about noon

NOON DESIGN SHOP is a home grown lifestyle brand created by best friends Nora Alexander and Maie Vaga. NOON consists of thoughtfully designed handmade goods made in America for you and your home—specifically simple and timeless jewelry, letterpress greeting cards, home goods and body products. Each piece in the NOON collection is handmade with integrity either in one of our storefronts or created by masters of their craft from around the country. We source the highest quality materials and ingredients that we combine with clean yet playful designs to bring you a truly outstanding product.

Our dream has always been to do what we love, everyday, with the ones that we love. Nora and I opened our first storefront/studio in 2009 in San Diego in a tiny renovated garage a half a block from the beach. Working with little in our pockets and limited raw materials we created as much as we could with what we had. With lots of heart, many many hours and dedication were able to grow our little dream into a reality. Now with three brick and mortar storefront/studios, an online store and a thriving wholesale business we are able to share our passion and creations with you! 
nora alexander : Jewelry Designer 
Originally from Rhode Island was trained as an industrial designer at the Rhode Island School of Design. After several years in the jewelry industry she launched her own line, focusing on creating individual pieces whose inspiration is drawn from the natural world.
maie liis vaga : Graphic Designer
Jersey Shore native and graduated of RISD with a BFA in Graphic Design. She moved to San Diego in 2003 with a passion for creating paper goods, specifically letterpress stationery. Her attention to detail and love of color is infused in all she creates.