The R+A Behind A+R

By: Andy and Rose

As we mark this winter 2015-2016 season by celebrating a decade of A+R, it’s telling in this age of Amazonian retailers and “boutique” brands backed by VC’s, that there are always clients surprised to learn that there really is someone behind the “A”—Andy Griffith—and the “R”—Rose Apodaca. (Yep, and we count on an amazing team […]

Opening in A+R’s La Brea Showroom

By: Rose Apodaca

We are hiring. A+R is seeking a highly motivated, self-disciplined, full-time Design Adviser with experience in sales and customer service. A background in management or desire to grow into this responsibility is welcome, as opportunities become available at our fast-growing business. Celebrating a decade in retail design this year, A+R has developed into an internationally […]

You’re Invited: A Conversation with Dana Thomas

By: Andy and Rose

A+R’s Rose Apodaca will be in conversation with Dana Thomas, journalist and New York Times best-selling author on her latest book, Gods and Kings: the Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. Join us Tuesday, November 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. inside the screening room at the Soho House in West Hollywood […]

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By: Rose Apodaca

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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, […]