Pure Picks: Jonathan Adler

Ceramist, designer and author Jonathan Adler recommends playful and practical additions to any home.
“If there’s ever a time to adopt a ‘more-is-more’ philosophy, it’s the holidays, even though we keep it low-key. My hubby and I spend so much time creating glamorous holidays for other people that we don’t have the energy to do it for ourselves.”


“Whoever said ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ never met the Chroma Obelisk from our new Now House brand, available exclusively on Amazon. Obelisks are a decorator’s secret­—they are the perfect pieces for perking up a lonely tabletop, mantel or shelf. Every surface needs a piece worth talking about.” Now House by Jonathan Adler large chroma obelisk, $58, amazon.com/nowhousebyjonathanadler


“The Amangiri is magic—and I’m not just saying that because the last time, we were there alongside Beyoncé and Jay-Z.” Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah, rooms from $1,550, amangiri.com


“Our needlepoint personality pillows say everything you ever wanted to say to someone. I think we all have a bestie/worstie or someone who thinks they’re internet famous.” Jonathan Adler needlepoint pillow, $98, jonathanadler.com


“The best thing in the world? Lobster. The worst thing in the world? Trying to hack into one with some tool that looks like it’s straight out of the Middle Ages. These are cute and functional.” HIC lobster cracker, $5.73, amazon.com


“I read everything, and this book is one of the best. And no, it’s not because my husband wrote it.” Soccer Style: The Magic and Madness by Simon Doonan, $20.39, simondoonan.com


“I always have one (or three) of our trinket trays in my L.L. Bean tote to hand out like I’m Santa Claus. I can’t help myself.” Technicolor star trinket tray, $98, jonathanadler.com


“Our dog, FoxyLady, is the most perfect creature Mother Nature ever created. I’m so grateful to the North Shore Animal League for allowing this angel to fall into our lives. A donation to the League helps ensure that other families can be as lucky as we are.” North Shore Animal League, animalleague.org