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In Pixelated Color with Cristian Zuzunaga

By: Rose Apodaca

“The pixel is the icon of our time,” declares the Barcelona-born designer Cristian Zuzunaga. Certainly, with the elemental pattern in his command, he more than makes his argument with an expanding range of décor and fashion products realized in his signature graphic Technicolor textiles that are fast raising the 30-something designer to icon status. Digital […]

When Design Just Clic’s….

By: Alex Dinari

I like a naked iPhone. Apple created a thing of beauty when it came to the iPhone, so it takes something special for me to cover it up. But at first sight, it’s hard not to love the Clic Wood iPhone Case from Native Union .The contrast between natural wood and the vibrant colored plastic or […]

White Hot

By: Rose Apodaca

Maybe it was the 81-degree weather by 8 o’clock this morning, but I craved the crispness of white today. Normally clad in black, I slipped into an over-sized white shirt, a recent acquisition from the COS for Opening Ceremony collab. On my feet, my comfy white Puma ballet slipper-like sneakers, and on my nose my […]

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 […]

Diamond Life on Pop Sugar

By: Alex Dinari

When it comes to host gifts, while a bottle of vino is always welcome, we have to agree with Pop Sugar in the vid below, that a little something more inspired can ensure an encore invitation. Pop Sugar Home Editor Miranda Jones selected 5 Best Hostess Gifts, including one of our faves, the beechwood Round […]

Be Our Guest! How to Score Free Tickets

By: Rose Apodaca

Get within 3 Mayor Sofas of Barbara Streisand this Thursday night at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar during the opening night soirée for the new WestEdge Design Fair. The Oct. 3 party benefits one of our favorite nonprofits, Heal the Bay. Streisand is among the bold-faced host committee holding court, among fellow hosts such as interior designers […]

Wish Upon A…

By: Rose Apodaca

I was just reviewing the A+R Wishlist supplied by Gregory of Epic Supreme, the creative and IT designer of our A+R blog. It got me thinking: what would my A+R Wishlist look like? What would yours? Our Wishlist is a great way to share exactly what you want with the generous friends and family in […]

How Do You Live With That?: 1600 Vine

By: Rose Apodaca

In this edition of HDYLWT, we visit 1600 Vine in Hollywood, a luxury apartment complex, and specifically 1 of 4 units designed and staged by 8 ASID interior designers. The project was part of the recent Los Angeles Design Festival and Dwell Labs/LA, and a partnership among Dwell Media, LLC and Klein Financial. Interior designer […]

West Side Home Tour 2013

By: Conor Ford

We’re thrilled to serve as the box office this Saturday morning for the West side leg of the hotly anticipated Dwell on Design Home Tours series. Five homes in A+R West’s backyard, nestled in the beach-side communities of Venice and Santa Monica and selected by Dwell Magazine editors, will open their doors to some 500 […]

ICFF Recap: Persistence of Memory

By: Rose Apodaca

So much to see, and in so little time. Extended as the weekend was for us in New York, hitting everything we wanted to see during the design fair anchored by ICFF required a measure of fortitude, strategy, wit and equal parts caffeine and cocktails. Only two of our four fast and furious days were […]