House Call: Let’s Amplify AAPI Voices in Design


Welcome to the extended version of my weekly newsletter, House Call (and if you aren’t subscribed, what are you waiting for?). This is where I spend some time pondering a theme, answering a question, and helping you shop smarter, or at least be inspired by something new. Reach out if you ever need recommendations—I’m happy to search the internet for the most specific furnishings, decor, and knickknacks.

I’m at a loss for words regarding the shooting last week in Atlanta. The surge of anti-Asian violence is horrible and it’s more important than ever to be a supportive ally. Though ridding the country of this deep-rooted issue can feel insurmountable, so many social media awareness campaigns and calls to donate have popped up, which pushes me to keep moving in a positive direction. Trying to do my own small part, I wanted to use this space to highlight some incredible Asian-owned businesses and AAPI makers in the design sphere.

While this is a small action in the fight for equality and equity, the more we shop small makers from underrepresented backgrounds, the closer we will get to the day where shopping from AAPI makers isn’t an act of support, it’s just business. Support them now and always.

First and foremost, and if you’re able, find a worthy cause to donate to, like Support the AAPI Community Fund. Then, find a new favorite object to treasure.

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