If playing cards only triggers thoughts of your gambling debt, or reminds you of your grandmother's (or mother's — like mine) bridge group that meets every Tuesday and Thursday, I'd have to say, sadly, they've been tainted. Why? Because, have you noticed how aesthetically pleasing the design of the classic card deck is? There's so much graphic goodness in the Queen of Hearts and Ace of Spades — and it should be appreciated at face value. Clearly, Jonathan Adler knows where it's at; the hip-ocity of his Queen and Ace Pillows ($115.50, reduced from $165) kick that image of mom and her gal pals at their round table out of my mind with blunt force. If only they matched my décor . . .
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