For all its democratization of spreading the gospel of design, the visual nature of social media impairs a complete picture of its promise, powerfully contends a striking new tome co-helmed by multi-threat Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, founding partner at Norm Architects.
The British capital has well served artists for ages as muse, and for Cristian Zuzunaga, a return to the city of his formative college years has already given rise to a first and, quite possibly, the most towering of projects for the Spanish expat: a mural.
Consider it the highlight of London Design Fest: a trio of British design legends coming together to re-imagine a British design icon, inspired by yet another British design icon. It would all be too much if it were not all too cool.
Guess who’s in this month’s issue of the national mag New Beauty? None other than our very own co-founder Rose Apodaca riffing on how she maintains her skin while balancing duties at A+R and writing her latest book.
With so much coastline and so many eateries boasting oysters, Australia, we imagined, would more than sate one of life’s primordial, palatable, prehistoric pleasures. The truth, we discovered over 3 weeks, would prove, well, complicated.
As Austalia’s oldest yet patently modern-minded city, Sydney serves as the perfect port of entry into this captivating continent, and so it is here—harbor-side against a skyline gleaming from glass towers and winter sun—where it all begins (and ends) for our big summer holiday.
Whether you’re escaping your zip code or basking in a staycation, there is nothing like a good read to enhance the adventure. The A+R team recommends the following books, new and old, mature and pre-tween, to get you and yours reading...
Can a garment deflect bullets? Symbolically, if the ammunition is the decimation of culture, of identity, a garment can provide the power of transformation, of confrontation, of action. It can serve as much as a badge of honor, as existence, as resistance.
Global design, (mostly) locally produced and the impact such practices have for creator and client reverberated throughout the revealing recent talk on the status of designing in the modern world among creative forces Lukas Peet, Simon James and Scott Bridgens.
To mark the worldwide launch of Diagonal, the streamlined pool table by Yonoh for RS Barcelona, last Thursday at A+R, the rousing eve engendered strangers to quickly become friends and the reticent to reveal their shark-like alter egos.
Curvy seating, baby blue leather, marble charging discs, statement side tables—oh, and that pappardelle al ragu di coniglio at Bar Pitti—continue to swirl in our minds since returning home from the New York design fairs.
From the awards opening night to the always energizing block party and throughout the panels, pop-ups, showcases, workshops, house tours and other experiences during the 4 days, the LA Design Festival continues to one-up itself annually—and next weekend’s edition proves that maxim.
To celebrate the worldwide launch of the modernistic Diagonal Pool Table by our Spanish pals at RS Barcelona, A+R is cueing up its west coast exclusive rollout with an evening of high-stakes competition and even higher-stakes fun.