Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Designer Spotlight: Jonathan Adler

You know Adler when you see him. He has a very bright personality and his designs mimic. Plain is not a word in his vocabulary. He designs with color and color and more color.

What does he not do? Jonathan Adler is a extraordinary potter, creative designer, and hilarious author. Adler is known for his colorful spaces filled with random pieces that you can't help but to adore such as a vase made of breasts or a shiny brass banana. Why? Just because. His signature is mid-century modern mixed with art and global pop culture. The motto of his company, "If your heirs won't fight over it, we won't make it," reflects his commitment to craftsmanship and luxury.

A few of my favorite designs are the Parker Palm Springs Hotel and a real Malibu Barbie Dream House. He's done quite a lot of private residents as well.

The Parker

The Parker

Barbie Dream House

Barbie Dream House

He has written a few design books such as My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living, Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Colors, Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessories, and 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life. If you want your space to reflect you, then these are great spaces to start. An Adler room is a room that will make you smile. You just can't help it!

Visit the website, Jonathan Adler dot com, for tons and tons of decorating pieces such as pottery, furniture, rugs, lighting and more. There is also a huge amount of items for kid's rooms, as well. Life is too short to live in a boring room. In the words of Adler himself, "People who are afraid of color are afraid of life."

How Jonathan Adler came to be one of the household names in the Interior Design field. In this video, Part II, he talks about his love of pottery. In Part III, there's a tour of his home so don't miss it!
Stay Groovy!

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