Y'a Pas Le Feu Au Lac Collection

When my husband asked if I wanted to tag along on his work trip to LA, I immediately responded "um, yeah". How can I turn down a schmancy hotel on the beach, warm weather and an excuse to visit one of my favorites shops, A+R

Spotted at A+R East, their newest location on La Brea, is this gorgeous collection from Y'a Pas Le Feu Au Lac, which is a French expression that means "no need to rush". The trio behind YPLFL consists of woodturners Grégory and Marie Bodel, and designer, FX Balléry.  

Obsessed. Obsessed. Obsessed. I feel like I have to check into retail rehab every time I step foot into A+R. The collection's simple, yet witty shapes, cheerful colors and gorgeous beech wood have me jonesing big time. I was tempted to buy every piece in sight, but my retail sponsor, Michelle helpfully reminded me that my birthday is coming up.

Awesome! My birthday wishlist is as follows:


Les Montgolfiéres, elevated bowls inspired by hot air balloons. I would like the trio, please. 


Pik, a trio of bud bases that delicately balance on its pointed ends. The green version is especially gorgeous.  


Perrette, containers inspired by old buckets and wooden milk cans. I was lucky enough to get the yellow version for Christmas. Thanks again, Sissy Pants!


Les Perles,  candlesticks based on wooden toys that allow you to choose your own adventure.

All available at both A+R locations and online at aplusrstore.com

A+R West

1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291

A+R East

171 South La Brea Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

*Photos from Y'a Pas Le Feu Au Lac