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David Trubridge Goes to the Oscars…Sort of.

By: Rose Apodaca

And the winner is.. Some of our David Trubridge pendants lit up this Academy Awards weekend, specifically an environmentally “Eco Oscar” lounge at The Beverly Hilton. The New Zealand-based designer is committed to Mother Earth by way of his use of bamboo—a renewable resource—and manufacturing and packaging techniques. Most of the lighting is delivered to […]

Colors of Fall 2014 According to Pantone

By: Rose Apodaca

It’s still 3 seasons away, yet fall is already on the minds and runways of those who make a living considering how our own lives will look then. Color is a driving factor, and all worlds of design—be it furniture or fashion—turn to that universal Oz of all hues making up the rainbow, Pantone. With […]

“Puppy Love” for Our Super Bowl Beauty

By: Rose Apodaca

Who are we routing for this Super Bowl Sunday? A+R friend Melissa Keller—a.k.a. as Mrs. Artigas, the beautiful other half of Artless designer Alex Artigas and sister-in-law to jewelry designing sisters Tere and Gabriela Artigas. (Both Artless and Gabriela Artigas are much loved at A+R…come to think of it, so is the entire Artigas family, […]

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 […]

The Loiz in Winter

By: Rose Apodaca

Of all the end-of-year good wishes we receive, we always look forward to the one by Ben Loiz. This Los Angeles graphic artist never ceases to disappoint with the winsomely considered visuals he conceives each winter, and this season’s gift to those who received his well-wishes via email yesterday is filled with all the meditative […]

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 […]

Oscar Night? We’ll Be Shouting For “Fresh Guacamole”!

By: Rose Apodaca

What does it to take to be an Oscar contender? One-hundred-five seconds. Or so it is in the talented hands of the animator who, under the nom de animación Pes, created the cheeky “Fresh Guacamole.” The 1 minute-45-second stop-action short, which was painstakingly created without computer effects, also has the distinction of the shortest film […]

Has Street Art Finally Jumped The Shark?

By: Rose Apodaca

Was nothing sacred? Had Banksy slipped into a Fjellse bed with Ikea?  As we stood at the entrance of the Ventura Lambrate subway station during the recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, I interrupted my eye roll at the rough black-and-white pasted figures on the granite walls with the realization this was probably just […]