Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A brilliant man.

I don't know why I'm posting so many tidbits I find inspiring. Maybe I just need to be inspired through all this dreary, rainy, tropical stormish weather. Maybe it's the kids going back to school. Maybe it is the big decade birthday looming large in the distance. Or perchance, it is my friends' troubles wearing on my heart. 

Whatever the reason, I really need another little bit of sunshine today.  

Today I found it in Johnathan Adler's company manifesto (which I saw when reading Sweet Nothings). His innate sense of whimsy puts a humongous smile on my face. 

Our Manifesto

We believe that your home should make you happy. 

We believe that when it comes to decorating, the wife is always right. 

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 tassels are the earrings of the home. 

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 you should throw out your Blackberry 
and go pick some actual blackberries. 

We believe colors can't clash. 

We believe in blowing your nest egg on our pots. 

We believe our lamps will make you look younger and thinner.

We believe in irreverent luxury.

To read more of his witty tidbits and other musings, click here.

Or read his husband's hysterical book,
by Simon Doonan. It will put a smile on your face and in your heart!

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