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 […]

MAK Games Rallies Champs in Tennis+Architecture

By: Rose Apodaca

Watch musician Gavin Rossdale and actor/director Timothy Olyphant go racquet to racquet on the spectacular court of the John Lautner-designed Sheats/Goldstein Residence this Sunday, October 12, in an afternoon of tennis, bbq, cocktails and saving part of LA’s architectural legacy that is the MAK Games. At stake—besides a gorgeous trophy at day’s end—is the ongoing […]

An Illuminating Eve with Lee Broom

By: Rose Apodaca

While the night was about the stunning new marble collection making its stateside premiere, one guest was particularly thrilled about the crystal, specifically the now-iconic Crystal LED Bulb she won and had designer Lee Broom autograph. The Nouveau Rebel Collection that just unveiled last month at the London Design Festival was the excuse for  the […]

RSVP Now: Lee Broom Live 10/2

By: Rose Apodaca

Join us this Thursday, October 2, at A+R La Brea for a rare West Coast visit by London design star Lee Broom. The evening marks the North American debut of “Nouveau Rebel,” the critically acclaimed collection that was unveiled late last month at the London Design Festival. “I named the collection Nouveau Rebel as it […]

You Say Tomato, I Say Gazpacho

By: Rose Apodaca

This just might be my favorite time of year, in large part because the most delicious, most colorful heirloom tomatoes are available. With any luck, they are over ripe for the picking, too, at my farmer’s market (Andy and I shop the Hollywood one, as you followers on our Instagram account know all too well!). […]