Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Jonathan Adler at The Corcoran...
Last night I made my first non-medical appointment trip out of the house to see my absolute favorite, Jonathan Adler, speak at The Corcoran.
I love J.A. for so so SO many reasons... his awesome pottery, his vibrant design aesthetic, his outlook on life, his love for his husband, his witty humor, and the fact that he grew up in my town and went to my rival school.
His work is a total reflection of his infectious personality. Basically, it's hard not to love this man!
Some of the takeaways from the discussion included being analytical with your creative process, seeking new forms of success, and his career of loving what he does took years and years and years of really hard work.
Another big takeaway was how gracious and genuine he is... taking the time to meet and chat with everyone after the event.
When it came time to do our wedding registry, we opted for something non-traditional and registered with Jonathan Adler through his website.
Best decision ever, and I totally recommend it to any readers who are brides (grooms? do you read this?) to be.
We love every special piece we received. They all tell a story and make our married home an even happier space.
Jonathan Adler is opening a store in DC this summer, and with his "Hair" collection coming soon, the store cannot open soon enough!
I'd be lying if I didn't admit to fantasizing about working there... being surrounded by his beautiful creations day in and day out is a dream of mine. At least I can go spend money there and bring pieces into my office to make it "Happy Chic."
UPDATE: Check out this Apartment Therapy preview of J.A.'s new work! AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!