Shop Alert: Jonathan Adler Comes To Boston

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.

Jonathan AdlerWhat a cutie!

cocktailsCocktails. Check out the bizarre blue cherries.

blue pillowsI 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.

vasesAdler’s signature vases. You all know by now that he started as a potter. He called his great success in design “accidental.”

horse and artLove the artwork. Don’t know anything about it. Must learn.

lampsBring on the lamps.

mirrorFunky mirror. More needlepoint pillows.

white vaseLook carefully at this vase.

silver sofaAmazing silver velvet sofa and Curtis Jere wall sculpture.

wallpaperGreat wallpaper for a single wall.

menoraMenorah in the style of a sleek ’70s-esque lightolier.

counterTime 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!

storefrontSee you soon.

Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

6 thoughts on “Shop Alert: Jonathan Adler Comes To Boston”

  1. 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 !!!

  2. 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.


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