Happy mid-spring (almost summer) everyone!

 

 { photo by Robiee Ziegler }


At Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, we want to celebrate May because it is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Here at the shop we value our AAPI community and love to uplift our customers, artists, and other beloved small businesses. They (You) are vibrant and diverse, and because it is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we want to share our brilliantly talented AAPI artists and business owner friends in our neighborhood of Eagle Rock.

 

Plus, JOIN US on Friday, May 7th at 6pm PST (9pm EST) for our First Fridays Happy Hour: AAPI Heritage Month Fundraiser! We will be donating a portion of the sales to SEACA LA and API Equality-LA. For more information about our fun livestream events, click here!

 

Also, if you're looking to support AAPI owned small businesses, we love our We Heart Eagle Rock friends: Acorn (Unique items for home and garden), Kumquat (Locally-made kids clothing store), Nail Kitchen by Janis (Vegan, eco-friendly nail salon), Found Coffee (Community speciality coffee shop), Milkfarm (Rustic-style cheese shop & lunch counter), Relentless Brewing & Spirits (Local craft distillery, laid-back brews & fare), and Chifa (Delicious and upscale Cantonese-Taiwanese-Peruvian dining).

 

* * * See below Asian American Pacific Islanders artists we currently sell at Leanna Lin's Wonderland, along with our curated online collection, AAPI Joy!


Enjoy and please share the love!

 

 

With art both empowering and magical, Ann Shen is an experienced illustrator whose editorial and fashion work shines through in all her projects, including her best-selling book Nevertheless, She Wore It and her latest Nevertheless, She Wore It journal!

 

 

Gay W. Lam is the awesome founder and creative director of Seltzer Goods! Seltzer is a greeting card, print, and gift company with a focus on the environment, using recycled paper and veggie inks, with a portion of their proceeds going to support Earth Justice, a law association that helps protect earth’s natural resources.

 

{ Both Janie XY & Flat Bonnie featured }


Janie XY
is a handmade toy company founded by Jane Ragasa. Jane is a hands-on and crafty creative who grew up in North Hollywood and is now making the cutest plush around! With everything from drumstick rattles to a French Bulldog named Jacque.

 

 

Carolyn Suzuki is the master of cards! Greeting cards that is. Suzuki's designs "celebrate joy and diversity in human experience with bright color, playful patterns, animal pals, and a dose of humor", according to her lovely website!

 

 

Girl of All Work is an awesome contemporary office and lifestyle brand created by Taiwanese Southern California resident Dyna Kau. With pop-up sticky notes, washi tape, page flags and more, Girl of All Work brings a whimsical feel to all your favorite organizational accessories!

 

 

Stranded Stitch is the coolest cross stitch company you'll ever come across! Founded by crafter Natalie Naito, Stranded Stitch combines the relaxing art of cross stitch with cool, cute, and hilarious designs to bring you the best cross stitch kits and make your crafting experience the most fun!

 

 

Sisters Alice and Doris of ILOOTPAPERIE create the most punny paper goods, including cards, washi tape, and prints, lovingly crafted. They also just completed their first book, Sisters: Better Together!, which we can't wait to get our hands on.

 

 

Naoshi is a precise and playful artist who uses sand art (also known as SUNAE in Japanese) to create the most whimsical characters and worlds. These characters like to hang out in prints, clocks, stickers, washi tape, and more. You can also create your own art with her DIY Sunae Kits too!

 

 

Genevieve Santos is a talented artist who has Filipino Pride and adores BTS. Genevieve finds inspiration through travel, and it her sweet drawings are adored by all. Find her work at Wonderland on prints, cards, stickers, washi tape, enamel pins, and more!

 

* Follow @leannalinswonderland on Instagram for latest new arrivals from our favorite AAPI artists!

 

 

 

 

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