A+R is British ex-pat Andy Griffith, a former film editor and self-avowed design junkie, and Rose Apodaca, a pop culture and style journalist and author. In late 2005, the pair opened their tiny shop down the street from their home in the heart of L.A's creative enclave known as Silver Lake, keen on sharing their excitement for great new design with anyone who would listen. They followed up a year later with an online store. In fall 2007, A+R moved the store across town to Abbot Kinney in Venice, a town equally filled with a creative population who embrace the A+R viewpoint. From clocks to carafes, slippers to stuffed toys, baubles to bright lights, the constant is design that charms, functions and inspires.