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Cintra Wilson's first Critical Shopper column in the wake of JC Penneygate is a love letter to Jonathan Adler's new store on Atlantic Avenue. "Mr. Adler’s inspirational wellspring seems to be the happiest Kodak moments of childhood. It’s that photo when you’re caught in midair, jumping on your parents’ bed with your mouth wide open, your front teeth missing, your tongue electric-blue from eating a whole box of dry Jell-O and your eyes rolling back in ecstasy because you’ve just sung your way down to 78 bottles of beer on the wall and your favorite baby sitter wants to strangle you. His housewares suggest that this behavior must continue as long we are alive and it is physically possible." [NYT]