• Georganics

    Pulling.

    A friend of mine, first mentioned ‘pulling’ as a mouthwash technique a year ago. I was intrigued and did some research. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it originated in India and it’s a process where you swish/pull oil through your teeth for roughly 15-20 minutes a day. This action is reported to draw out toxins from your …

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  • Beau Loves

    Pink to make the girls wink. Happy Valentines Day.

    I’ve never associated colours with gender, from when Stanley was just a couple of weeks old I dressed him in a hot pink baby-grow. He looked great! I dress myself and him in colours that suit our skin tone. Unlike me, he’s able to wear a lovely salmon & blush pink, it doesn’t make him more or less …

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  • Staycation - eco barn.

    Staycation.

    Eight years ago today, Bobby and I officially became an ‘item’. Traditionally, we’d celebrate our anniversary by exploring a new city (Barcelona, Amsterdam and Oslo to name a few). Enter into the frame Stanley (in 2013) and our anniversaries took on an entirely different look and feel. For the first few years, we stayed in …

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  • Aarhus

    Aarhus at Christmas.

    Originally written, and then adapted for La Petit Magazine blog. – I’ve visited Gothenberg, Oslo, and Copenhagen, so I suppose it would be fair to say I’ve got quite an interest in Scandinavian culture. As well as consuming just about every Nordic Noir boxset available, I am an avid reader about Danish culture – and they …

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  • HNY

    HNY.

    We want to thank you all for being so supportive this year. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster at times but we’ve learnt a heck of a lot along the way and are really excited for what this year will hold. Working with Ikea, Made.com, tokyobike, Adnams and exhibiting at two tradeshows – Playtime & Dot to …

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  • Shoot

    Tall rules.

    I’ve always been the tall girl. I was born long. For years, I hated standing out. To this day, I can hear my dad’s words ringing in my ears, “stand up properly Fiona, don’t slouch.” When I became a teenager, I found less and less clothes that fitted my 35 inch inside leg. Today, thankfully, …

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  • Adnams

    The Big A Tee (Nor–Folk x Adnams).

    Fiona and I were cuddled up on the sofa – it was a Friday night – we were likely enjoying a fruit cider and watching a dark Nordic crime thriller. Anyway, the details don’t really matter – the best bit was that my phone lit up with a DM on Instagram. ‘A lady called Liz …

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  • Fiona Burrage

    Minimalist family living.

    Last month, Made.com interviewed me in my home to discuss my love of Scandinavian design, minimalism and how these principles integrate with our family. You can see the photos and read my full interview here. Following the launch of the video, Finery & Made have joined forces to give you £1,000 to spend within their stores. …

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  • Fiona Burrage

    Standing out.

    Your brand isn’t just your logo – it’s every touch point that a person has with your business. Branding goes deeper than just a (visual) identity and its application – it’s ‘you’. And, even if you don’t run a business, you can still establish your own brand. Your appearance and how you dress says a lot about you and your character and …

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  • Urban Jungle

    Urban Jungle Commission.

    It was our first intern, Lauren, who made me aware of Urban Jungle, she described a place just outside of Norwich that serves great coffee and was like an oasis of palms and succulents. That was the middle of 2015. Over the following year, we enjoyed several trips for plants, ate their delicious gluten free …

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  • Play-Hard-Twinning

    Minimal Twinning.

    When you say ‘twinning’ your mind might jump to twee mother-and-child-circa-80’s match-matchy jumpsuits. It’s had a bit of a bad rep, but twinning has definitely undergone a resurgence, especially with celebrities proudly leading the way. When Stanley was born I, for one, was happy to twin – it was a very visible link and almost an …

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  • Roof terrace, Nor-Folk

    Roof terrace to roof garden.

    We moved into our current home in The Factory in 2013. The entire apartment was looking a sorry-sorry state, in particular the decking was unloved and untreated. Despite annual staining, after only a couple of months, it was looking tired again. Ever since I saw the 2011 film Shame, I fell in love with the …

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  • Nor-Folk x Adnams

    Adnams appoint us.

