Los Angeles Archive

Preview the New A+R @ROWDTLA

By: Rose Apodaca

Join us in celebrating the opening of our new downtown Los Angeles showroom, June 9 from 6-9 pm. In conjunction with the LA Design Festival, the Friday evening soiree is a chance for a first-hand peek inside our grandest space to date.

Something About the Girl: Audrey Bernstein

By: Rose Apodaca

Audrey Bernstein is a phoenix with a life defined by no shortage of surprising ways to dazzle. From Manhattan to Hollywood, Audrey’s turns as nightlife impresario, organic baker (before there was such a thing), lifestyle blogger (ditto), event engineer, snowboarder titlist and now this, jazz singer, are only a few of the hats she’s donned, […]

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 […]

Main Draw This Saturday: MAK Games 2013

By: Rose Apodaca

Ditch the Halloween blacks for tennis whites this Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, and join us in saving some of the best in L.A. architecture at the MAK Games, the annual match in support of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, a nonprofit hailed for its critically-acclaimed, discipline-crossing programming to conserving and maintaining 3 significant […]

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. […]

The Grass Is Always Greener In L.A.

By: Rose Apodaca

Congratulations to Team Eric Garcetti for all its grassroots efforts in getting our fair city’s new mayor elected. And thank you to A+R pal and man of many talents (photographer, director and deejay) Kiino Villand for sharing his portrait of the newly elected mayor with us. In celebration of this new era in town, Kiino […]

A Celebration of Design+Architecture in L.A.

By: Conor Ford

It’s becoming more and more apparent that Los Angeles is emerging as a mecca for both design and architecture. And may I say, rightfully so. Angelenos have long reveled in the unique mix of historic and contemporary design that our diverse city offers. Each neighborhood, enclave and district offering its own unique architecture, look and […]

Articulating 3D Printing

By: Rose Apodaca

For all the gobsmacking developments in 3D printing, executing something with all the ever-shifting suppleness of fabric has been as much a challenge for the design engineer as it has the fashion designer. How to sinter nylon powder into, say, a dress that actually responds to the natural movements and physical curves of the wearer […]