October 9, 2008

Jonathan Adler's 10 Commandments (Part II)

Thanks so much for all of the nice comments on Part I of the commandments! Without further ado, here are the rest:

No. 6 Thou shalt honor the funsters of yore. David Hicks, Alexander Girard, Piero Fornasetti, Bonnie Cashin, Bjorn Wiinblad - if thou dost not knoweth them, thou should.Thou can use Google Images to learn more about them and thou shalt channel their fun, idiosyncratic, playful spirit in thine own interiors. Thy home will be fun, happy, and chic.

No. 7 Thou shalt not commit murder,unless thou art murdering for a decorative accessory.If thou should find thyself at one of our stores and seeth the last bird bowl on our shelf, thou shalt feel free to use whatever means necessary to obtain that special something. No. 8 Thou shalt not be afraid of orange.Thou shalt use orange copiously in thy interior, whether it beeth in an orange breakfast room or via the zing of an orange lacquered box. Thou might even consider painting thy front door orange to pique thy neighbor's curiosity. Thou shalt also covet chocolate brown.

No. 9 Thou shalt play ping pong. Better still, thou shalt have a ping pong table in thy living room. Then, lo, thou shalt play ping pong with thy spouse rather than sitting around watching thy tv.

No. 10 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house. In fact, after following these 10 commandments, thy neighbor might covet thy house. So there.

Whew! How many of these have you broken? If you haven't had enough fun breaking these, hop on over to the House of Beauty & Culture for some lessons on the Deadly Sins.


  1. I am definitely NOT afraid of that GREAT orange bag... BRING IT ON!

  2. Yeah, fornasetti! I heart him so much -these commandments are hilarious!

  3. This is hysterical!!! I love it. Just the kind of levity we need right now.

  4. #6 is dead on...true. i love hicks, girard, fornasetti and cashin...i must learn about bjorn wiinblad!

    #7 makes perfect sense to me ; )

    i already follow #8...we have an orange door, an enormous orange bruno fattorini colors dining table which is used as a desk and gryffin wears an orange goyard collar...yikes!...i sound so obnoxious!!!

    i'm becoming such a fan of jonathan adler!...never saw that coming. he's so terrific and smart!

    ps you're new header is a favourite! it's gorgeous...i'm jealous!!!


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