Jonathan Adler's Manifesto: Celebrities Pay Full Price

Jonathan Adler's Manifesto: Celebrities Pay Full Price

Maxwell Ryan
Sep 22, 2005

Sent in by Enrique, we'd seen this page from JA's website before, but didn't realize that he keeps changing it. As Enrique says,

"The manifesto is cheeky, clever, self-effacing, laughable, cloying, annoying and self-serving—all at the same time."

We post it for your own enjoyment, or you can see it here. We particularly like the first one, take issue with the second one (but it's nice of him to give SKGR credit) and love knowing who JA's muses are.

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 in dorky enthusiasm.

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 our mirrors will make you look younger.

We believe colors can't clash.

We believe in blowing your nest egg on our pots.

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