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Shopper’s Diary: Esqueleto in Oakland

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Shopper’s Diary: Esqueleto in Oakland

Julie Carlson August 10, 2012

Lauren Wolf studied jewelry making in the mountains of Mexico and lived in New York City for several years before setting up shop in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland.

Wolf whitewashed the interior of a former stable (including the floor) and turned it into a gallery for her own pieces as well as artwork by sympatico artists and designers. Bleached skulls, exotic cacti, and vintage ethnic rugs lend a Southwest-meets-San Francisco vibe to the space. For more information, go to Esqueleto. And to check out the next wave in floral design, go to Oakland's Coolest Garden Shop on Gardenista.

Above: Wolf says she wanted to keep the space feeling raw, so she kept the interiors simple and spare.

Above: A group of ink drawings by Patrick Dunaway hangs on a wall.

Above: A selection of porcelain bells by Michele Quan.

Above: Porcelain pieces by Len Carella share space with jewelry and art by local artisans.

Above: A display of jewelry and objets.

Above: A sculptural piece by Ally Maser.

Above: Leather pouches by Oakland-based Herringbone.

Above: Esqueleto shows works of local artists, including Kelly Best.

N.B.: Check out the next wave in floral design at Oakland's Coolest Garden Shop on Gardenista.

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