discover the photographer behind jonathan adler’s inspirations: slim aarons

We get a lot of emails from the busy bees over at Jonathan Adler, but this one was definitely the highlight of our day. The man who has brought everyday mod to American life is now selling the artwork of one of his inspirations: Slim Aarons. Slim Aarons began his career as a combat photographer in World War II but afterwards moved to Hollywood and became known for capturing the lifestyles of the rich, famous, and fabulously chic. You must click over to Adler’s site to peruse the collection, even if you can’t spring $1200 for a collectible print. One of our favorites is above, Truman Capote at home. We want to know the story about the exotic scarf tacked on the wall above the couch of his Brooklyn Heights apartment. It’s the kind of intimacy you so rarely see in today’s super-staged, always-ready world. Visit to see more of Slim Aarons’ work.

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I’ve always loved Jonathan Adler, now I have a new love, Slim Aarons! The Truman Capote home is sensational.