Around the World in Three Days: Legends of Design

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It is so easy to spend hours peering through virtual windows onto design in blogs and web sites. So why not get out of your office chair and take a walk this week around the “La Cienega Design Quarter?” Shops and showrooms, located around the intersection of La Cienega and Melrose,  will host the now annual Legends of Design, a three-day smorgasbord of events, exhibits and panels about art, fashion and design whose theme this year is design inspired by travel.

Muriel Brandolini (The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors) and Maryam Montague (Marrakesh By Design), talks and panels on such topics as “Secrets of a Master Upholsterer” to “Trunk Show and High Tea, Bollywood Style,” as well as design inspired by Morocco, England and Cuba, you can also take a wander past actual storefront windows, created with travel in mind by a sparking list of designers. Shown left, “Paris,” at Compas,  by Joan Behnke; right, India is the theme at Dragonette, by Alissa Sutton.