January 4, 2010

I'm Loving - Jonathan Adler

In a changing world where safe always seems right, along comes Jonathan Adler! His innate ability to bring colour, quirkiness and the element of fun together in a liveable, functional mix is undoubtedly not safe, but extraordinarily chic!

Johnathan Adler's Manifesto for living just tickles me pretty! So had to share it with you ...

We believe that your home should make you happy. 
We believe that when it comes to decorating, the wife is always right. 
Unless the husband is gay. 

We believe in carbohydrates and to hell with the puffy consequences. 

We believe minimalism is a bummer. 

We believe handcrafted tchotchkes are life-enhancing. 

We believe tassels are the earrings of the home. 

We believe in our muses: David Hicks, Alexander Girard, 
Bonnie Cashin. Hans Coper, Gio Ponti, Andy Warhol, Leroy Neiman, 
Yves Saint Laurent, and Madonna.

We believe in the innate chicness of red with brown. 

We believe in being underdressed or overdressed always.

We believe in infantile, happy emblems like butterflies and hearts. 

We believe celebrities should pay full price. 

We believe in rustic modernism: Big Sur, A-Frame beach houses,
raw beams, and geodesic dome homes. 

We believe in Palm Beach style: 
Louis chairs, chinoiserie, Lilly Pulitzer, The Breakers circa '72. 

We believe our designs are award winning even though 
they've never actually won any. 

We believe in Aid to Artisans. 

We believe dogs should be allowed in stores and restaurants. 

We believe in mantiques - suits of armour, 
worn chesterfield sofas, heraldic tapestries. 

We believe you should throw out your Blackberry 
and go pick some actual blackberries. 

We believe colors can't clash. 

We believe in blowing your nest egg on our pots. 

We believe our lamps will make you look younger and thinner.

We believe in irreverent luxury.
AND then there are the items in his fabulous store! Here are few to wet your whistle ....


needlepoint pillows

A needlepoint backgammon board - which i have no idea how to play, but I would learn for this!

I love the colour combination of the playing card set and the dreidel!

And then there is BARBIE! Yes BARBIE - Oh Jonathan you really do know how to bring out the child within! An absolute must for the princess within!


 So if you're having a day where you need a pick me up, jump onto Jonathan Adler's website or better still grab your favourite drink, sit down and ponder the pages of his fabulous book, My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living. Your day will certainly become 'colourful'!

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