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Adler Shares Home Secrets
By Jauretsi
This past week, Jonathan Adler launched his new book, 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life and we’re already taking notes on numerous smart home tips. With lessons like “making art out of the unexpected” (seen above) and “use chairs as sculptures”, the book opens your mind and grants permission to be yourself. The original Editor-in-Chief of Domino magazine, Deborah Needleman penned the foreward. You can pick up the style bible on JonathanAdler.com for $24.95 with just enough time to doll up your home for holidays. 
(Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler)

Adler Shares Home Secrets

By Jauretsi

This past week, Jonathan Adler launched his new book, 100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life and we’re already taking notes on numerous smart home tips. With lessons like “making art out of the unexpected” (seen above) and “use chairs as sculptures”, the book opens your mind and grants permission to be yourself. The original Editor-in-Chief of Domino magazine, Deborah Needleman penned the foreward. You can pick up the style bible on JonathanAdler.com for $24.95 with just enough time to doll up your home for holidays. 

(Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Adler)

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Grace Kelly Loved to Travel
By Jauretsi
Grace Kelly was the epitome of a jet-setter. Here she is, soaking the rays while filming To Catch a Thief on the luxurious shores of Monaco. If you’re living in cold parts of the US, it’s best to plot a warm trip for yourself and run for the sun this holiday season. Luckily, eBay’s Holiday Collection 2012, which is officially available today, offers an array of travel items, including Billy Reid’s set of sensible totes, bags, and jacket bags. The whole Billy Reid collection can be viewed here, along with additional recommended items for an island escape. To view individual photos of the entire collection, including pieces from our other six designers (Fallon, Chris Benz, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan, and Tibi), visit here. Get these limited edition items while they’re hot. We expect these very affordable pieces to disappear before you get on that airplane heading south. AVAILABLE NOW!
(Photo: FashGIF for The Inside Source)

Grace Kelly Loved to Travel

By Jauretsi

Grace Kelly was the epitome of a jet-setter. Here she is, soaking the rays while filming To Catch a Thief on the luxurious shores of Monaco. If you’re living in cold parts of the US, it’s best to plot a warm trip for yourself and run for the sun this holiday season. Luckily, eBay’s Holiday Collection 2012, which is officially available today, offers an array of travel items, including Billy Reid’s set of sensible totes, bags, and jacket bags. The whole Billy Reid collection can be viewed here, along with additional recommended items for an island escape. To view individual photos of the entire collection, including pieces from our other six designers (Fallon, Chris Benz, Jonathan Adler, Ruffian, Steven Alan, and Tibi), visit here. Get these limited edition items while they’re hot. We expect these very affordable pieces to disappear before you get on that airplane heading south. AVAILABLE NOW!

(Photo: FashGIF for The Inside Source)

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Jonathan Adler for eBay Holiday Collection

By Jauretsi

"I’m a craft person" admits Jonathan Adler, the only designer in our upcoming Holiday Collection to be considered an iconic potter. Adler conceived a brilliant set of home wares from picture frames to a spiked white ceramic box. Here’s a brief visit into Adler’s spirit as he discusses his special collection on sale November 12. To view the whole collection, visit eBay Holiday Collection 2012 products. You’ll be thrilled to discover the affordable Adler pieces if you’re a current fan of his Soho store in New York City. Start checking off your Christmas list. This is a perfect gift for any design aficionado. 

