By Kat Odell

In Venice, CA, locals cringe at all things practical and boring, and A+R design store—on Venice's main drag, Abbot Kinney—epitomizes this stance. Think design-forward homewares, from a high art-utility wall-mounted wine rack to mod oil lamps inspired by Scandanavian lighthouses. This chic boutique is the brainchild of former film editor Andy Griffith and style editor Rose Apodaca, who together search high and low for the newest practical yet one-of-a-kind pieces. Expect the unexpected, like Christian Bjørn and Michelin-starred chef Morten Køster’s Steam Tower—the perfect tool for any multi-tasker. Or bring your Bordeaux to life with the Winebreather decanter: Simply stick the top of the wine bottle into the head of the decanter and flip over. Look Ma, no hands!