2013 October Archive

Tennis + Saving Schindlers Start with Love

By: Rose Apodaca

As if the producer known as Danger Mouse hasn’t already proven a music hot shot, as Brian Burton with a racquet, he and doubles partner Stephen Gaghan, the critically acclaimed screenwriter-director, showed they also know their way around a court by taking the top prize at last weekend’s inaugural tennis invitational to benefit the nonprofit […]

The Art of Dining

By: Rose Apodaca

There are few luxuries we prize more in life than a meal with good food and good talk. As luck would have it, Andy and I get to indulge in such a pleasure more often in a month than our waistlines should bear, and at times under extravagant circumstances. Yet one of the most no-frills […]

Hallow’s Eve Treats

By: Alex Dinari

The only limit to Halloween is imagination. Click through the slide show for a few ideas to have fun with this trick-or-treatin’ season.

Main Draw This Saturday: MAK Games 2013

By: Rose Apodaca

Ditch the Halloween blacks for tennis whites this Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, and join us in saving some of the best in L.A. architecture at the MAK Games, the annual match in support of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, a nonprofit hailed for its critically-acclaimed, discipline-crossing programming to conserving and maintaining 3 significant […]

WestEdge Come and Gone

By: Rose Apodaca

The WestEdge Design Fair this last weekend had its moments, but far and above the standout was winning an award from Metropolis Magazine for the Karimoku New Standard Collection showcased in the A+R booth. Karimoku was among the 8 incredible lines, many of them new to North America, which we presented during the 4-day design […]

A+R Toy Lab at Crafting Community

By: Rose Apodaca

From a food truck for toddlers to magnetic blocks to a tiny wood recreation of Paris, we’ve tried to create a world of magic and creativity for the more than 200 kids playing at the A+R Toy Lab this weekend at Crafting Community, the weekend escape at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. And what joy […]

A Piñata Called Bingo?

By: Rose Apodaca

What do you get when you cross a bingo game with a piñata? If you’re one of the 300-plus guests attending this weekend’s Crafting Community camp at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, it’s one of a dozen super-duper prizes. During the opening fiesta party tonight, what’s sure to be a rollicking session of bingo will […]

Crafting Community is on A+R

By: Rose Apodaca

As we pack up the robots and kites and magnetic blocks for this weekend’s roving A+R Toy Lab at the Technicolor camp for kids and parents in the desert that is Crafting Community, we’re also rolling out a designated Crafting Community page at our online shop. All the cool toys we’ve collected for Toy Lab […]

Stepping It Up

By: Emily Chang

Catching Rick Owens’ spring 2014 “Vicious” collection online Thursday night, I was struck by a strangely enlightening feeling when I watched. Here I was, ensconced in my apartment in Minneapolis, which is geographically nowhere near Paris, and this 11-minute distraction from studying human DNA gave me an entirely mind-blowing sense of an evolution under foot. […]

WestEdge Puts Designs on the West Coast

By: Rose Apodaca

You’re invited this week, Oct. 3-6, to join us at the inaugural WestEdge Design Fair happening at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Hit design seminars and workshops, culinary demos, book signings and a celebrity-hosted opening-night benefit for Heal the Bay. Among the 150 international brands selected to showcase at the four-day trade and consumer […]