As June dawns, we sit up for the following summer time season with renewed optimism. One of many highlights right here in Nantucket would be the Nantucket Historical Association‘s sixth annual Nantucket by design occasion, which was held August 5-7. Forward of the occasion, I am excited to collaborate with the NHA to supply a number of movies highlighting the fusion of Nantucket’s sturdy historical past with the facility of nice design. I am excited to share our first Highlight, that includes probably the most well-known icons of Nantucket’s wealthy craft tradition. Please be part of me with the host, Mary Lacoursiere, NHA Director of Schooling, and a number of other of the island’s grasp craftsmen as we discover the historical past, traditions and kinds of flagship baskets from Nantucket, together with a particular preview of the Nantucket Light Boat Basket Museum exhibition, celebrating their new affiliation with the NHA, at Hadwen Home.
As curiosity in crafts, basket weaving and all issues rattan continues to develop, now could be the proper time to revisit the legacy of the Nantucket Lightship baskets. With an interesting historical past and large international affect, I hope you loved studying extra about this quintessential Nantucket treasure.
Within the coming months, I will be sharing extra info on this yr’s NBD occasion. As our President Kelly Williams explains: “Our theme this yr is renewal and we sit up for unimaginable discussions on how design can renew not solely a house but in addition a spirit, in addition to the right way to renew our treasured outdated houses. in a considerate means for Fashionable Residing. “We’re delighted to be switching to a hybrid, in particular person AND digital format, beginning with our signature Keynote Design Luncheon that includes the designer Nate berkus, who will be part of us on the island! You may be taught extra about this necessary fundraiser and buy tickets for in-person occasions (lunch is all the time full) and digital occasions on the Nantucket by Design page. Keep tuned!