Awards Archive

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oscar Night? We’ll Be Shouting For “Fresh Guacamole”!

By: Rose Apodaca

What does it to take to be an Oscar contender? One-hundred-five seconds. Or so it is in the talented hands of the animator who, under the nom de animación Pes, created the cheeky “Fresh Guacamole.” The 1 minute-45-second stop-action short, which was painstakingly created without computer effects, also has the distinction of the shortest film […]

Little Chapel On The Prairie

By: Rose Apodaca

Congratulations to A+R Venice local John Umbanhowar, his firm partner Scott Hughes and their team at Hughesumbanhowar Architects for a recent triple threat of awards for the reimagined Prairie Chapel in Dennison, MN, the completed this autumn. From the prestigious American Institute of Architects, there was a Design Honor Award from the Florida chapter (where […]