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February 26, 2013 | By Alexandria Abramian Mott
Attention all obsessive hand sanitizers: If bad design is almost as irritating as rogue bacteria, a potential solution will become available this spring. Jonathan Adler, the king of quirky, Pop home design - and an avid sanitizer, to boot - has created what he's calling the world's first hand antiseptic "cozy. " It's a stylish sleeve that slips over a 12-ounce bottle of Purell. “All of my friends are having babies, and they all have big ugly bottles of sanitizer all over the place.
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September 27, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Jonathan Adler's Los Angeles boutique is humming with valets, pop music and the first party guests arriving for a charity fundraiser. Inside, the designer is midway through a guided tour of fall additions to his collection when husband Simon Doonan, the author and fashion commentator, approaches in a waiterly gait bearing a glass of water. "Thank you," Adler says, thick with graciousness. "What's your name again?" Doonan offers a sweet smile. "Dorothy," he says, before spinning away.
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March 27, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Potter and home furnishings designer Jonathan Adler is bringing his signature brand of “happy chic” to the world of fashion, with a new line of men's and women's accessories landing now in his boutiques, including the ones in L.A. and Orange County. Colorful scarves, ties, hats, bags and belts, priced from $38 to $398, incorporate whimsical design motifs such as birds and Greek keys taken from his home accessories line and have the pimped-out preppy vibe of his interiors at the Parker Palm Springs Hotel and elsewhere.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
The fun-loving folks at Toms shoes are at it again. Through July 29, Toms is offering custom, out-of-the-box shoes by an artist who is living in one. Tyler Ramsey , a TV-producer-turned-artist who paints with his fingers instead of brushes and is a frequent Toms collaborator, is living inside an enclosed box in front of the Toms store on Abbot Kinney, where he's customizing shoes according to customer specifications. (We're told that although he is living in the box around the clock, he takes new orders only from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- and he is allowed to leave the box to go to the bathroom.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Can new home decor collections save J.C. Penney? The struggling department store threw a housewarming party Thursday in New York, heralding new lines from an impressive roster of designers: Jonathan Adler, Conran, Martha Stewart, Pantone, Bodum and, freshly jumped-ship from Target, Michael Graves. The first impressions, based on the electronic "look book" of merchandise sent to media and a stealth walk-through of a J.C. Penney home department as it staged the new merchandise in the Arcadia store recently: Surprise, surprise.
NEWS
September 27, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Jonathan Adler's Los Angeles boutique is humming with valets, pop music and the first party guests arriving for a charity fundraiser. Inside, the designer is midway through a guided tour of fall additions to his collection when husband Simon Doonan, the author and fashion commentator, approaches in a waiterly gait bearing a glass of water. "Thank you," Adler says, thick with graciousness. "What's your name again?" Doonan offers a sweet smile. "Dorothy," he says, before spinning away.
NEWS
November 30, 2001 | MIMI AVINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jonathan Adler has many heroes, sculptor Isamu Noguchi among them, so while he's in Los Angeles to check up on his new shop on Melrose Avenue, he suggests a visit to the Noguchi Sculpture Garden in Costa Mesa. The expedition makes sense. Adler is a 35-year-old potter--not just any potter, but a hip brand name of a potter who's made his three stores offering accouterments for the home into temples to his credo that handcrafted tchotchkes are life-enhancing.
HOME & GARDEN
September 29, 2005 | Adamo DiGregorio, Special to The Times
Taking a cue from the ground and the sky -- or is it from chocolate and blue-raspberry candy? -- designers are mixing earthy brown with airy blues to create a sumptuous color mix that hasn't been seen since the mid-1960s.
MAGAZINE
September 15, 2002 | BARBARA THORNBURG
Huell Howser is passionate about California. The television host and producer of the PBS program "California's Gold" has made his reputation as an everyman searching for amazing stories of everyday California life, from iconic Clifton's Cafeteria--one of his favorite downtown eateries--to little-known neighborhoods such as historic Angelino Heights. "Our stories set out to reveal the richness of life in California, including its history, people, culture and natural wonders," Howser says.
NEWS
July 24, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
The fun-loving folks at Toms shoes are at it again. Through July 29, Toms is offering custom, out-of-the-box shoes by an artist who is living in one. Tyler Ramsey , a TV-producer-turned-artist who paints with his fingers instead of brushes and is a frequent Toms collaborator, is living inside an enclosed box in front of the Toms store on Abbot Kinney, where he's customizing shoes according to customer specifications. (We're told that although he is living in the box around the clock, he takes new orders only from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. -- and he is allowed to leave the box to go to the bathroom.
