Behind the Scenes at A+R Archive

We’re hiring…

By: Andy and Rose

FULL-TIME Design Adviser with EXPERIENCE in SALES and CUSTOMER SERVICE is sought for a growing Independent Modern Design Resource with a Showroom catering to Consumers and Trade in Los Angeles (in between Hollywood and Mid-Wilshire; soon in Downtown LA). Only candidates who are highly motivated, self-disciplined, career-minded, require a FULL-TIME schedule and can work weekends […]

Valentine’s 2017

By: Rose Apodaca

Edition 7 of the annual Valentine’s card is an ode to values we hold dear, both personally and professionally. EQUALITY: He might be a white male, but Andy champions equal rights and respect for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race or faith. TRUTH: As a career journalist before founding A+R, Rose upholds fact-based […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Farewell Venice…

By: Rose Apodaca

After 7 watershed years on Abbot Kinney, the time has come for A+R to relocate into a larger location that can best accommodate our next phase. The Venice address of A+R is set to close its doors on April 26. We’ve been thrilled to be a part of the renaissance on this once-sleepy, one of […]

You Say Tomato, I Say Gazpacho

By: Rose Apodaca

This just might be my favorite time of year, in large part because the most delicious, most colorful heirloom tomatoes are available. With any luck, they are over ripe for the picking, too, at my farmer’s market (Andy and I shop the Hollywood one, as you followers on our Instagram account know all too well!). […]

By: Rose Apodaca

That’s right, #AplusR is now hiring. Interested? We are looking for a stellar, career-minded individual to join the team at A+R in our Abbot Kinney location. Full and part-time candidates will be considered. We are looking for: A detail-oriented self starter; An unparalleled ability to sell, sell sell; A top-notch “can-do” work ethic; Knowledge and/or […]

Coachella Part 2: A+R Social Media Manager Alex Dinari Counts Down His Festival Top 5

By: Alex Dinari

This Disclosure/Outkast/Lorde/Banks/Pharrel fan is trekking out to the Coachella Polo fields for a weekend of musical debauchery. I keep my luggage lean and simple but these essentials are always on.