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Sausalito

TKID

TKID is a design studio founded by Tracey Kessler in 2001. As a licensed interior designer, working across the mediums of interiors, lighting, ceramics, surface pattern design, fiber arts and fine art, Tracey’s approach is always using the essence of wabi-sabi; the acceptance of transience and imperfections. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes. The beauty of the natural environment gives great inspiration to derive from.

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

Materials & Ingredients
Re-cycling and using products with natural resources (organic fibers, yarns, clay) are our driving principles. With interiors and fiber art, found objects, re-cycled fibers, antiques and objects are preferred. Working within our carbon footprint, local vendors, artisans and suppliers are specified. The ceramics are hand-built and fired in Sausalito and clay and glazes are purchased from ClayPeople in Richmond.

Packaging & Delivery
Located on Gate 5 Road in Sausalito, it’s easy for clients to pick up their pieces from the studio and take a little tour. Often recycled fabric is used to wrap the ceramics or product if it is for a gift. For shipping, we just started using a local company, PulpWorks, which is recycled fiber content made into containers.

Quality & Value
Ceramics are a great way and material to replace plastic cups or plates. They are all one-of-a kind originals and could be repaired if needed. The beauty of handmade is valuing the object over time. A reminder that craft needs to be an essential part of our daily lives – that a human created the object over a machine.

Waste Reduction
TKID uses zero-waste practices by selecting recycled fibers, donating unused items to SCRAP in San Francisco and not using plastic packaging.

Local Supply Chains
We use local vendors, tradespeople and community for our products and designs.

Goals & Aspirations
Our goals and aspirations are to continuing using local resources, selecting recycled materials and producing one-of-a-kind products.

ADDITIONAL READING LINKS

Industrial organic designer Tracey Kessler

Oakland

Timepieces

Bespoke Watch Projects

San Francisco

Shoes

Bryr Studio

San Francisco

Clothing

Camelia Skikos

Berkeley

Clothing

Harvest & Mill

Oakland

Furniture

Jason Lees Design

Berkeley

Art

Lutz Art Design

Oakland

Jewelry

Maral Rapp

Oakland

Jewelry

MGG Studio

Oakland

Garden

Orta Kitchen Garden

San Francisco

Jewelry

Stella Fluorescent

Berkeley

Furniture

The Long Confidence

Oakland

Body & Bath

Earth Tu Face

San Francisco

Furniture

Lahoma

San Francisco

Ceramics

Lisa Fleming Ceramics

San Francisco

Bags

Mafia Bags

Oakland

Furniture

Model No.

Oakland

Furniture

Munson Furniture

San Rafael

Clothing & Decor

Rough Linen

Marin

Ceramics

Skinny Ceramics

Napa

Clothing

Yolotli

Alameda

Malt

Admiral Maltings

Alameda

Concrete Design & Fabrication

Concreteworks

Oakland

Art, Décor, Lighting

Elliptic Designs

San Francisco

Garden Design & Fabrication

Habitat Horticulture

Sausalito

Art & Design

TKID

San Francisco

Clothing

Amy Kuschel

San Francisco

Body & Bath

Etta + Billie

San Francisco, Sausalito

Ceramics

Heath Ceramics

Oakland

Plant-Based Meat

Impossible Foods

Vallejo

Bags & Home Goods

Oxgut Hose Co.

San Francisco

Culinary Totes

Aplat

Marin

Dressings

Farmhouse Lab

San Francisco

Body & Bath

Heliotrope San Francisco

San Francisco

Totes & Housewares

Millie Lottie

San Francisco

Furniture

Fyrn

Oakland

Textile Goods

GDS Cloth Goods

Mountain View

Art & Textiles

Krupa Paranjape

Oakland

Clothing

Lacson Ravello

Oakland

Art & Design

Leora Lutz