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!


Lindsay said...

I thought I saw you in the audience! Wasn't it a great event? Love his outlook on life and he couldn't have been any sweeter talking about Simon.

Melissa Cahoon said...

Oh this is wonderful! I have been saving up for some Jonathan Adler pillows to spice up my boooring living room. Here's hoping they do a fun grand-opening party!

Prippy Handbook said...

Holler, Lindsay! It was me in the back... with the crutches. Hope you had a fab time.

And I agree, Melissa. They should definitely have a fiesta to welcome a store with such great style to the city - and we should be there ;)

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

JA has a sale on One King's Land today, check it out HERE!!!

Prippy Handbook said...

Thanks for the head's up! I know you have a special love for him, too :)

Style Maniac said...

Happy chic indeed! Just going into that place makes me smile. I am so with you on the bridal registry. In fact, my gift to a client for her recent wedding came from JA, and the coaster sets are a year-round birthday and hostess gift favorite.

Prippy Handbook said...

I totally agree, Doreen... his stores are an instant fix for whatever ails you. I cannot wait for the Georgetown shop to open.

And the coasters would make an amazing birthday gift - great idea!