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eBay Holiday Capsule Collection Designer: Jonathan Adler
Today we’re thrilled to post our conversation with Jonathan Adler, the 5th Designer for eBay’s Holiday Capsule Collection, to be sold exclusively November 12, 2012 on eBay with fellow design comrades Billy Reid, Ruffian, Chris Benz, Tibi, Steven Alan, and Fallon. Adler has a few magical tricks up his sleeve for securing designer brands on his eBay hunts. You’ll have to read more to find out how…    
Jauretsi: If you had to describe a day in the life of your customer, how would they spend the day ideally?
Jonathan Adler: My ideal customer is an eccentric glamour-puss. I hope, for her sake, that her day involves lots of pampering, a little bit of exercise to keep everything firm, and a kittenish lunch. Then I’m seeing some shopping and… [MORE] a clever ruse to avoid the paparazzi—lots of secret entrances. In the evening, she should have dinner at home prepared by her loving husband and he should give her a gift or two.
Q: When did you first realize you wanted to become a designer?
The first time I used the potter’s wheel when I was twelve at summer camp, I knew I had to do this for a living.
Q: Do you have a specific “aha find” on eBay? What was the item?
I got a gigantic Bjorn Wiinblad bowl that should have been $2,500 for about $200 and it was all because his name was misspelled. So my “aha” moment was that you should always misspell things when searching on eBay. Bjorn Wiinblad is spelled with two I’s and I typed in one.
Q: What are your top 3 fav holiday movies?
This is not gonna’ do much for my street cred, but I must admit that I adore Love Actually. Of course there’s always Mommie Dearest as well, good for a few chuckles at the holidays. And I’m a big fan of Elf, obs.
Q: In terms of online searches, what do you recommend is the most savvy thing or genre to search for on eBay?
1. Misspell it. I am a varsity level speller but, I have discovered that most of the world is not. So I always think about how most people would (mis)spell what I am searching for. You’d be shocked to find the treasures that come up. For example, if you are looking for Bulgari, it wouldn’t hurt to type in Bvlgari as well or if you if you are looking for Bjorn Wiinblad, also search it with one “i.”
2. Bookmark your favorite sellers. If you find a seller who’s assortment you dig, it’s always good to check in and see what new stuff they have.
3. Choose a price and be firm with it. Don’t get sucked into auction mania. It can lead to purchasing regrets.
What is your favorite thing about 2012 so far?
Well, it’s been pretty warm, I’ve lost three pounds (yay!) and I’ve made some really nifty new stuff. And I’ve opened a bunch of new stores. So 2012 has been great.
Q: What is your “go to” get away spot for the holidays? What essential items do you pack in your bags on that escape end of year?
Palm Beach—always. I bring Lacoste shirts and espadrilles and I’m all set.

eBay Holiday Capsule Collection Designer: Jonathan Adler

Today we’re thrilled to post our conversation with Jonathan Adler, the 5th Designer for eBay’s Holiday Capsule Collection, to be sold exclusively November 12, 2012 on eBay with fellow design comrades Billy Reid, Ruffian, Chris Benz, Tibi, Steven Alan, and Fallon. Adler has a few magical tricks up his sleeve for securing designer brands on his eBay hunts. You’ll have to read more to find out how…    

Jauretsi: If you had to describe a day in the life of your customer, how would they spend the day ideally?

Jonathan Adler: My ideal customer is an eccentric glamour-puss. I hope, for her sake, that her day involves lots of pampering, a little bit of exercise to keep everything firm, and a kittenish lunch. Then I’m seeing some shopping and… [MORE] a clever ruse to avoid the paparazzi—lots of secret entrances. In the evening, she should have dinner at home prepared by her loving husband and he should give her a gift or two.

Q: When did you first realize you wanted to become a designer?

The first time I used the potter’s wheel when I was twelve at summer camp, I knew I had to do this for a living.

Q: Do you have a specific “aha find” on eBay? What was the item?

I got a gigantic Bjorn Wiinblad bowl that should have been $2,500 for about $200 and it was all because his name was misspelled. So my “aha” moment was that you should always misspell things when searching on eBay. Bjorn Wiinblad is spelled with two I’s and I typed in one.

Q: What are your top 3 fav holiday movies?

This is not gonna’ do much for my street cred, but I must admit that I adore Love Actually. Of course there’s always Mommie Dearest as well, good for a few chuckles at the holidays. And I’m a big fan of Elf, obs.

Q: In terms of online searches, what do you recommend is the most savvy thing or genre to search for on eBay?

