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WEARING / 

  Gundi Studios  - Celebrating outspoken South Asian women founded by  Natasha Sumant , an art director and digital designer from Bombay, living in New York. 

Gundi Studios - Celebrating outspoken South Asian women founded by Natasha Sumant, an art director and digital designer from Bombay, living in New York. 

  NorBlack NorWhite  - a design platform exploring textile, culture and stories,  NBNW  is run by Amrit Kumar and Mriga Kapadiya from their Delhi studio. 

NorBlack NorWhite - a design platform exploring textile, culture and stories, NBNW is run by Amrit Kumar and Mriga Kapadiya from their Delhi studio. 

  Maker and Mineral  - gorgeous, eco-conscious and handcrafted printed clothing run by Samantha Ives. 

Maker and Mineral - gorgeous, eco-conscious and handcrafted printed clothing run by Samantha Ives. 

  Alchemilla  - a jewelry studio rooted in radical, culturally conscious and queer practices run by artist Jen Lorang. 

Alchemilla - a jewelry studio rooted in radical, culturally conscious and queer practices run by artist Jen Lorang. 

  Ilano Design  - a modern design studio exploring traditional handcrafts through a contemporary lens. Run by community organizer and designer  Roseli Ilano . 

Ilano Design - a modern design studio exploring traditional handcrafts through a contemporary lens. Run by community organizer and designer Roseli Ilano

  Block Shop Textiles  - iconic scarves, rugs and more from this block print studio working between Los Angeles, CA and Bagru, Rajasthan. Run by sisters  Lily  and  Hopie  Stockman. 

Block Shop Textiles - iconic scarves, rugs and more from this block print studio working between Los Angeles, CA and Bagru, Rajasthan. Run by sisters Lily and Hopie Stockman. 


/ READING

 The book that started the biz. You can buy it on Amazon here. 

The book that started the biz. You can buy it on Amazon here. 

 Indian Spice and Oakland Soul is an identity we're pretty attached to as a biz, and so is Chef Preeti Mistry of  Juhu Beach Club  and  Navi Kitchen - so we're basically fam. You can buy the cookbook on Amazon  here . 

Indian Spice and Oakland Soul is an identity we're pretty attached to as a biz, and so is Chef Preeti Mistry of Juhu Beach Club and Navi Kitchen- so we're basically fam. You can buy the cookbook on Amazon here

 The best guide to cooking I've ever read, from my favorite chef and cooking teacher in this world-  Samin Nosrat . You can buy it on Amazon  here . 

The best guide to cooking I've ever read, from my favorite chef and cooking teacher in this world- Samin Nosrat. You can buy it on Amazon here

 Possibly some of the most beautiful sentences of our lives, since we last read '  God of Small Things '  atleast. You can buy it on Amazon  here . 

Possibly some of the most beautiful sentences of our lives, since we last read 'God of Small Things' atleast. You can buy it on Amazon here

Poetry, affirmation and healing from the unmatched Nayyirah Waheed. You can buy it on Amazon here

 A cookbook by the cultural advocacy group  Down To Earth  is a celebration of Indian regional biodiversity and indigenous cuisine. You can buy it on Amazon  here . 

A cookbook by the cultural advocacy group Down To Earth is a celebration of Indian regional biodiversity and indigenous cuisine. You can buy it on Amazon here

 NYT called this a brilliant disquisition on family relationships and adulthood. Set in the Inland Empire, written by the magnificent  Rachel Khong - founder of  The Ruby SF . You can buy it on Amazon  here . 

NYT called this a brilliant disquisition on family relationships and adulthood. Set in the Inland Empire, written by the magnificent Rachel Khong- founder of The Ruby SF. You can buy it on Amazon here

 A gorgeous study and documentation of regional Indian cuisine and heirloom Andhra recipes by  Archana Pidathala . You can buy it on Amazon  here . 

