2013 November Archive

Give the Host the Most

By: Rose Apodaca

With the season of invitations officially upon us, consider bringing the hosts something other than a potted poinsettia or bottle of plonk. Instead, show them how clever they were to invite you in the first place with one of these gift ideas, newly at A+R.

Help Us Love Deborah Sussman Love L.A.

By: Rose Apodaca

A splash of green is needed, and fast, to paint a full picture of one of the most influential American graphic artists, Deborah Sussman. Called the queen of color, Deborah’s joyfully vibrant supergraphics and visual vocabulary (a standout is the program she designed for the 1984 Olympics), have created a graphic lexicon that continues to […]

Nearly Extinct?

By: Rose Apodaca

Animal Parade! This menagerie of organic felt animals just in at our Abbot Kinney location, and these will be the last for a while as maker Iris Savir is relocating her brood to Costa Rica this month. A+R will miss you Iris! When this creative walked into our Venice store some five or so years […]

The Perils of Cool: GQ vs AK

By: Rose Apodaca

For better or worse, Abbot Kinney is “the coolest street in America.” It’s a designation bestowed in the last year or so by everyone from Forbes to the foreign press and one that has been met with equal parts pride and dismay. On one end, it has ensured a constant stream of visitors from around […]

Diamond Life on Pop Sugar

By: Alex Dinari

When it comes to host gifts, while a bottle of vino is always welcome, we have to agree with Pop Sugar in the vid below, that a little something more inspired can ensure an encore invitation. Pop Sugar Home Editor Miranda Jones selected 5 Best Hostess Gifts, including one of our faves, the beechwood Round […]