Celebrating A Life in Color: Deborah Sussman

By: Rose Apodaca

Fearless strokes of vermilion, turquoise, fuchsia and ochre flushed the visual identities of everything Deborah Sussman realized during her 60-plus years of creative output—from fashion brands to the 1984 Olympics—and both the entities she defined with her joyful strain of supergraphics and those of us who experienced it were transformed for the better for it. […]

Win Umbra Shift!

By: Rose Apodaca

To celebrate the new Umbra Shift Collection Umbra, we’ve partnered up with our Toront0-based pals at Umbra to giveaway the novel Hanger Chair by Philippe Malouin (a $250 value!) plus other pieces from the capsule debut. To enter: 1) Post an arty pic of your fave piece of modern design at home or work—whether it’s […]

Play Hooky with A+R and the LA Design Festival

By: Rose Apodaca

While “Global Design.Edited.” might be our motto at A+R, that definitely includes the prime finds being designed and made right in our hometown of Los Angeles. In conjunction with the LA Design Festival, which culminates after a wonderful 2-week run this Sunday, we will be among the many open studios and shops celebrating the LADF’s […]

In Pixelated Color with Cristian Zuzunaga

By: Rose Apodaca

“The pixel is the icon of our time,” declares the Barcelona-born designer Cristian Zuzunaga. Certainly, with the elemental pattern in his command, he more than makes his argument with an expanding range of décor and fashion products realized in his signature graphic Technicolor textiles that are fast raising the 30-something designer to icon status. Digital […]

Great Google! A+R in Surround Vision

By: Paris Collins

Forward design meets forward technology in the 360-degree tour of businesses now on google.com and featuring Andy and Rose. We at A+R are excited to be a part of this new marketing strategy available as Google Maps Business View. The program gives web browsers the opportunity to virtually step into our store from the comfort […]

When Design Just Clic’s….

By: Alex Dinari

I like a naked iPhone. Apple created a thing of beauty when it came to the iPhone, so it takes something special for me to cover it up. But at first sight, it’s hard not to love the Clic Wood iPhone Case from Native Union .The contrast between natural wood and the vibrant colored plastic or […]

White Hot

By: Rose Apodaca

Maybe it was the 81-degree weather by 8 o’clock this morning, but I craved the crispness of white today. Normally clad in black, I slipped into an over-sized white shirt, a recent acquisition from the COS for Opening Ceremony collab. On my feet, my comfy white Puma ballet slipper-like sneakers, and on my nose my […]

How to Wow Mom, Yours or Someone Else’s

By: Paris Collins

While flowers are lovely for Mother’s Day, why not wow mom this Sunday, May 11, with gifts that are outside the box? To wit, the Nomess Copenhagen “Personal” Balsabox is a start. So are the picks featured here from the A+R team. Scroll through to shop, or pop into one of our 2 locations in […]

Be My Guest as I Moderate: Designing with Art

By: Rose Apodaca

An art lover, I’ve never been one to advocate that any work be shoehorned into a color scheme: a Jackson Pollack because it matches the confetti-colored sofa? (To wit, I also don’t care for matching my toe and finger nail lacquer shades.) Yet art, the art you want to proudly enjoy in your home or […]

Coachella Part 2: A+R Social Media Manager Alex Dinari Counts Down His Festival Top 5

By: Alex Dinari

This Disclosure/Outkast/Lorde/Banks/Pharrel fan is trekking out to the Coachella Polo fields for a weekend of musical debauchery. I keep my luggage lean and simple but these essentials are always on.

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 […]