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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Overheard at LEGENDS X – Part II

It’s always a challenge, albeit a fun one, to catch all of the design talk, opening parties, book signings and soirées in and around LEGENDS each year. That’s why we decided to gather some of our favorite moments and share them here. In our second installment, read on to see…
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FORM Design Studio Launches Rugs with Mehraban

Mehraban has launched an ensemble of rugs called The Bisous Collection in collaboration with designers and founding partners of FORM Design Studio, Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein, who designed the rug showroom’s window for the La Cienega Design Quarter’s annual LEGENDS X event. The eight carpets in the Bisous collection…
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ALT for Living Heads West, to the LCDQ

ALT for Living, a boutique style interior design showroom that is popular among Manhattan’s top designers, has opened their third location, ALT LA, on La Cienega. The showroom, which specializes in luxury handmade textiles, carpets, and home furnishings, already collaborates with West Coast designers, such as Waldo, Atelier AM, and…
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Kitchen Confidential The top talent from around the LCDQ share their expert advice and inspired tips to create the space of your dreams.

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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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Kathryn M. Ireland Lives for Inspiring Fabrics, a Great Cosmo and Lots of Leather The interior and textile designer takes us on a personal tour of her design faves.

The British-born designer is known for her relaxed, Bohemian spaces—no doubt influenced by her thirty years in Los Angeles. Colorful prints (many of which she designs herself), and character-rich furniture and accents define Ireland’s interiors favored by clients like Steve Martin and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. An avid entertainer in both her…
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