A gorgeous study and documentation of regional Indian cuisine and heirloom Andhra recipes by Archana Pidathala. You can buy it on Amazon here


ART / 

  Hatecopy  -prints and swag from Desi pop artist  Maria Qamar , depicting the life and times of first generation Indians living in the west <3

Hatecopy -prints and swag from Desi pop artist Maria Qamar, depicting the life and times of first generation Indians living in the west <3

  Alok Vaid Menon  - Femme in Public (2017) is a collection of poetry by  nonbinary artist  Alok Vaid-Menon. They are one of the most vibrant, powerful and brilliant poets of the South Asian diaspora.&nbsp;

Alok Vaid Menon - Femme in Public (2017) is a collection of poetry by nonbinary artist Alok Vaid-Menon. They are one of the most vibrant, powerful and brilliant poets of the South Asian diaspora. 

 

/ NICE THINGS / EATING THINGS

  TIIPOI  - a London based design studio and brand, championing design concepts and manufacturing from India whose  Ayasa storage jars  are so stunning it hurts.&nbsp;

TIIPOI - a London based design studio and brand, championing design concepts and manufacturing from India whose Ayasa storage jars are so stunning it hurts. 

  Herriott Grace  - the most luscious home goods store we know, run by photographer  Nikole Herriott . Because we obviously need a  #MillenialPink  ceramic set.&nbsp;

Herriott Grace - the most luscious home goods store we know, run by photographer Nikole Herriott. Because we obviously need a #MillenialPink ceramic set. 

  Seed + Mill  - World's creamiest, silkiest tahini, made from direct trade Ethiopian seeds.&nbsp;

Seed + Mill - World's creamiest, silkiest tahini, made from direct trade Ethiopian seeds. 

  Meera Sethi  - Reimagining identity and culture across borders, artist Meera Sethi's  Firangi Rang Barangi  prints and cards are so much fun.&nbsp;

Meera Sethi - Reimagining identity and culture across borders, artist Meera Sethi's Firangi Rang Barangi prints and cards are so much fun. 

  Dignidad Rebelde &nbsp;- social justice/ revolutionary printshop run by artist  Melanie Cerventes &nbsp;and master printmaker  Jesus Barraza &nbsp;in Oakland, CA.&nbsp;

Dignidad Rebelde - social justice/ revolutionary printshop run by artist Melanie Cerventes and master printmaker Jesus Barraza in Oakland, CA. 

   OJODELASOL &nbsp;- a  medical cannabis company run by athlete and healer  Dania Cabello . Their bath salts and hemp oil are some of my all time favorite products, whilst the  salve &nbsp;is daily pain relief.&nbsp;

OJODELASOL - a medical cannabis company run by athlete and healer Dania Cabello. Their bath salts and hemp oil are some of my all time favorite products, whilst the salve is daily pain relief. 

   Wonder Valley &nbsp;-&nbsp; &nbsp; Olio Nuevo &nbsp;that is undoubtedly the most gorgeous AND the yummiest olive oil we've ever befriended.&nbsp;

Wonder Valley -  Olio Nuevo that is undoubtedly the most gorgeous AND the yummiest olive oil we've ever befriended. 

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  Tactile Matter  - pottery, prints and objects, handmade by illustrator  Kenesha Sneed  in Los Angeles, CA.&nbsp;

Tactile Matter - pottery, prints and objects, handmade by illustrator Kenesha Sneed in Los Angeles, CA. 

  Bombay Duck Designs  - maps, prints and zines deeply rooted in Bombay, from the studio of illustrator and visual artist  Sameer Kulavoor .&nbsp;

Bombay Duck Designs - maps, prints and zines deeply rooted in Bombay, from the studio of illustrator and visual artist Sameer Kulavoor

 

 You think we're kidding? Oh hell no.  Best present ever.&nbsp;

You think we're kidding? Oh hell no. Best present ever. 

  Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters  - handpicked and freshly roasted direct trade Indian specialty coffee. I basically just feel really good about caffeinating with  a taste of home  and motherland pride.&nbsp;

Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters - handpicked and freshly roasted direct trade Indian specialty coffee. I basically just feel really good about caffeinating with a taste of home and motherland pride. 

Sana Javeri Kadri