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Designer Kari McIntosh shares swoon-worthy discoveries

“I discovered Ronni Nicole’s floral reliefs through Instagram in June when she raffled off her work to benefit the Justice for Breonna Taylor initiative and raised over $18K. I am blown away by her work. She creates porcelain and paper relief art using flowers grown in her garden.”

Ceramic relief of Ronni Nicole’s Plant Journey (2009), iamronnicole/

“I first saw Isaac Julien’s work at FOG Fair 2020; he is a London-born artist and filmmaker who also teaches at UC Santa Cruz. I am completely captivated by The Lady of the Lake, presented by Jessica Silverman Gallery.”

The Lady of the Lake (Lessons of the Hour), 2019, by ISAAC JULIEN; edition of 6 + 1 AP; available at Jessica Silverman Gallery

“I learned of Llane Alexis through his collaboration with Bolt Textiles (now Ellis Dunn Textiles). He is a Cuban-born S.F.-based textile artist known for upcycling textiles from the fashion and design industry into objects, art and even furniture. His gallery also features amazing work from other artists.”

Marcello Ziliani Braided Chair; available at LLANE ALEXIS

“Linda Fahey is a fabulous local ceramicist. I first saw her work at the Cavallo Point Mercantile in 2013 when my husband and I were there celebrating our anniversary and was drawn to her organic shapes, color patterns and maritime themes. She is pivoting back to custom work and tile.”

Trivet No. 1 by YONDER

“I was introduced to TOKEN designed and made in Brooklyn and am particularly fond of their Catenary stools. The materials are fully customizable, which allows a completely bespoke seat that works very well with a multitude of design concepts (from Rustic California to a more refined Spanish Revival).”

Catenary Bar Stool by TOKEN

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