Jonathan Adler

What impressed Jonathan Adler in the first challenge.

on Jan 31, 2007

Wow, first episode. I honestly had no idea what to expect and, because the scale of the production was so meshugena, I don't think anyone had any idea what to expect. I've known Margaret and Kelly and Todd forever. Todd, actually, gave me one of my first big breaks as a potter back in the day. I did a custom line of pottery for him years ago, and he's always been super supportive. Margaret has published my work in the pages of Elle Decor and I adore her. Kelly's a fantastic decorator and she's j'adorable so I knew that I would have a blast with my fellow judges -- we're all very sisterly. But, I didn't think about how gorgeous they all are! When Margaret and Kelly emerged from their dressing rooms looking like supermodels and Todd all cute in his adult-toddler-chic ensembles, I realized that I had to tart myself up a bit just to keep up with the Joneses. So, I decided to rock a pocket square throughout the series for a little Peacock-ish je ne sais quoi. Yes, for all of you who were wondering how I decided to wear a pocket square, that's how it happened. Fascinating.