Los Angeles 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.

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 […]

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 […]

Building Style

By: Rose Apodaca

With the real Guggenheim in our sights during our visit May 14-18 for New York City’s annual design fest, we want to share how absolutely mad we are for the architectural models by Brit brothers Robert and Gavin Paisley. Ok, so as Angelenos, we’re especially smitten for their Hollywood Bowl and Hollyhock House (near our […]

Celebrating A Life in Color: Deborah Sussman

By: Rose Apodaca

Fearless strokes of vermilion, turquoise, fuchsia and ochre flushed the visual identities of everything Deborah Sussman realized during her 60-plus years of creative output—from fashion brands to the 1984 Olympics—and both the entities she defined with her joyful strain of supergraphics and those of us who experienced it were transformed for the better for it. […]

Play Hooky with A+R and the LA Design Festival

By: Rose Apodaca

While “Global Design.Edited.” might be our motto at A+R, that definitely includes the prime finds being designed and made right in our hometown of Los Angeles. In conjunction with the LA Design Festival, which culminates after a wonderful 2-week run this Sunday, we will be among the many open studios and shops celebrating the LADF’s […]

Join Us: Art, Rugs+One Love

By: Rose Apodaca

Tonight A+R joins in the “One Love” showcase featuring one-off hand-painted rugs by “street” artists such as Kenny Scharf, Gregory Siff and others at Woven Accents. We shed some of the light, literally, by loaning out some of our standout lighting. With a live painting performance, the opening night party should be a hoot. See […]

We Heart Tory Burch: A+R as seen on TB Blog!

By: Rose Apodaca

Already fans of the striking magazin-blog that design powerhouse Tory Burch and her team do, we were tickled to be showcased in her ongoing feature on entrepreneurs and as part of her “L.A. Issue,” marking the opening of her latest store in town, this one on Rodeo Drive. Suffice it to say, Tory doesn’t do […]

You’re Invited! Deborah Sussman Opening

By: Rose Apodaca

Mark your calendar and get ready to clean your palette of all the holiday tinsel: the landmark Deborah Sussman retrospective at Woodbury University’s WuHo Gallery finally opens this Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m. See you there. Follow the installation and updates here.

Help Us Love Deborah Sussman Love L.A.

By: Rose Apodaca

A splash of green is needed, and fast, to paint a full picture of one of the most influential American graphic artists, Deborah Sussman. Called the queen of color, Deborah’s joyfully vibrant supergraphics and visual vocabulary (a standout is the program she designed for the 1984 Olympics), have created a graphic lexicon that continues to […]