The downtown Los Angeles showroom might be closed for now—but business ticks on.
As an independently owned small business, our team is like family. Each one of these amazing individuals is now safely working from their own homes, relying on the many tech channels to keep everything on track for you, our customers. The website continues to operate for now, with social distancing measures in place among essential warehouse staff.
Seemingly overnight and as if in a fever dream, the world has been forced to swiftly reckon with such dystopic realities as “social distancing” and “self-quarantine,” as we all navigate this, well, new normal. It’s all about keeping our distance. But the psychological ramifications can be equally chilling. Could there be any better time for “hygge”?
You’re home. The news is on hyper cycle and not reporting anything new; and there’s little comfort in repeat sitcoms or post-apocalyptic cable series. You crave some creative inspiration. Turn on that spark with these top films on design now streaming.
Thirteen hours is a long time to fly only to sit on the job, but I did just that during the recent Stockholm Furniture Fair, an annual trek to this stunning city that also gives me an excuse to wrap up in my winter favorites. Seating is a key category for our clients, commercial and residential, and here are 5 edits worth a sit:
In between braving the 30-degree temps, dining on reindeer and herring, and a sundry of day and late-night vendor events, traveling by subway in the Swedish capitol includes an eyeful of public artworks throughout miles of 3 Metro lines. Talk about underground art.
As cinemaphiles await on the edge of their seat to see if “Parasite”—South Korea's first Oscar-nominated film—also becomes the Academy’s first non-English language film to win best picture this Sunday, a couple of the hit’s major characters are also in the limelight: the homes.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so it goes, and in this new series, a member or friend of A+R will spill a few hundred or so on a cherished art photograph and why it so transcends the moment captured in film. First up: Mick Rock’s iconic…
As the bells chime in a New Year, why not brighten the future with a gleaming example of modern design, the Pantop Table Lamp by legendary Verner Panton. With our pals at Verpan, we are gifting a Pantop to a fellow design enthusiast.
It’s the thought that counts. With that in mind, what’s on the thoughtful holiday lists of the design-happy individuals behind A+R? No surprise that one has faraway cities in mind, while another is getting hygge at home with his choice. And most on the team have seen the light, literally.
No need to wait a minute longer until you're blue in the face, as the Pantone Color Institute announced its 2020 Color of the Year, and it’s the antidote to all the anxiety and unease plaguing us: the “comforting,” “honest” and apparently “relatable”…
From a restaurant in Spain, to a residence in Mexico, a cultural center in South Korea, to a museum in Morocco, among the 20 doors around the world open to readers of a lavish new book by the visionaries behind Kinfolk and Norm Architects, which 3 standout for one co-creator?
Did you know that one of A+R’s own is now based in New York? Between A+D meetings and managing sales in and around his new home base, senior design advisor Conor Ford invites us into his new digs and new life in Gotham.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.