It’s Inspiration Monday and I have a new “Crush – Lust – Stalk” for you to feast on – it is the incredibly talented graphic designer + marketer + photographer Fiona Burrage who runs the lifestyle brand Nor-Folk and agency The Click. If you don’t know Nor-Folk, STOP, click the link & have a nosy. I should probably admit that my guilt pleasure is BBC Escape to the Country. I’m hooked and my favourite episodes are always in the Norfolk region – there is something about the countryside farmland meets coastal area that I find really appealing. So, you can imagine when I stumbled across Fiona and Nor-folk, I was immediately curious. It’s one part travel journal + one part design studio + one part store. Let’s just say that Fiona likes to keep things interesting.
Then I heard about her series called “Eight cities in Eight months” and I just fell in love instantly. Fiona’s photography literally took my breath away, her writing nearly made me cry, and combination of cool culture + architecture gems + local food finds in the “Eight cities in Eight months” is a winning combo … like I said Fiona keeps things interesting.
Before I knew it, I was clicking my way through her entire site. I’m not a stalker (pinky swear). In the past year she’s photographed & written about Edinburgh, Cardiff, Wakefield/York, Kent, Bristol, Sheffield, Isle of Wight, Norwich, Stockholm, and Portugal. I’m sure I left a few destinations out. I learned she’s originally from Essex, she lives in Norwich in a converted factory (how cool) with her hubby Bobby + 4 yo son Stanley + 2 black cats. She’s been featured in Ikea’s family magazine, she’s been in a Made.Com film, and she won the Amara Best Photography blog 2017. Woot Woot.
What’s up next for Fiona? Fiona & Bobby are looking to buy their second property, a holiday home which will either be in the Norfolk Broads or on the coastline. It will become ‘Nor-Folk Stays’ and she’s already gathering loads of dreamy inspiration on her Pinterest boards. Go on, have a peek.
That’s a wrap for this week’s Crush-Lust-Stalk. Happy Monday everyone! Come back next week to see who I have cornered into playing along – it could be a popular interior designer, maybe that artist who creates magical wallpaper, or that ace blogger. I’ll mix it up & keep it interesting. If there is someone you’d love to see, message me.
Cheers, Liz xx