A+R quietly opened in late 2005 in Silverlake, located in the former space of 10ten. The shop showcases products for home and personal use by artists and design collectives from around the world. A+R stands for Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca, the owners, but is also a nod to the A&R departments of music companies. "
In the coming weeks, look out for new products including stools, lamps, and vases in cork by Portugal-based Bleach designs, limited-edition porcelain creatures by Spanish artist Jamie Haydon, and flat pack cardboard coffee tables by Argentina designer Rafael Miranda! Their online store opens soon as well, so check them out! (www.aplusrstore.com)