Coachella Part 1: A+R Manager Conor Ford’s Top 5 Festival Hits

By: Conor Ford

It’s that time of year again for the mass exodus to the desert know as the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. I’m looking forward to catching most of this first weekend’s lineup—specifically Outkast, Disclosure and Banks. While the polo fields are trampled under the hordes of tent dwellers, I plan to enjoy the weekend in […]

High Kicks

By: Rose Apodaca

Sneakers have lone been an integral part of street style, and as prices continue to skyrocket for an original, pristine pair of Air Jordans, it should comes as no surprise that sneaker heads—especially those with careers that depend on their appearance as much as anything—would help fuel the current obsession in fashion circles for designer […]

Can’t Beat It

By: Rose Apodaca

If you’ve been eyeing the Drum Table by Bend Goods, now is the time to get it. Between now and March 30, our pals at the L.A.-based company our extending 20% off. Check them out at either of our locations, on La Brea or Abbot Kinney, or online.

Caffeinated Cinema

By: Caroline Walkup

Never thought Matthew McConaughey or Sandra Bullock would ever come close to your kisser?  Think again. Espresso epicureans Illy have brewed some Oscar buzz with the coffee art project, led by barista and coffee-artist Michael Breach. Both bizarre and strangely fabulous are the espresso designs featuring this year’s Academy Awards Best Picture Nominees. If Michael’s […]

David Trubridge Goes to the Oscars…Sort of.

By: Rose Apodaca

And the winner is.. Some of our David Trubridge pendants lit up this Academy Awards weekend, specifically an environmentally “Eco Oscar” lounge at The Beverly Hilton. The New Zealand-based designer is committed to Mother Earth by way of his use of bamboo—a renewable resource—and manufacturing and packaging techniques. Most of the lighting is delivered to […]

RSVP Now: An Evening with Norm.Architects

By: Rose Apodaca

We’re thrilled to be hosting an evening with the truly renaissance duo behind the Copenhagen design house Norm Architects Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen+Kasper Rønn. Please join us on March 6, from 7 to 9 pm, the La Brea location of A+R. And receive 15% off all Norm-designed products! Limited space: rsvp@aplusrstore.com

Wishing You Love, Laughter+Candy Hearts

By: Rose Apodaca

From the entire A+R Team and Andy+Rose and daughter Nina Noo…

Valentine’s Crush: We’ve Got You Covered

By: Caroline Walkup

Red roses? Heart-shaped balloons? Think outside the (chocolate) box on this holiday of hearts. There’s no need to rush into the corner drugstore for last-minute bonbons or a teddy bear. Show your affection—and a little more imagination—with any one or more of these heart-skipping alternatives from A+R. Scroll through the slide show for a few […]

Join Us: Art, Rugs+One Love

By: Rose Apodaca

Tonight A+R joins in the “One Love” showcase featuring one-off hand-painted rugs by “street” artists such as Kenny Scharf, Gregory Siff and others at Woven Accents. We shed some of the light, literally, by loaning out some of our standout lighting. With a live painting performance, the opening night party should be a hoot. See […]

Colors of Fall 2014 According to Pantone

By: Rose Apodaca

It’s still 3 seasons away, yet fall is already on the minds and runways of those who make a living considering how our own lives will look then. Color is a driving factor, and all worlds of design—be it furniture or fashion—turn to that universal Oz of all hues making up the rainbow, Pantone. With […]

“Puppy Love” for Our Super Bowl Beauty

By: Rose Apodaca

Who are we routing for this Super Bowl Sunday? A+R friend Melissa Keller—a.k.a. as Mrs. Artigas, the beautiful other half of Artless designer Alex Artigas and sister-in-law to jewelry designing sisters Tere and Gabriela Artigas. (Both Artless and Gabriela Artigas are much loved at A+R…come to think of it, so is the entire Artigas family, […]