The Gold Collective book is a premium publication printed locally and published annually. The book includes stunning photography and professional editorial.
The book provides our members with a platform to share their stories and philosophies and showcases the Collective to our audience of Bay Area–based consumers. Gold Collective’s audience is a sophisticated, discerning group that supports local cultural and philanthropic institutions and appreciates high-quality goods and services.
The book is distributed at select events including the San Francisco Decorator Showcase and The Fall Show, and is also available at select member locations including the San Francisco Design Center and Da Vinci Marble.
ISSUE #4 – FALL/WINTER 2019 PATTERN DESIGNER
Cute wild animals keep the internet alive, but who keeps the critters alive as their habitats change with the climate? People like Kellie Menendez, whose sophisticated line of wallcoverings and textiles, Half Full, helps preserve the fragile beauty it depicts. “I wanted to express my love of nature through pattern while doing something to give back to the planet,” says Menendez of the company’s model, which allocates a percentage of proceeds to wildlife conservation. Just like the upbeat approach that has brought the San Francisco–based artist success, her brand’s designs— inspired by flora and fauna and proudly featured in these pages—remind us that the environmental glass is still half full.
ISSUE #3 – SPRING/SUMMER 2019 PATTERN DESIGNER
Some artists can easily cite what moves them—nature, politics, mythology - but painter and textile designer Serena Dugan is inspired by the act of creation itself. “I’m just expressing my ideas as completely as possible,” she says of her luminous abstract works on canvas and original hand-painted patterns, which for more than a decade have fuelled the vision behind home furnishings brand Serena & Lily. Recently Dugan opened an independent studio in Sausalito, where she enjoys her own artistic outlet while preparing to launch her first solo fabric collection this fall. Proudly featured in these pages are the latest dispatches from her evolving creative journey.
ISSUE #2 – FALL/WINTER 2018 PATTERN DESIGNER
Since its storied brand revival 15 years ago, Heath Ceramics has become a touchstone of the modern craft renaissance. The iconic California-based factory—known for tiles and tableware of timeless, organic beauty—has expanded to offer other products with the same sensibility, including flatware and the captivating wallpaper designs we proudly feature throughout this book.
ISSUE #1 – SPRING/SUMMER 2018 PATTERN DESIGNER
At once bold and lighthearted, Katja Ollendorff’s patterns have stylistic origins in Scandinavia. The San Francisco designer spent part of her childhood in Helsinki—birthplace of Marimekko, the design house famous for its fearless use of form and color. “I really responded to that kind of vibrancy and still do to this day,” says the artist, who started her career in advertising as a project manager, pivoting to art and design because she wanted to be “the person doing the creating.” Following the epiphany, Ollendorff became a student of the Institute of Textile Print Design in Berkeley, ensconcing herself in a supportive community of inspiring artists.