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