Media Archive

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 […]

Join Moby, Shepard Fairey+Me for the Zeitguide

By: Rose Apodaca

I hope you will take the time this Wednesday, May 6, from 7-9 p.m. to join Moby, Shepard Fairey and yours truly in a panel helmed by our friend Brad Grossman, who’s taken the uber inquisitiveness that made him Brian Grazer’s right hand guide for so many years and in 2008 finally founded the Zeitguide, […]

“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, […]

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.

The Perils of Cool: GQ vs AK

By: Rose Apodaca

For better or worse, Abbot Kinney is “the coolest street in America.” It’s a designation bestowed in the last year or so by everyone from Forbes to the foreign press and one that has been met with equal parts pride and dismay. On one end, it has ensured a constant stream of visitors from around […]

Tune In: Jay-Z’s Art Attack

By: Emily Chang

It’s always so encouraging when creative geniuses are sharing what inspires them with the world. Even more so when it comes on an almost daily basis. Entrepreneur and hip hop mogul Jay-Z is intent on giving the public a piece of his mind with his blog, Life And Times, which covers everything from fashion to […]

A+R is in Vogue

By: Conor Ford

This week A+R graced the glossy screen of in a roundup highlighting what it calls “the ten most fashionable people, places and things on the west coast.” As the only design source to make the “California Cool” list, we are humbled and honored to represent the left coast in such high fashion. Vogue editors […]

Read Up: Zeitguide

By: Rose Apodaca

The first quarter is under our collective belt, yet we’re still soaking up the insight offered in Zeitguide 2013, the inaugural almanac from Grossman & Partners that taps the, er, zeitgeist in everything from finance and fashion to education and advertising. Don’t be thrown by the throwback design of Zeitguide‘s online presence or limited-edition printed […]

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 […]

As Seen On TV: On The “Edge” On KTLA

By: Rose Apodaca

What better way to spend the morning of President’s Day than zapping the hosts on the KTLA Morning News with Jimmyjane’s new Hello Touch? We kept it very clean, of course, referring to it as simply a personal massager. The Touch was among the products featured during my quickie segment on “Edgy Design” on the […]