A few years back, we received word that our good friend Rose Apodaca was leaving her post as West Coast Editor of Women’s Wear Daily to open up a small store in Silverlake, California with Andy Griffith focusing on all things design. As saddened as we were with her departure from what most of our friends consider their bible, we were happy for Rose and her new venture. Little did we know though that her new venture would culminate into one of the most influential design boutiques celebrating design found and curated the world over.
Ladies and Stan D’entlemen, we would like to introduce you to A + R, one of the world’s most foremost mecca’s for global design….edited.
This brightly lit shop brings to design aficionados the most precious objets d’art for the home organized into the most simple of categories. Cooking, dining, drinking , furnishing, kidding, playing, reading, sleeping. Does it get an easier than this?
How about Yuen’to Design’s Ballon USB Speaker to start? We never picnic without Romain Gauthrot’s Double Walled Thermo Bottle. People reel in jealousy when they see us pouring our green tea from it. But our ultimate favorite dining accessory? Studio Pirsc’s Zepplin Seasoning Shakers. We own all three. One is for salt. One is for pepper, and the third is for our seasoning du jour. We always leave our dinner guests wondering what they’re going to get when they shake our zepplin. And you know how much we like to shake our zepplin on the daily!
You can visit A+R’s online store for immediate consumption, but if you had to be in the fair city of Los Angeles, you MUST visit the shop that changed the face of design. They’ve moved stores from Silverlake to Venice because everyone LOVES a seaside design store.
A + R is located at 1121-1 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, California. 310-392-9128.