cheeky, yummy design, envious lifestyle, and a focus on craft. Jonathan starts
FUSE with a love for the design craft.
odd dream and wanted to be a potter. He didn't have any prospects on a career,
so why not? He became his own kind of potter. Bright and bold stuff was where
he started along with optimism and clean design. But, made no money until
opened a store in 1998.
Jonathan's. "It just looks like it is supposed to be that way."
Needlepoint and pottery are cousins in some way and both were in need of new
imagination. This seemed to be the start of something as he continued down the
path of designing everything, applying his complex yet simple view of the craft
of design with a big D. Exemplified in this quote by Jonathan, "Something is
lost when you don't use your paws."
He invented a fictitious muse, "Mrs. Parker this and Mrs. Parker
that." Then, near the end of it all, "I am so over Mrs. Parker, what
is Mr. Parker like?" Well, the restaurant is named: Mr. Parker.
scary as some might have thought. It was beautiful, crafty, amusing and
in the history of mankind." -- Jonathan Adler.