Jonathan Adler, a natural model, vamps for the event photographer at the book signing for his recently published "100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life." 10 percent of proceeds from sales at the Adler shop that night went to the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
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Not your grandmother's needlepoint – or maybe it is! Adler's patterns and styles are clearly inspired by 1960s Marimekko and other earlier Modernist designers.
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The glass used in the ceramic menagerie of animals is from Bullseye Glass of Portland; production is done at Adler's studio factory in Peru.
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Jonathan Adler started his design career with a line of pottery (and orders from Barney's in New York City) in the '90s. He was the sole producer (and packager and shipper) full-time for five or six years. Even now, he says, "pottery informs everything I do." Here, the new Leaf collection of bowls.
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A couple of chairs for a couple, with accompanying Love and Lust needlepoint pillows to switch around as needed.
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Light up the night with colors and fragrances (Earl Grey to Bubble gum) from the guru of happy chic.
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Light up the night for children: no flames involved, just cute animals.
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Adler in a blue mood.
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The glamour of world travel and international capital cities, summarized in needlepoint.
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A new version of a head lamp; don't take this into the woods.
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The scene at Jonathan Adler's store, when he was in town for book signing and fundraising for the Museum of Contemporary Craft.