Jonathan Adler Is One Happy Potter

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If you ever told a stylista that you found them a really fabulous ceramic giraffe lamp they’d tell you to fu*k off. Tell them it’s from Jonathan Adler and it all makes sense.

A potter at heart, Adler has appropriately coined his whimsical ceramics, geometric pillows and modern furniture as “Happy Chic.” Indeed, they are. Rugs in bright, unexpected colors, books ends that look like seahorses, dragons that light up the night and furniture that makes us want to open and close the drawers all day long. It’s never easy editing a collection to a list of must haves, this one nearly made us loose our minds. That reminds us, it’s time to steal something from the Adler cookie jar that reads "Dolls.” Here's Adler's advice to design students (and designers) as they step into the field.