Monday, 30 June 2014
Monday, 3 March 2014
Isn't it amazing how lighting can transform a room?
I'm a great lover of lamps and candles and how a few carefully positioned ones can create a cosy and relaxed atmosphere especially in a living room or bedroom. I have lamps everywhere in my house and we very rarely use 'the big light' - drives my other half mad when it comes to bedtime and they all have to be turned off!
I've always struggled to find beautiful lampshades and lamps that look just as lovely turned off as they do on, but when I saw these stunning illustrated parchment paper lamps, my heart skipped a beat.
Woodland Table Lamp - £56.00
Claire Humphreys is a Northern Lass born and bred, and her love of drawing and painting began at a very early age. In recent years she took up graphic design, merging this with her hand illustrations she started to create unique and atmospheric images that initially were sold as cards, stationery and prints. After several years of research her 'prints' were turned in to the most amazing lamps we've seen in a very long time!
Claire's amazing lamps and candle covers have just arrived at Nora's - we're a little bit giddy about bringing them to you.
Wild Hare Tall Lamp - £65.00
Candle Covers - £20.00
Monday, 24 February 2014
Every season brings with it change and the promise of something exciting;
Summer with it's long balmy evenings
Autumn and the riot of rich rusty reds and burnt orange colours
Winter with the twinkle of Christmas lights (and a dusting of snow if we're lucky)
and my favourite of all, Spring....
I've always loved Spring; maybe it's just me, but I think there is a certain smell in the air at this time of year. A scent on the breeze that tells us something wonderful is about to happen, everything seems to burst in to life - the bulbs sprouting through hard earth opening out to say 'Hello', the newborn lambs waggling their tails and skipping in the fields. The cycle starts for another year - the colours change again and everything begins to look pretty once more!
This change in colour is always mirrored in the new products we start to get in at the shop - our newest range is a collection of textile products in gorgeous pastel colours by British designers 'Peony & Sage'.
|Sweetpeas Cushion - £42.00|
Purses in Vintage Paisley (left) and Sweetpeas (right) - £9.95
Based in Berwick upon Tweed in Northumberland, Peony and Sage linens are all made in the UK. Their fabrics are turned in to purses, notebook covers, cushions, (etc etc!) by teams of very talented makers dotted about the UK. These lovelies have come to us from Louise Schofield in Lincolnshire!
Vintage Paisley Notebooks (left) - £14.50 & £19.50
Pink Icing Jacks Pencil Case £12.00
|Mini Hop Lavender Parcel Pairs - £9.50|
|Sweetpeas Lavender Wheat Warmer - £16.95|
Monday, 17 February 2014
We discovered the work of Freya Ete about 18 months ago but I only recently realised that I'd never blogged about her and her beautiful range of cards, prints and textiles.
We love anything that's heartfelt (and makes us go a little bit mushy) so, when we saw Freya's amazing work our hearts were stolen...
Born in Australia, Artist and Poet Freya now lives in London and designs incredibly beautiful and optimistic pieces. What we love most about them is that their whimsical sentiments are perfect for absolutely any age, from newborn baby through to adults.
They've now become one of our bestselling ranges so obviously you love them as much as we do!
Here are some of our (and your) favourites...