SPRING EQUINOX

March 18, 2019
by Alexis Adams
The Vernal Equinox is almost upon us – the point in the year when daylight and darkness are equals. As we prepare to shift away from those long, cold winter nights towards the seemingly endless days of summer, here are some pieces from our collection that are inspired by the duality of light and shadow. SILVER PEONY BUDS RINGTenThousandThings This chunky silver ring by TenThousandThings really plays up the drama of light and dark with contrasting darkly oxidized and brightly shining sterling silver. ABSOLUTE COMBINATION BANDBy Satomi Kawakita Half ruby red, half bright white diamonds, this channel-set band by Satomi Kawakita pulls double duty. Flip it around to swap the... Read More

GRAND OPENING: ESQUELETO HOME

December 3, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Please join us for the GRAND OPENING PARTY of our newest ESQUELETO location, dedicated to unique goods for the home. Thursday, December 6th 4:00 to 7:00 music! libations! raw vegan snacks by Solar Return! and a bevy of beautiful and singular ceramics + lighting + textiles + furniture + artwork all curated with the ESQUELETO aesthetic 4618 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 323 522 6484

In the Galleries

October 22, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This season in the galleries we feature two artists who draw their inspiration from flora and fauna. In Oakland, local artist Bella Bigsby takes us “Into the Woods” for a forest frolic. On our woodland jaunt we encounter enigmatic owls, a misty copse of pine trees, and the perfection of a single feather. In LA, flora abounds in the work of Chicago-based artist Sara Wenokur, whose candy-colored renderings look sweet enough to eat. Sara’s fanciful botanicals showcase blue cacti, purple palms, and array of biomorphic forms. INTO THE WOODS by Bella Bigsby October 5th – December 3rd in Oakland Bella Bigsby is a self-taught artist. Now a resident of Oakland she grew up in... Read More

In the Galleries

August 27, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
The current offerings in the galleries are ruminations on the structures of our natural world. In L.A., Todd Ryan White employs lush, electric color to render caverns, frondescent landscapes, and the human form. White experiments with modes of framing and layering to create depth and focus the viewer’s attention inward. Over in Oakland, Skye Schuchman pares down all form, eliminating three-dimensional space and connecting the proverbial dots to reveal maps of abstract crystallographic structures. Both artists ponder the power of creation on an organic level, although their manifestations couldn’t be more formally distinctive. Through their eyes we see both the pulsing, vibrant, fecund... Read More

IN THE GALLERIES

July 2, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
July is the final month to see the current exhibits in our galleries! Both artists on view celebrate incidents of “defeat” or “imperfection” as meaningful insights into the subconscious. Accidents are kismet. Failure is victory. On view in LA, John Sheppard’s revolutionary ceramics subvert typical ceramic tendencies by eschewing the realms of sculpture and pottery. Instead, Sheppard’s work inhabits a 2-D space, generally reserved for paintings and tapestry. His wall hangings possess a spare, modern sensibility that evokes elemental vibes by showcasing fissures and crackle glazes paired with metallic, bone, and obsidian hues. Sheppard’s embrace of wabi-sabi aesthetics is... Read More

IN THE GALLERIES

April 2, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This April brings fresh art into both shops! First up is Stephanie Del Monte, an artist working in wood, wool, and cotton rope to create handcrafted wall hangings that are imbued with spirit and intention. In the Oakland space Stephanie will be showcasing her new series, ANGELS, on Friday, April 6th from 5:30 to 8pm. At ESQUELETO LA, Luke Forsyth will exhibit colored pencil + oil pastel drawings, taking as his subject the interior spaces and objects of the American West. Luke’s work is rendered in a fantasy palette of candy colors – a total treat for the eyes! Join us in LA for the opening reception celebrating Luke’s new drawings on April 13th from 4pm to 7pm.

LookBook Sneak Peek

October 30, 2017
by Kayla Andrews
We can’t wait to show you all the images from our latest lookbook shoot with photographer Ramon Felix! Our team traveled to the Pulgas Water Temple to photograph two statuesque models amongst the Corinthian towers and tree-lined reflecting pool.The California sun made the jewelry glow, creating a distinctly ESQUELETO mood. We’ll be sharing the full lookbook soon so make sure to follow us on Instagram for updates!

Jason Montano

August 29, 2017
by Jessie Zechnowitz
Jason Montano is a fine art photographer living and working in Oakland, CA. His work is playful, yet serene, and often employs ambiguous subject matter to evoke multiple references simultaneously. We are incredibly excited to welcome him to our Oakland location for a solo exhibit opening Friday, September 1st! As a precursor to his show, I sat down with Jason to talk about his inspiration and technique. Jessie Z: CAN YOU GIVE US SOME INSIGHT INTO THE SERIES AND HOW THESE SPECIFIC PANORAMAS ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION? Jason Montano: The ten photographs selected here are from my “Nothing To See Here” project, taken during and around summer road trips through California, Utah, Arizona... Read More

MQuan’s California Dreaming

June 20, 2017
by Alexis Adams
Celebrated Brooklyn-based ceramic artist Michele Quan has created over 30 wall plaque ‘portals’ inspired by the beauty of the West Coast and the imagery of the dream of California in her mind. Created specifically for installation in the setting of ESQUELETO los angeles, Michele has approached the beauty and mythology of the Golden Coast as filtered through the eyes of a New Yorker. Drawing from her extensive library of symbols that she has curated over the course of her career, Michele has crafted a language of images that combine to describe the ocean, mountains and energy of Los Angeles in visual form. I was able to chat with Michele while she was installing these gorgeous... Read More

Design Inspiration: Samira

May 15, 2017
by Danica Stamenic
With years spent in Equatorial Guinea, Montreal, and New York, Samira Gagné Ludwin is something of a polymath – her work takes her from designing the interiors of well-appointed homes and startups to metalwork, creating adornments for both the home and the body. Samira’s gorgeous taste and creative background meet in her inviting Oakland walkup, which she shares with her husband and their 10-month-old son, Leo. I got the chance to swing by Samira’s place to talk about decorating, style, and- of course- our shared love of jewelry. Danica: Designing for someone’s space is such a personal partnership. How do you help people realize their individual style? And how would you describe... Read More