This is Esqueleto, the latest addition to Echo Park’s Sunset Boulevard, the second shop of Oakland-based jewelry designer Lauren Wolf who opened her first space in 2011. Lauren and manager Alexis (pictured below) made several trips to the city scouting the perfect location and selecting a few L.A.-exclusive lines to offer in the new shop. With tall ceilings and whitewashed brick walls, the light-filled studio displays her jewelry designs alongside a few other artists (a rotating gallery currently featuring Kreh Mellick), complemented by a lovely selection of ceramics, vintage rugs (some of the best designs I’ve laid eyes on), home decor and natural objects. Welcome Esqueleto to the city and swing by their opening party Saturday August 8th from 4 to 8pm for some tacos, cocktails, music, mingling and a little bit of shopping. I dare you to leave Esqueleto empty-handed.
• photography by Lily Glass for sfgirlbybay.
minted’s gone big! huge! minted’s marketplace of indie artists has recently launched oversized art prints (quite on trend!) to their ever-expanding online art collection. from unique illustrations to bold graphic prints and dreamy photographs you can now order the big print at sizes all the way up to 44″ x 60″! minted invited me to choose a few favorites and frame one up for my guest room, and i selected violet intertube by artist annie seaton. i thought it would be fun to create a beachy vacation vibe in my guest room, and this print fit the bill. you can select from a variety of frame types — white, wood, black and even distressed wood stains. to celebrate this BIG news, we’re giving away a $530 gift card to shop minted collections — big and small. the winner can select any prints you like!
to enter to win a $530 gift card to shop minted’s art marketplace, simply:
• visit minted’s art marketplace, and choose your favorite print.
• comment below, and tell us which print you’d choose.
• please comment by monday, august 10th, 12pm PST.
• as always, be sure to leave a way to reach you via twitter, facebook, email or your website.
• yay! this giveaway is worldwide! but if an international winner is selected at random, they must cover shipping.
• please note, use of $530 gift card must include shipping costs.
• we’ll announce a winner selected by random number generator on my twitter account later in the week of august 10, so be sure and follow along.
i love the bits of bravado in all of these rooms. i’m always drawn to a more eclectic vibe, like the ones going on in these interiors. think funky lamps (i think the one above was created from a vintage tin container!), a mix of mirrors, bold colorful statement pieces that bring a room to life. using funky furniture, bright paint, and a mix of interesting textiles and vintage collections will get you where you wanna be — all of these spaces have a bohemian, slightly eccentric electricity to them, and that makes my heart sing.
Top to bottom, left to right:
- This light-filled and incredibly inviting bedroom
- Minimal dining room style from Susanna Vento
- A DIY wooden comb as functional as it is darling
- The attention to detail around this kitchen sink
- Jessica Comingore’s inspiring studio makeover
here’s a peek into a beautiful new show that just debuted in san francisco. longtime friends natalie chanin (renowned textile artist + founder and designer of alabama chanin) and heath ceramics have collaborated to host a month-long exhibit and pop-up shop entitled alabama on alabama at heath’s factory building in the city’s mission district. the lively collection provides a sweet little glimpse into the soul of the modern south
inside the boiler room, you’ll find a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces designed by natalie, as well as the work of other fellow southern artist friends. these include mixed media art by butch anthony, folk drawings by john henry toney, photography by rinne allen + exclusive garments and textiles designed by natalie for this show. one features a kaleidoscope of heath’s signature vases sewn into a quilt.
in the retail showroom you’ll find a selection of southern treats from natalie’s many maker friends, including whiskey infused marmalade, smoky bbq sauces, bourbon salts, cocktail mixers, record albums + some of natalie’s hand-dyed indigo garments, pillows and table linens.
lastly new pieces have been added to the alabama chanin + heath ceramics tableware collection. this signature line features hand-etched patterns found in nature and in natalie’s stitch designs. the expanded dinnerware introduces a new bird’s nest design and a beautiful indigo color.
the alabama on alabama gallery + pop-up runs from july 24th to august 23rd. and the new dinnerware collection is available in heath ceramics stores and online. if you’re in san francisco or making your way here this summer, be sure to visit heath and catch this exhibit.