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Valentine’s 2017

By: Rose Apodaca

Edition 7 of the annual Valentine’s card is an ode to values we hold dear, both personally and professionally. EQUALITY: He might be a white male, but Andy champions equal rights and respect for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race or faith. TRUTH: As a career journalist before founding A+R, Rose upholds fact-based […]

Win This Light!

By: Rose Apodaca

In celebration of David Trubridge kicking off his U.S. Hui tour at A+R, we are giving away one of his most iconic designs, the Floral Pendant Light. “I photographed this beautiful flower on the Bibulman track in Western Australia,” says the New Zealand-based designer of this spin on his ball-shaped lamps based on the geometric […]

BE RIGHT BACK!

By: Rose Apodaca

Please return here shortly for stories and more from Planet A+R!

Fried Nightingale Anyone?

By: Rose Apodaca

Ok, so we admit it. Our adventures in design are also an excuse to dine well. As we carefully choreograph all the satellite shows surrounding ICFF in New York this weekend, we’re also squeezing in delicious respites. Hey, we gotta eat! A repast dejour during our Brooklyn tour will either be the Vietnamese nosh at […]

An Illuminating Eve with Lee Broom

By: Rose Apodaca

While the night was about the stunning new marble collection making its stateside premiere, one guest was particularly thrilled about the crystal, specifically the now-iconic Crystal LED Bulb she won and had designer Lee Broom autograph. The Nouveau Rebel Collection that just unveiled last month at the London Design Festival was the excuse for  the […]

You Say Tomato, I Say Gazpacho

By: Rose Apodaca

This just might be my favorite time of year, in large part because the most delicious, most colorful heirloom tomatoes are available. With any luck, they are over ripe for the picking, too, at my farmer’s market (Andy and I shop the Hollywood one, as you followers on our Instagram account know all too well!). […]

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 […]

RSVP Now: An Evening with Norm.Architects

By: Rose Apodaca

We’re thrilled to be hosting an evening with the truly renaissance duo behind the Copenhagen design house Norm Architects Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen+Kasper Rønn. Please join us on March 6, from 7 to 9 pm, the La Brea location of A+R. And receive 15% off all Norm-designed products! Limited space: rsvp@aplusrstore.com

Observing A Day With(out) Art: World AIDS Day with L.A. Eyeworks

By: Rose Apodaca

For a song, we can come together to consider what a day without art would be…and most significantly, a day without the mind-blowing artists who’ve been compromised or lost to HIV and AIDS. For 24 years, December 1 has been observed as a Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day. And for just as many years, the […]

Give the Host the Most

By: Rose Apodaca

With the season of invitations officially upon us, consider bringing the hosts something other than a potted poinsettia or bottle of plonk. Instead, show them how clever they were to invite you in the first place with one of these gift ideas, newly at A+R.