Welcome to the Nora blog! It's an undertaking we've had on our minds for some time. As we approach two years old (!) and things have settled in, we thought it was time to get the ball rolling.

First, an introduction. Nora is a collaboration of four friends working together to provide something Detroit has been missing for a while: a store focused on showcasing great modern design. The Nora team is Toby Barlow, Liz Boone, Joe Posch and Michele Unverzagt. Each of us brings something different to the table from an operations viewpoint, but we share a passion for items that are beautiful and useful and interesting.

Inspired by Michigan's role in the genesis of American modern design, we work to bring together new work and modern classics, products from across the globe and up the street. We don't limit ourselves to just housewares, or gifts, or lighting, or books, or jewelry … but all these things and more are here. Our collection always changes, and we encourage you to stop in often. Or at the very least visit our website.

Check this blog to find out what's going on at the store, things we love in Detroit, and to learn the stories about the products we carry. We promise to do our best to keep it entertaining, and to show why we think our little corner of Detroit is one of the loveliest around.

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