Party at the Net with MAK Games 2015

By: Rose Apodaca

Recline inside a James Turrell? Watch Maroon 5’s James Valentine in a match with Lester Cook, among other tennis pros, architects and creatives, on an infinity court against the L.A. skyline? Scarf Coolhaus?! Yep, these are only a few of the joys at one of our fave annual fundraisers, this Saturday’s #MAKGames, taking place at […]

Something About the Girl: Audrey Bernstein

By: Rose Apodaca

Audrey Bernstein is a phoenix with a life defined by no shortage of surprising ways to dazzle. From Manhattan to Hollywood, Audrey’s turns as nightlife impresario, organic baker (before there was such a thing), lifestyle blogger (ditto), event engineer, snowboarder titlist and now this, jazz singer, are only a few of the hats she’s donned, […]

Two Legends, One Night

By: Rose Apodaca

Cannot wait to party tonight with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the kindred spirits behind the Los Angeles Design Festival, who will honoring a force within the design community (to be announced!) with this year’s ICON Award at Frank Lloyd Wright’s stunning Hollyhock House, which just reopened this Spring. Hollyhock is Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles […]

Introducing…INTRO/LA

By: Rose Apodaca

The swiftest dose of design this weekend! Visit A+R and our design friends—from New Zealand, Denmark, even L.A.—this weekend only at the inaugural INTRO/LA. Whether you’re on your way to Dwell on Design, or trying to stay away from the hubbub of downtown, do swing by the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake. We’re […]

Fried Nightingale Anyone?

By: Rose Apodaca

Ok, so we admit it. Our adventures in design are also an excuse to dine well. As we carefully choreograph all the satellite shows surrounding ICFF in New York this weekend, we’re also squeezing in delicious respites. Hey, we gotta eat! A repast dejour during our Brooklyn tour will either be the Vietnamese nosh at […]

Building Style

By: Rose Apodaca

With the real Guggenheim in our sights during our visit May 14-18 for New York City’s annual design fest, we want to share how absolutely mad we are for the architectural models by Brit brothers Robert and Gavin Paisley. Ok, so as Angelenos, we’re especially smitten for their Hollywood Bowl and Hollyhock House (near our […]

Join Moby, Shepard Fairey+Me for the Zeitguide

By: Rose Apodaca

I hope you will take the time this Wednesday, May 6, from 7-9 p.m. to join Moby, Shepard Fairey and yours truly in a panel helmed by our friend Brad Grossman, who’s taken the uber inquisitiveness that made him Brian Grazer’s right hand guide for so many years and in 2008 finally founded the Zeitguide, […]

Farewell Venice…

By: Rose Apodaca

After 7 watershed years on Abbot Kinney, the time has come for A+R to relocate into a larger location that can best accommodate our next phase. The Venice address of A+R is set to close its doors on April 26. We’ve been thrilled to be a part of the renaissance on this once-sleepy, one of […]

A+R Toy Lab Returns!

By: Rose Apodaca

Forget Coachella. The most inspired, imaginative, kaleidoscope-crazy trip into the desert is back—and it’s all about kids and crafts. Oh, and the A+R Toy Lab, back for a third round of the coolest camp in the universe. If you’ve never experienced Crafting Community, get set to blow your Mod Podge. The weekend at the Ace […]

Holiday Fun on Abbot Kinney

By: Rose Apodaca

Join us this weekend for snow, song and Santa! Rain’s gone in Los Angeles, and the sun is out for the annual Holiday Stroll and Santa Fest on Abbot Kinney in Venice. It all starts with a holiday edition of First Friday, kicking off at 5 p.m. Food trucks, special shopping and the caroling Tinseltones […]

Hui! Meet David Trubridge

By: Rose Apodaca

David Trubridge brings his touring Hui to A+R. A hui is Māori for social gathering, and a nod to the myths, legends and beauty of New Zealand, which inspires David’s iconic eco-conscious work and which the Brit-born designer has called home for years. David will be drawing from his talks for TEDx and SXSW for […]