1. Misspell it. I am a varsity level speller but, I have discovered that most of the world is not. So I always think about how most people would (mis)spell what I am searching for. You’d be shocked to find the treasures that come up. For example, if you are looking for Bulgari, it wouldn’t hurt to type in Bvlgari as well or if you if you are looking for Bjorn Wiinblad, also search it with one “i.”

2. Bookmark your favorite sellers. If you find a seller who’s assortment you dig, it’s always good to check in and see what new stuff they have.

3. Choose a price and be firm with it. Don’t get sucked into auction mania. It can lead to purchasing regrets.

What is your favorite thing about 2012 so far?

Well, it’s been pretty warm, I’ve lost three pounds (yay!) and I’ve made some really nifty new stuff. And I’ve opened a bunch of new stores. So 2012 has been great.

Q: What is your “go to” get away spot for the holidays? What essential items do you pack in your bags on that escape end of year?

Palm Beach—always. I bring Lacoste shirts and espadrilles and I’m all set.

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Introducing Seven Designers for eBay’s First Holiday Capsule Collection
"I am obsessed with eBay" says Jonathan Adler, one of the seven designers we’re obsessed with too, so we created a unique capsule collection to be sold exclusively on eBay this Holiday season. Today we’re proud to announce this group collaboration, a first for the eBay family. Here’s the dream team (Top left, clock-wise): Ruffian, Chris Benz, Billy Reid, Tibi, Jonathan Adler, Fallon and Steven Alan. 
There is a total of 40+ items in the collection, to be sold at a “Buy it Now” fixed price (instead of auction pricing). The best part is all items are under $100. Did we mention free… [MORE] shipping for US and International? Keep reading The Inside Source the next two weeks as we’ll be asking each designer about their Holiday inspirations and to show us a peek at their unique goodies. Why these seven designers? It seems each one has their own particular love affair with the eBay closet.
"I’m an avid eBay shopper" says Billy Reid who dips into the vast site to buy pretty things for his home. The designer duo Ruffian use the site as a design resource to develop their "virtual fashion archive". Then there’s Steven Alan. "I’ve always been crazy about tech stuff" gushes Alan, who uses eBay for much different reasons. Back in 1996, Steven was combing eBay for the first ever flip phone, Motorola’s Star TAC. "I was obsessing over it" confesses Steven. There goes that word again. OBSESS. Aww, we feel the same way about each one of them.
Keep your eyes peeled on November 12, 2012, when the Collection drops on eBay. This is just the beginning of a series of Holiday love you’ll see from this creative collective. Stay tuned for more.

Introducing Seven Designers for eBay’s First Holiday Capsule Collection

"I am obsessed with eBay" says Jonathan Adler, one of the seven designers we’re obsessed with too, so we created a unique capsule collection to be sold exclusively on eBay this Holiday season. Today we’re proud to announce this group collaboration, a first for the eBay family. Here’s the dream team (Top left, clock-wise): Ruffian, Chris Benz, Billy Reid, Tibi, Jonathan AdlerFallon and Steven Alan

There is a total of 40+ items in the collection, to be sold at a “Buy it Now” fixed price (instead of auction pricing). The best part is all items are under $100. Did we mention free… [MORE] shipping for US and International? Keep reading The Inside Source the next two weeks as we’ll be asking each designer about their Holiday inspirations and to show us a peek at their unique goodies. Why these seven designers? It seems each one has their own particular love affair with the eBay closet.

"I’m an avid eBay shopper" says Billy Reid who dips into the vast site to buy pretty things for his home. The designer duo Ruffian use the site as a design resource to develop their "virtual fashion archive". Then there’s Steven Alan. "I’ve always been crazy about tech stuff" gushes Alan, who uses eBay for much different reasons. Back in 1996, Steven was combing eBay for the first ever flip phone, Motorola’s Star TAC. "I was obsessing over it" confesses Steven. There goes that word again. OBSESS. Aww, we feel the same way about each one of them.

Keep your eyes peeled on November 12, 2012, when the Collection drops on eBay. This is just the beginning of a series of Holiday love you’ll see from this creative collective. Stay tuned for more.