    Earlier this week, we took a scenic tour along the Suffolk coastline to beautiful Southwold, for a meeting with independent brewery, Adnams. Adnams have appointed us to design a capsule adults collection. We were invited by the Adnams team for a discovery day – to fully immerse ourselves in their brand. This involved meeting some of their team, a …

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  • Dot Tees Nor-Folk

    Writing our own rules.

    One of things I’ve loved most about launching and growing Nor-Folk is the ability to write my own rules. I’m not anti-conformity but I am anti-design for the sake of it. I prefer to design with consideration and crafting. Creating something that has the ability to stand the test of time and I think this …

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  • Junior Magazine, Gold.

    We got GOLD.

    Before Stanley was born I was an avid reader and subscriber to Junior Magazine. I admired the quality of the journalism, strength of photography and mix of content. Now online only, it is a great resource and site for parents. At the start of this year, I decided that I’d enter Nor-Folk into three awards – Junior Magazine, …

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  • British Art Show

    British Art Show 8.

    On Wednesday I was fortunate enough to enjoy a guided tour of the British Art Show 8 by Harriet Loftier (Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery) at Norwich Castle. The British Art Show showcases some of the most exciting contemporary art produced in the UK. The work is split between Norwich Castle and my beloved …

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  • Design Fields

    Clerkenwell Design Week.

    Norfolk is a beautiful county, but you can’t beat our capital city, London, for design and innovation. Every year, I try to visit Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) and London Design Festival (LDF). This year, I only had a brief window to visit CDW on the last day. Wandering around Design Fields, I coincidentally bumped into one …

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  • MADE

    What’s made, MADE?

    Co-founder and co-creative director, Bobby Burrage, talks to Made.com’s social team about their sharing community, drive for innovation and collaborative ethos. Made.com was launched in 2009 by three friends and an investment partner. Today, they have over 175 staff in their London office, operations in five countries, last year turned over £43 million and have grown …

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  • DSCF4969

    A high five to Scandi Mini.

    One of our UK-based stockists and good friend, Gabrielle, is celebrating five years in business with her West London childrenswear store, Scandi Mini. Gabrielle invited Nor–Folk, among others to design and create a limited edition commemorative t-shirt to celebrate her half decade in business. The tees are designed for children, as well as their parents. …

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  • tokyobike Pop Up

    Nor–Folk x tokyobike pop up event.

    A month ago, we launched our Play Hard video collaboration with tokyobike and Fox and Favour, which you can view below. To celebrate the launch, we hosted a one day Pop Up shop, alongside a photographic exhibition by Fox and Favour at tokyobike’s Shoreditch store on Saturday 14th May. We’d like to say a big thank you to the …

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  • Factory

    Where are your clothes made?

    Fashion Revolution, is an organisation that was setup so that on the 24th April each year, everyone in the fashion value chain work together to help raise awareness of the true cost of fashion, show the world that change is possible, and celebrate all those involved in creating a more sustainable future. We are very …

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  • ©HalShinnie-NTTCC-07

    Visual Story: Textile conservation.

    This month Hal observes a dedicated team of women working at the National Trust Conservation Studio, near Blickling Hall, Norfolk. – In a converted barn, not far from Blickling Hall, is the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio. Here a very calm and patient team of women painstakingly and laboriously clean, mend and preserve incredibly intricate …

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  • Mide-2

    Visual story: My Cathedral.

    This visual story comes from a commercial project commissioned by Norwich Cathedral. Our creative director, Bobby, has been working with Norwich Cathedral for several years – creating their brand identity, printed literature and various advertising campaigns. For the most recent project, he turned to Nor–Folk’s visual storyteller, Hal, to create a series of images for a campaign …

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  • Nor–Folk visual story by Hal Shinnie

    Visual story: Dirt Quake, King’s Lynn.

    Following recent posts featuring lobster fishermen, traditional boat building and organic gardening, our visual storyteller, Hal Shinnie, has another treat for us.

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  • Organic Garden

    Visual story: Gardening using organic methods in south Norwich.

    With a passion for locally grown and organic food, we are delighted to share with you Hal’s visual story this month.

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