Design Archive

Preview the New A+R @ROWDTLA

By: Rose Apodaca

Join us in celebrating the opening of our new downtown Los Angeles showroom, June 9 from 6-9 pm. In conjunction with the LA Design Festival, the Friday evening soiree is a chance for a first-hand peek inside our grandest space to date.

Art Cleans Up: the Story Behind the Brillo Box

By: Rose Apodaca

Context is everything. On April 21, 1964, Andy Warhol marked his second exhibition by filling the Stable Gallery in New York with pine boxes silk screened exactly like the original boxes he found at his local supermarket packaging Brillo soap, Heinz ketchup, Campbell’s tomato juice, Mott’s apple juice, Kellogg’s cornflakes and Del Monte peach halves. […]

A Shout Out in Wallpaper!

By: Rose Apodaca

Two of our faves in 1 cool feature: Wallpaper Magazine spotlights LeeBroom this weekend, in a feature on the critically acclaimed British designer’s newly opened US flagship in SoHo—and his dedicated space set to debut in A+R’s newest showroom at ROW DTLA. We heralded Lee to North America after meeting him at Salone de Mobile […]

Sale: Pablo Lighting

By: Rose Apodaca

#BeautyMattersHui = 2 LU|HSW Credits

By: Rose Apodaca

Earn 2 LU|HSW credits at “Beauty Matters,” an exploration of aesthetics, design and future environmental sustainability by internationally acclaimed designer David Trubridge. The 35-minute talk, drawn from content from his Tedx and SXSW presentation transcends David’s work and kicks off his 6-city U.S. Hui tour. A hui is Māori  for a social gathering, a nod […]

Win This Light!

By: Rose Apodaca

In celebration of David Trubridge kicking off his U.S. Hui tour at A+R, we are giving away one of his most iconic designs, the Floral Pendant Light. “I photographed this beautiful flower on the Bibulman track in Western Australia,” says the New Zealand-based designer of this spin on his ball-shaped lamps based on the geometric […]

Join Us for “Beauty Matters” + David Trubridge

By: Rose Apodaca

Can design be good design if it is not sustainable and beautiful? Internationally acclaimed designer David Trubridge answers this as part of his latest Hui, a 6-city US tour kicking off at A+R on April 28. Join us to gather, learn and share in this exploration on aesthetics, design and the environment. A hui is […]

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 […]

Opening in A+R’s La Brea Showroom

By: Rose Apodaca

We are hiring. A+R is seeking a highly motivated, self-disciplined, full-time Design Adviser with experience in sales and customer service. A background in management or desire to grow into this responsibility is welcome, as opportunities become available at our fast-growing business. Celebrating a decade in retail design this year, A+R has developed into an internationally […]

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 […]