NEWS
June 18, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Just in time for the 4thof July, Toms eyewear has launched a patriotic-looking collection of shades in collaboration with the maestro of modernist design-with-a-twist Jonathan Adler . The capsule collection features three limited-edition, unisex styles that come with a needlepoint case featuring art by Adler. The styles are pretty great; they remind me of fireworks and peace pops. Can't you just taste summer now? As with all of Toms eyewear - and shoes - the glasses are One for One products, meaning that for every pair purchased, Toms will help give sight to someone in need.
NEWS
June 7, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Can new home decor collections save J.C. Penney? The struggling department store threw a housewarming party Thursday in New York, heralding new lines from an impressive roster of designers: Jonathan Adler, Conran, Martha Stewart, Pantone, Bodum and, freshly jumped-ship from Target, Michael Graves. The first impressions, based on the electronic "look book" of merchandise sent to media and a stealth walk-through of a J.C. Penney home department as it staged the new merchandise in the Arcadia store recently: Surprise, surprise.
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
New York Design Week and the 2013 ICFF -- the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the nation's most important expo for modern home decor -- that wrapped up this week will be remembered more for its cheerful mood than cutting-edge designs. Although designers continued to push boundaries with materials (recycled refrigerator plastic, thermo-formed Corian) and explore 3-D technology, the new looks were more about color, luxurious finishes (copper was king) and a sense of fun (look out, Jonathan Adler)
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | By Susan Denley, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
Rachel Bilson is almost as well-known for her sense of style as she is for her acting career, so what does she advise women to wear on dates? Something short and tight, she tells Cosmopolitan in the May issue, because men are so visual. On the cover she wears a short (but not tight), flirty pink dress. [Cosmopolitan] [For the record, April 1, 11:53 a.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that Rachel Bilson made comments in the April Cosmopolitan issue. ]
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Potter and home furnishings designer Jonathan Adler is bringing his signature brand of “happy chic” to the world of fashion, with a new line of men's and women's accessories landing now in his boutiques, including the ones in L.A. and Orange County. Colorful scarves, ties, hats, bags and belts, priced from $38 to $398, incorporate whimsical design motifs such as birds and Greek keys taken from his home accessories line and have the pimped-out preppy vibe of his interiors at the Parker Palm Springs Hotel and elsewhere.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
The glass-walled Melrose Avenue space, halfway between the budget apparel shops to the east and swanky haute couture salons to the west, wasn't where one would normally go looking for JCPenney. But the hip shopping strip is where discount chain J.C. Penney Co. chose to launch a temporary pop-up store last week in celebration of its new collaboration with popular Canadian apparel brand Joe Fresh. At the opening soiree, the languid beats of Frank Ocean's "Super Rich Kids" played over the clink of champagne glasses.
NEWS
April 1, 2013 | By Susan Denley, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
Rachel Bilson is almost as well-known for her sense of style as she is for her acting career, so what does she advise women to wear on dates? Something short and tight, she tells Cosmopolitan in the May issue, because men are so visual. On the cover she wears a short (but not tight), flirty pink dress. [Cosmopolitan] [For the record, April 1, 11:53 a.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly said that Rachel Bilson made comments in the April Cosmopolitan issue. ]
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
New York Design Week and the 2013 ICFF -- the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the nation's most important expo for modern home decor -- that wrapped up this week will be remembered more for its cheerful mood than cutting-edge designs. Although designers continued to push boundaries with materials (recycled refrigerator plastic, thermo-formed Corian) and explore 3-D technology, the new looks were more about color, luxurious finishes (copper was king) and a sense of fun (look out, Jonathan Adler)
NEWS
February 26, 2013 | By Alexandria Abramian Mott
Attention all obsessive hand sanitizers: If bad design is almost as irritating as rogue bacteria, a potential solution will become available this spring. Jonathan Adler, the king of quirky, Pop home design - and an avid sanitizer, to boot - has created what he's calling the world's first hand antiseptic "cozy. " It's a stylish sleeve that slips over a 12-ounce bottle of Purell. “All of my friends are having babies, and they all have big ugly bottles of sanitizer all over the place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2012 | By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
Evelyn Ackerman, a California artist and designer known for her highly regarded work across a range of media, including mosaics, tapestries and wood carvings, and for her creative collaboration of more than six decades with her husband, artist Jerome Ackerman, has died. She was 88. Ackerman died Wednesday at her home in Culver City of complications of old age, said her daughter, Laura Ackerman-Shaw. Originally from Detroit, Evelyn Ackerman was a prolific designer who, together with her husband, became part of the mid-century movement known as California modernism.
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