Get to Know…Patrick Dragonette The iconic shop owner, designer, newly elected LCDQ President in a rare conversation about his unique path to design, trusting your instincts, and creating timeless interiors.

It’s easy to see why Patrick Dragonette started out his career on a stage. Like any good entertainer, his energy, enthusiasm and charisma pull you in instantly. Whether he is discussing 1970s New York City or musing over modernism, his passion is infectious. It’s no wonder he is guiding the…
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Get to Know…Lee Stanton

The esteemed shopkeeper – and president of the LCDQ from 2009 to 2018 – believes antiques should be lived with and enjoyed. Lee Stanton was raised in Ohio among a family passionate about antiques and design. “My mother and father collected antiques and my grandfather restored antiques. I often worked…
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Get to Know…Hammer and Spear The newest addition to the LCDQ is a curated, cool, collective of art and design dreamed up by a pair of aesthetic soulmates

It seems Hammer and Spear founders, designers and marrieds Kristan Cunningham and Scott Jarrell were fated to partner up…personally, professionally and aesthetically. Both hailing from the same area in West Virginia, they attended rival high schools and ran in separate circles… “I was a cheerleader and he was a musician,”…
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Get to Know… Richard Shapiro Studiolo Look closely at this iconic LCDQ shop owner, and you’ll find a modern-day Renaissance man who seeks out authentic, unexpected beauty everywhere.

Designer. Curator. Artist. Collector. There’s seems no end to Richard Sharpiro’s creative endeavors. How did this one time businessman become one of the most talented and likeable tastemakers in Los Angeles? Meet him and learn his tips for creating a space with unique presence. “It’s true that I wear several…
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