With husband and son sick in bed with the flu, I thought I would accomplish much work this morning in our oh-so- quiet home, but no, I spent the morning perusing the online and fabulous premier issue of New England Finery. Brimming with articles and photographs, New England Finery celebrates New England design businesses and the work that results from people doing what they love. This first issue features stories about New England-based shoe designers Michael and Allyson Ciccia of Cordani, a husband and wife design team located in Wakefield, couture dress designer Harper Della-Piano (Seams Couture, Wenham), New England Fine Living, New York Gift Show, Power of Pink, design bloggers, and much more, coupled with terrific behind-the-scenes location photos and information.
Live Link to open New England Finery Premier Issue: New England Finery
I met Yvonne Blacker, co-founder and creative director of New England Finery, two years ago at the Wenham Museum Designer showhouse and we became fast friends. Yvonne has a background in graphic and interior design and she has combined both her loves in producing this virtual “glossy,” which is visually appealing and extremely easy to navigate, with live links to websites featured. Yvonne is a creative powerhouse–and one of the most thoughtful and gracious people I have had the pleasure to know. She accomplishes all that she does while simultaneously raising four young sons!
Thank you so much, Kim, for sharing New England Finery with your readers! I have to say, the people that I have met in our local design industry (including you!!) have truly motivated me to create this new online publication. There are so many great design stories among us that can inspire others to follow their own creative paths. To me, that is news worth sharing! xo yvonne