2013 April Archive

Fired Up: A Garden Goes To Pots

By: Rose Apodaca

If imitation can be absolved as flattery, then may we be forgiven for wanting to assemble our own sitting wall of clay pots in our humble back yard in Los Angeles, a 3-hour flight from the original in the back of a Modernist landmark in Mexico City. Eight hundred hand-turned, diamond-shaped clay pots, some topped […]

Arquitectura, Diseño y Mezcal

By: Rose Apodaca

Secrets are always best shared with the clink of glasses. So it was, clasping a tube of mezcal, that Andy and I entered a secret garden, well, more of a lush urban jungle, at the dead end of a gritty street named after General Francisco Ramírez in the Tacubaya quarter, just below Chapultepec Park, during […]

A+R is in Vogue

By: Conor Ford

This week A+R graced the glossy screen of Vogue.com in a roundup highlighting what it calls “the ten most fashionable people, places and things on the west coast.” As the only design source to make the “California Cool” list, we are humbled and honored to represent the left coast in such high fashion. Vogue editors […]

A VIP Lunch at Cucina Nina Clemente

By: Rose Apodaca

Will work for food. That might as well be my motto. Andy can certainly have his way when he puts his extensive cooking talents to work (which, admittedly, is nightly…OK, the cooking—not having his way!). And so it came, with the promise of dinner, that one of our favorite people, Nina Clemente, came calling one […]

A Celebration of Design+Architecture in L.A.

By: Conor Ford

It’s becoming more and more apparent that Los Angeles is emerging as a mecca for both design and architecture. And may I say, rightfully so. Angelenos have long reveled in the unique mix of historic and contemporary design that our diverse city offers. Each neighborhood, enclave and district offering its own unique architecture, look and […]