Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Anti-Depressive Living

Mikey The Lovely Ex just sent me an email with a link to this book. (I'm not sure at this point if it was a Christmas hint, a question if I'd like it for Christmas, or just an FYI.)

When we lived together Mikey bought a couple of pieces of Adler, from memory I'm sure one of them was this piece, and I'm pretty sure he also has this bowl. I'm quite a fan of Jonathan Adler, I think his signature style is fun and I love the Mid-Century retro styling of much of his work. I also think it's great that he and his partner Michael Doonan have been together for quite a while, and that they are both so very public about their relationship. Although I guess as an interior designer/potter and window dresser/Barneys design director/interior designer, well it's sort of a given, right?

13 comments:

Miss Helen said...

I love that there is a small dog on the cover.
Small dogs may very well be the key to anti depressant living, although, I have one, I think maybe another would do the trick. Also tidying up my room would be a start...

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I'm not sure at this point if it was a Christmas hint, a question if I'd like it for Christmas, or just an FYI.

tough choice, TOA, it could be any of those! I'd... ask.

Helen: small dogs rock, although I prefer an ever-so-slightly-larger-than-that-dog.

I have two doggies, and the smaller manages to either stand right behind you and get trodden on, or get really excited and get underfoot. either results in quite remarkable noises. and occasionally tears. dogs really *can* cry.

the bigger one has and gives a better line of sight ;) but both are perfect anti-depressants.

The Other Andrew said...

Small dogs do indeed, as you say, rock! When I lived with my ex in Adelaide at the end of the '90s we had a rotating cast of little romp-ons at the house. Michael The Dog Show Man (one of the several Michaels in my history) had Australian Silky Terriers and Lhasa Apsos that he bred and showed.

I miss the doggie-wogs. Don't miss Michael though...

The Other Andrew said...

Speedy you dogs are v cute. Is it true that Heebie is a shortened version of You-Give-Me-The-Heebie-Jeebies-you-bulbous-headed-french-kissing-little... no? Of course I kid, Heebie is cute in that half chihuaha, uncanny knack of aiming her tongue at your mouth kind of way. And Doz, well she adorable.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

hee hee hee

no, Hebe is the botanical name for Veronica. how boring compared to the uncannily accurate description you provide ;) heebs has definitely mellowed, you know, she doesn't slip the tongue in half the time she used to. but never get complacent...

as for dear Dozzie, well, she's that once-in-a-lifetime dog. I never thought they existed till I got her! so sweet, and so patient and ready to be humiliated in front of a camera... you gotta love that.

luscious loulou said...

Simon Doonan, petal. Simon. Got Michael on the … brain? muahahahaha

I think I lived this style and I know I don't need help with creative touches.

Anyway these day's I'm looking for someone who can point me in the direction of less clutter (which I'm drastically taking care of) plus storage because I still have stuff but I want it either displayed to best advantage or easily accessible . I hear Nate is the man for this.

I need calm in order to recharge. Visual serenity. Cashmere draped couch,ebony floors,sturdy coffeetables with shelves (for books), dimmable lighting/sound and very little dusting! Argh. Maybe a houseboy?



loulou

luscious loulou said...

Plus dog-wise, I have a very nice-looking, sweet, social, mixed breed Sled Dog who runs and runs and is very ball-focused. What? :D

The Other Andrew said...

Welcome to The Land Of The Ball Focused.

Yes, right! Simon Doonan! Simon. You all know my history with Michaels, they are legion in my back story. So to speak. Yes, maybe I do have a weakness for them... :-)

I hear you on the clutter. I've been in a messy phase these past 4-5 weeks. Must. Break. The. Cycle.

Michael said...

Did someone say balls?

Also, the line to be loulou's houseboy forms behind me, bitches.

The Other Andrew said...

She had you at 'cashmere panties'.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I took something Fuchsia said to me a couple of years ago and ran with it: lots of crap is fine as long as it's organised crap.

some book on Feng Shui says so, so it must be okay.

btw TOA, if you haven't already, hop over to our place and read all the comments on the 'Howard' post (you'll need to scroll a little). then get all incensed, and then get all 'I love my friends because they write bloody great posts when they fire up'. not to blow our own trumpets, of course ;) then maybe add to the mayhem if you're so inclined.

The Other Andrew said...

Speedy, thinking about Mr John Howard, the Prime Sinister of Australia is no good for my blood pressure. If I can gird my loins and steel my resolve, I'll go read those gems. I heart that we run with a pack of funny muthfuckas.

Yeah for organised crap. Wasn't that a Martha Stewart Living article once? Housekeeping: Organise Your Crap.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

Prime Sinister. hee hee hee. you funny boy... but I blame you not. definitely wait till your home with a nice big drinkiepoo... and I heart them sooo much too. I heart us all :)

Martha must be more influenced by ancient Chinese philosophy than I thought!