Jonathan Adler Should Be My Boyfiend



I want him. Okay fine he's gay.
And he's in a committed relationship with this guy:




The creative director of Barneys (sigh).


Oh, and I'm married. Oh well. Surely we are still supposed to be together because I love all his sculpture and decor. Did you know he decorated the Parker in Palm Springs? Too fabulous. You saw, from my kitchen below, that I am stalking his wallpaper. On his site, he also lists his manifesto:

"Our 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."

Yep, he should be my boyfriend. My gay boyfriend.

7 comments:

Mom on the Run said...

Well, we all need a secret gay boyfriend, a secret ugly boyfriend, and a secret hot boyfriend, don't we?

LPC said...

I love that manifesto. At least he could be my BFF...

Preppy 101 said...

You take him and I'll take the creative director of Barneys. Deal? And I do love his manifesto!! xoxo

Life, Love And Lola said...

He should totally be your boyfriend!!!

Beth Dunn said...

He can be your gay husband xoxo

SwizzlestickMama said...

Fun...great manifesto!

Love the new layout--though I'm sure it isn't that new, I've just been gone for a while....
still--- very cute!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I absolutely believe that every married woman should have a gay boyfriend. I had one once and my husband didn't mind AT all. As a matter of fact, my gay boyfriend went with me to pick out the first furniture Hank and I ever bought together. He went with me to chick movies and we had a marvelous time...until he moved...but we still stay in touch!