Thursday, December 30, 2010

Adler's Orders

Jonathan Adler's little book "On Happy Chic - Colours" took me about 20 minutes to get through but what a 20 minutes. In that time, I was ordered to do the following things:

-Dress up as a leprechaun next Halloween
-Tie a yellow ribbon around my neck to a picnic
-Fill blue enamel bowls with cobalt M&Ms
-Buy vintage Courrèges scarves on eBay and make them into pillows
-Take a macramé class
-Leave metal flea-market finds on the roof for six months and then spray them with Krylon
-Gold-leaf the entryway
-Frame the Andy Warhol Velvet Underground album cover (the one with the banana) and hang it above the toilet

It's the decorating book for a generation with the attention span of about half a second, but I LOVED it.
And there was a whole page dedicated to Capri, my Island.

This was a well-timed, much-needed reminder that design is about making people happy after all, and it shouldn't ever get too stuffy and serious.  Thank you Dr. Adler.


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