Inspired: Architecture & Jewellery – Shompole Lodge and the Shompole Collection

Shompole is a luxury eco-lodge on the Nguruman Escarpment in Kenya. I haven't yet been to Shompole (note the "yet" – it's on the list of places I must go see!) but I'm fascinated by the open architecture, dissolving the boundaries between outside and in. I imagine that it is at once exhilarating and humbling (the vulnerability of being immersed in the so-called wilderness).

Unfortunately, the lodge is currently closed until further notice. In the meantime, we can admire its design, as well as a couple of pieces from the Shompole Collection. Created in conjunction with artisans, women's groups, independent traders and craftspeople, the collection consists of high quality housewares, jewellery and other arts.  


Images, from top: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


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