• Manoteca: In the Park of Abandoned Things

    Objects carry memory, hidden deep within their fibers.  The remnants of those memories are revealed in unusual splintering, signs of age and evidence that the material has endured the impact of time.  Elisa Cavani founded Manoteca, a design lab located in Italy inspired  to bring new life to old or discarded items.  Inside Manoteca’s headquarters, […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments July 26, 2013
  • Modernica: Design Distilled

    Founded in 1989, Modernica shares the same fertile Southern Californian soil that inspired Modern design in the post-war period. Following in the tradition of Richard Neutra, George Nelson, and Charles and Ray Eames, Modernica praises the virtues of distilled form, elegant simplicity and craftsmanship.  Dedicated to the art of handmade design, every piece of the […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments April 18, 2013
  • Rose Apodaca: This is What We Live

    Design mavens and those tickled by interior curiosity flock to the brick and mortar and ecommerce stores of A+R to discover whimsical objects, textiles, and unique furniture designs by international artisans.  Founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca, the couple has fostered a curated environment that encourages the collection […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments April 9, 2013