Kids Archive

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 […]

#LaPetiteAplusR #Giveaway! (Hashtag That?)

By: Rose Apodaca

In celebration of our partnership La Petit Magazine, we holding a giveaway to win editor-in-chief #RachelleFrancey‘s favorite #FlipTable by @Menu and @Normarchitects. And it’s all on Instagram! How to Win: 1. Follow @aplusrdesign @kenziepoo (that’s Rachelle) on #Instagram. 2. Repost this image and comment by telling us where in your home you would feature your […]

Wishing You Love, Laughter+Candy Hearts

By: Rose Apodaca

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

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 […]

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 […]