Jul 02, 11:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger alex said...

Metroloft is one of the best of Discount Furniture Store that has a cool and unique modern design for decorating your home.

Thu Oct 29, 12:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger stephen said...

Metroloft is one of the best of Discount Furniture Store that has a cool and unique modern design for decorating your home.

Thu Apr 01, 01:07:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iam moving to kenya soon iam going to buy my furnitures there.This are hard working people and they deserved my money,God bless work of your hand keep it up guys.

Wed Jun 29, 04:36:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Faith said...

Simply beautiful. These are hard working Kenyans who deserve thumbs up for their hard work and dedication despite all the challenges they have especially the "hot sun" conditions. Let us promote the "Jua Kali Sector" Thanks.

Fri Jul 01, 10:32:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where is this? would like some furniture for my design studio

Tue Nov 05, 09:01:00 AM PST  

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