New Work: Celine D’Aoust

September 24, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
We are happy to present a new collection of Celine D’Aoust jewelry! These new designs heavily feature Celine’s signature stone, tourmaline, along with other gorgeous stones including diamonds, opals, and moonstones. Her striking designs have a contemporary feel that fully utilize the arts of metalwork and stone-setting. All of Celine D’Aoust’s jewelry is handmade at her studio in Brussels, with gems sourced from Jaipur that are hand-selected by Celine herself! The artist’s work is activated by inspiration from the natural world and the symbolism associated with the stones she utilizes in her work. TOURMALINE TOTEM RING Pink tourmalines are bezel set in warm 14k gold with... 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

Art Deco Inspired Pieces

July 30, 2018
by JESSIE ZECHNOWITZ
The term “Art Deco” originated in 1920’s Paris, and is short for “Arts Décoratifs” – so it follows that the style is all about DECOration, decadence, and adornment. One of the most fashion-forward embodiments of the Art Deco genre is jewelry, a medium where the tenants of fine craftsmanship, geometric patterns, bright colors, and precious materials all come together – voilà! We love the era’s taste for glamour, and we have some stunning vintage Deco pieces on offer that will have you feeling like an absolute Modern Woman. ART DECO DIAMOND RING Pull out all the stops with this platinum bit of decadence! Like mythological Andromeda (translating... Read More

Nan Collymore Trunk Show

July 23, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We are thrilled to welcome back one of our favorite artists, Nan Collymore, to our Oakland shop for a trunk show! Nan is a multi-disciplinary fine artist whose line, NN by Nan Collymore, is influenced by her background in feminist and art theories. She loves building concepts and experimenting with different materials. The bold designs of NN are organic and elemental, a reflection of Nan’s adventurous travels and vibrant heritage. These are statement pieces, designed to give the wearer strength and empowerment. These are truly superhero goddess accessories! Join us this Saturday to meet Nan, chat about her work, and sip champagne while shopping her full collection. NN NAN COLLYMORE... Read More

Spotlight: Scosha

July 16, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This week, we’re spotlighting one of our all-time favorite designers – Scosha! Scosha Woolridge is based in Brooklyn, where she and her studio turn out creative, candy-colored designs like no other. Scosha is a life-long globe trotter, and her experiences immersing herself in other cultures have deeply informed her work. An eye for color, along with a keen sensibility towards evocative symbolism, ensure that her pieces are both delightful and timeless. Incredible statement pieces are literally wearable works of art – and you’ll definitely be able to find your new all day/everyday piece among Scosha’s collection of delicate classics. FLAME DIAMOND RING Light your campfire... 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.

New Year Home Refresh

January 2, 2018
by Grace Wilcox
A new year means a clean slate; a chance to create new intentions and refresh your life and home. At ESQUELETO we have a thoughtfully curated collection of unique artwork, textiles and natural curiosities. Below we’ve selected a few of our favorite pieces to help reenergize your space to head into 2018 feeling reinvigorated and ready to tackle the new year and all the excitement, challenge and change that comes your way. Stoneware Egg Len Carella We’re all just crazy for this egg-shaped, satin black and gray matte glazed stoneware object. It could be showcased as the centerpiece at your dining table or added as a unique object to a bookshelf or side... Read More

Spotlight: Ruth Tomlinson

November 6, 2017
by Alexis Adams
London-based jeweler Ruth Tomlinson is making her first West Coast appearance in our L.A. shop this coming weekend! We are thrilled to have Ruth here in person with her full collection of nature-inspired fine jewelry, including many unique bridal and engagement styles and one of a kind items. Ruth’s creativity is driven by her passion for the earth’s treasures and the magic of minutiae and tiny treasures, and this is reflected in her utterly unique, sculptural designs. I was so excited to get to chat with Ruth a bit about her process and inspirations. Alexis: How did you get started in the world of fine jewelry? What are some of the challenges and joys for you of working in... Read More

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!