Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jonathan Adler

All this talk about Jonathan Adler lately. There's a new line of Jonathan Adler stuff on HSN which is probably what sparked the hype. I have to agree, there are a few things that caught my eye but I'm really drawn to some of his stuff that is not on HSN.



And even if you don't appreciate the beauty of his furniture and accessories, you have to love the wisdom and humor in the Jonathan Adler Manifesto:

"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."

A few people have asked, so I thought I would explain. The manifesto does not contain the coloring and bolding. I added color and bold to parts and phrases that I particularly agree with or find interesting or funny. Sorry for any confusion!! ~K

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1 comment:

  1. Amazing sofas...Love this post!
    xx Emily from EL Vintage


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