Nora loves winter.

New Business Development / HR Director

If Nora isn’t in the office, she's probably outdoors. In the summer, she's gardening at home. In the winter, she spends her time-off mogul skiing in Vermont. She joined Taylor in 1996, helping to build Taylor from a 3-person studio with five clients to the successful multidisciplinary agency it is today.

Before Taylor: Nine years as graphic design director at Goldsmith/Jeffrey Advertising in New York City, working with clients such as El Al Airlines, J. P. Morgan and NYNEX. Two years with Tobias Design and two years with Chiat/Day, both in NYC. Graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, and began her career as a junior designer at Beckman Associates in her hometown of Albany, New York.

Recommended digital field trips: Facebook, Pinterest, online shopping at Sierra Trading Post and REI

Favorite IRL field trips: The beaches of Rhode Island to watch her two sons fish. Or any place with snow.

Taylor Design Blog

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More of My Favorite Things

Previously, I shared my love of masterfully created cakes along with my love of butter and powdered sugar whipped together to make butter cream. Instagram has enabled me to feast my eyes (not my taste buds) on cake masters like Jakarta-based Iven Kawi with her lifelike butter cream cacti. Recently I started to follow Leslie… Read More

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Hyperbolic Crochet

Hyperbolic crocheting duo, twins sisters Christine and Margaret Wertheim, are artists, scientists, and activists who take inspiration from geometric shapes. Originators of the Crochet Coral Reef project and the Institute for Figuring, the pair have invested hundreds of hours replicating structures made by living reef organisms such as corals, kelps, sea sponges, and sea slugs… Read More

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Two of My Favorite Things

Butter and powdered sugar whipped together have never looked so good, lifelike, or delicious. Seven years ago, as a parent volunteer, Iven Kawi baked and decorated a batch of cookies for her daughter’s class. This harmless act of charity revealed a hidden talent and a passion for sculpting buttercream into lifelike leaves, flowers, and prickly… Read More

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Down is Up

Lately, it seems as though everything is upside down. For me, living in a state of constant inversion is a new concept. However, inverted living is nothing new for the residents of Équihen Plage. Inhabitants of this small village, situated on the English Channel in the Hauts-de-France region of France, have been living upside down… Read More

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Custom Made Jackets

Thatcher Wine loves nothing more than the perfect jacket. One that tells a fantastic story and is aesthetically pleasing—on or off the shelf. Thatcher Wine is the founder of Juniper Books, which is not your typical bookshop. Juniper Books specializes in collections of books, custom sets created for bibliophiles and interior designers. Hundreds of anything… Read More

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A Library of Dresses

French fashion designer Sylvie Facon designs and sews gorgeous high fashion dresses. Each dress is one of a kind, painstakingly hand-painted, delicately embroidered, and accented with beads, baubles, and lace. They are truly romantic and beyond beautiful! As an unexpected decorative element, Facon incorporates antique book spines in some of her dresses. The spines of… Read More

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Gifted Griddle Master

Creative expression manifests itself in thousands of ways. Most commonly, people pick up a pen, pencil, chalk, or brush to doodle, draw, or paint. Paper, canvas, walls, and streets are some of the places where we expect to see these forms of creative expression. However, Brek Nebel, a field service engineer by day, has found… Read More

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Just Enough

Sister City, a new hotel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has created a different standard for the hospitality industry called “compassionate hospitality.” Situated in Manhattan’s Bowery—a neighborhood which historically had been viewed as anything but compassionate—Sister City is beautifully modern, thoughtfully efficient, and affordable (by Manhattan standards). Atelier Ace, Sister City’s designers/developers, seemed to have… Read More

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Flower Flash

A tasteful flower arrangement can make any social gathering special, including an NYC subway platform, a street corner, or an obsolete telephone booth. Lewis Miller, an NYC- based floral designer, has adorned numerous mundane Manhattan locations as his gift to New Yorkers. On his website, Lewis Miller Design, Miller explains how “Flower Flash” came to… Read More