A+R Archive

By: Rose Apodaca

That’s right, #AplusR is now hiring. Interested? We are looking for a stellar, career-minded individual to join the team at A+R in our Abbot Kinney location. Full and part-time candidates will be considered. We are looking for: A detail-oriented self starter; An unparalleled ability to sell, sell sell; A top-notch “can-do” work ethic; Knowledge and/or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crafting Community is on A+R

By: Rose Apodaca

As we pack up the robots and kites and magnetic blocks for this weekend’s roving A+R Toy Lab at the Technicolor camp for kids and parents in the desert that is Crafting Community, we’re also rolling out a designated Crafting Community page at our online shop. All the cool toys we’ve collected for Toy Lab […]

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 […]

Put a Cap on the Fourth

By: Alex Dinari

As grills from coast to coast fire up this Fourth of July, we at A+R believe a meatless Independence Day isn’t necessarily unpatriotic. On my grill this supersized of American holidays will be the Portabella mushroom. Available year-round, select Portabellas with a tight underside and light-colored gills. With a mighty Star Spangled Spatula by J. […]

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 […]

Love Large in 2013

By: Rose Apodaca

All of us at A+R (including Nina, our toddler between us here) wish you a rich year filled with optimism and laughter. xAndy+Rose p.s. Thank you to Ramona Rosales, part of the extended A+R family, for taking the care every year to collaborate on the concept and photographing our annual Valentine’s Day card.

Making The List Collective

By: Rose Apodaca

We love a happy surprise, and we got just that this week when we cited in a list of fave resources by fashion editor and writer, Melissa Magsaysay, on one of L.A.’s best neighborhood blogs, The List Collective. Full disclosure: Missy, as she has always been known to yours truly, was on my team both […]