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Jonathan Adler + Simon DoonanJonathan Adler + Simon Doonan

Iconic potter, designer, author and the colorful personality Jonathan Adler is dedicated to bring style, craft and joy to your life. This Tuesday he came to Oslo with his fabulous husband Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador at Barneys, New York. Anti did the PR, but luckily I also got ten minutes with them to talk a little about creativity and everlasting love.

Back in 1994 a shy, nervous man at 27 walk through the door at Barneys, NY, with his very first ceramic collection, hoping they would sell it. This was after being fired from five jobs in the movie business (mainly because of his bad attitude and the fact that he slept with his coworkers), and many years after his first meeting with clay.

Jonathan: It all started at summer camp when I was twelve. I fell instantly in love with clay.. and my pottery teacher. Laughing. 

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På en UP motevisning for litt over et år siden, bergtok Jone Nielsen meg, med sin sarte, blomstrete kolleksjon. Nå lanserer han kolleksjonen «MY SH * T SMELLS LIKE RAINBOWS.» Det er alltid spennende å høre om tankegangen og budskapet i noe så moderne som motedesign. Jone er smart, leverer alltid og (har sagt det før, sier det igjen) han er min absolutt favoritt. Derfor: Vi tok en prat. Litt om kolleksjonen, litt om Oslo, mest om skjebnen og store drømmer.

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