JONATHAN ADLER: A Merry Chrismukkah

A household name for his Mod decorative ceramics and textiles, Jonathan Adler becomes a minimalist this time each year. "I had a pretty classic Jewish upbringing: Go to the movies and have Chinese food on Christmas Day, while Hanukkah was an eight-day extravaganza where we were so fixated on the gifts that decorating didn't matter," he says. Now, he is making up for lost time. "I am a convert to Chrismukkah. I'm Jewish, my boyfriend is gentile and our dog, Liberace, is a pagan," says the designer, author of the new coffee-table book "My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living." Living on the ninth floor of a prewar apartment building in New...