Family Archive

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 […]

Sale: RS Barcelona

By: Rose Apodaca

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 […]

A+R Toy Lab Returns!

By: Rose Apodaca

Forget Coachella. The most inspired, imaginative, kaleidoscope-crazy trip into the desert is back—and it’s all about kids and crafts. Oh, and the A+R Toy Lab, back for a third round of the coolest camp in the universe. If you’ve never experienced Crafting Community, get set to blow your Mod Podge. The weekend at the Ace […]

Holiday Fun on Abbot Kinney

By: Rose Apodaca

Join us this weekend for snow, song and Santa! Rain’s gone in Los Angeles, and the sun is out for the annual Holiday Stroll and Santa Fest on Abbot Kinney in Venice. It all starts with a holiday edition of First Friday, kicking off at 5 p.m. Food trucks, special shopping and the caroling Tinseltones […]

Hui! Meet David Trubridge

By: Rose Apodaca

David Trubridge brings his touring Hui to A+R. A hui is Māori for social gathering, and a nod to the myths, legends and beauty of New Zealand, which inspires David’s iconic eco-conscious work and which the Brit-born designer has called home for years. David will be drawing from his talks for TEDx and SXSW for […]

Wishing You Love, Laughter+Candy Hearts

By: Rose Apodaca

From the entire A+R Team and Andy+Rose and daughter Nina Noo…

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.

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 […]

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 […]