Newbury Street is now officially (and sufficiently) hip. Jonathan Adler is here, all tangy oranges and sparkling blues, velvet and chrome, bamboo and banana. The store is a fantastic colorful treat, much like Adler himself. Many of you know I don’t do the nighttime event circuit. But pass up a chance to meet Jonathan Adler. I think not. (Besides, I’m running an interview with him for “The Inside Source” next week.)
He is adorable and really nice. We bowed down to his willingness to open in Boston – he said he’s always like Newbury Street, and used to visit back in his Brown days. We exchanged eBay, 1st Dibs, and Craig’s List experiences – he tries to abstain, given his obsessive nature and discussed the phenomenon that is Gilt Group. We chatted about his bestie Liz Lang (I had helped her out with web stuff over a decade ago), and jabbered about being Jewish. Bless him for crafting mod menorahs. I took lots of pictures of the store. I’m sure you, like me, would love to move right in.
Cocktails. Check out the bizarre blue cherries.
I was surprised to see the “etc.” pillow for sale, since I scored one on Gilt Group last week. Turned out they had simply over ordered, so passed on the surplus to Gilt.
Adler’s signature vases. You all know by now that he started as a potter. He called his great success in design “accidental.”
Love the artwork. Don’t know anything about it. Must learn.
Funky mirror. More needlepoint pillows.
Amazing silver velvet sofa and Curtis Jere wall sculpture.
Great wallpaper for a single wall.
Menorah in the style of a sleek ’70s-esque lightolier.
Time to wrap things up . You can’t tell from this photos, but the orange line in the manifesto reads, “We believe Boston is chic.” It is now!
6 thoughts on “Shop Alert: Jonathan Adler Comes To Boston”
I must go to this new boutique, stat!
PS: I featured one of your posts this week on my Friday Faves wrap up… check it out later! 🙂
Great glimpse into the new store.
The artwork you mention is by the awesome Rex Ray from San Francisco
Check out his website. So amazing, his work !!!
We stuck our heads in last week. There are some fun things. My poor husband couldn’t tolerate the perfume candle smell, so he only let me do a quick lap:)
What a cutie for sure! I cant wait to get down there and check this store out for myself. Its about time Boston got a little JA in its blood 🙂
I think the artwork you are wondering about looks a lot like Rex Ray’s work. Please let me know if/when you find out. I love it as well!! Hope you are well.
love his happy designs and that greek key paper – do you know where it is from? love it.