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!). […]

#LaPetiteAplusR #Giveaway! (Hashtag That?)

By: Rose Apodaca

In celebration of our partnership La Petit Magazine, we holding a giveaway to win editor-in-chief #RachelleFrancey‘s favorite #FlipTable by @Menu and @Normarchitects. And it’s all on Instagram! How to Win: 1. Follow @aplusrdesign @kenziepoo (that’s Rachelle) on #Instagram. 2. Repost this image and comment by telling us where in your home you would feature your […]

By: Rose Apodaca

That’s right, #AplusR is now hiring. Interested? We are looking for a stellar, career-minded individual to join the team at A+R in our Abbot Kinney location. Full and part-time candidates will be considered. We are looking for: A detail-oriented self starter; An unparalleled ability to sell, sell sell; A top-notch “can-do” work ethic; Knowledge and/or […]

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 […]