Introducing Maleik Njoroge Muito

A lover of beautifully made things and the of human imagination. We'll be sharing images of Maleik and his local getaway where he works on his creative projects.

Photography By Wihelm Philipp

This is a wonderful space located behind the similarly named store on Brunswick St,Fitzroy. I often book this space when I need a creative getaway and worked on part of this chess project here and the KEOMA staff are almost family. Feel free to stop by the store or book a few nights at this lovely space that have the best golden hour sunsets pouring in.

A well-worn truism of the game of chess is that it offers up an entire world in sixty-four squares. For some, this world presents itself as a battleground; the royal couple stand staunch among their loyal infantry, the objective to pressure the opponent into surrendering by sheer intellectual force. For others, such as myself, the world is an open exchange of ideas — an expression of human imagination.

The dolls are held by young Namji girls to play and to ensure their fertility. This was the young girls' first baby and helped prepare the young Namji woman for her roleas mother in her future life.I was drawn to this particular pair (representing male and female) coming together.There is a richness and uniqueness among many African cultures, often linked to their relationship with their creative/devine inspiration and when 'fertile' with imagination are able to channel great works full of artistic freshness in response to this otherworldly calling. The unique colours used for this pair also spoke directly to me and perfectly match the indigo and red chess dhurries - soon to be real released.

Iconic Lego Chess Set #40174

This was one of my first attempts at making a chess set. LEGO famous for its themed chess sets finally released their iconic portable set. After the build, I decided I would design my own.

A well-worn truism of the game of chess is that it offers up an entire world in sixty-four squares. For some, this world presents itself as a battleground; the royal couple stand staunch among their loyal infantry, the objective to pressure the opponent into surrendering by sheer intellectual force. For others, such as myself, the world is an open exchange of ideas - an expression of human imagination.