Introducing our second annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Collection – the sixth installment in our ongoing Heritage and Awareness Months series. It gives back 35% of the net proceeds through the end of May 2022 to the nonprofit AAPI Women Lead and supports the talented artists behind the incredible designs for a full year!
AAPI Women Lead aims to strengthen the progressive political and social platforms of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the US through the leadership of API women, girls, and gender-expansive communities.
Shop the full Asian Pacific American Heritage Month collection here, or keep scrolling to meet the amazing artists and shop by design!
Lauren Hom is a designer, letterer, and educator known for her bright color palettes, playful letterforms, and quirky copywriting. She has created work for clients like Vans, Google, and Adobe and collaborated with us on our inaugural Asian Pacific American Heritage Month collection.
When she’s not designing, you can probably find Lauren cooking an elaborate vegetarian meal at home or finally making her way through the niche craft supplies she bought last year. In 2023, she plans to attend culinary school to expand her creative skillset and explore the intersection of graphic arts and culinary arts.
Squeeze the Day & Life Is Sweet by Lauren Hom
“Similar to my previous collection, both of these pieces are inspired by my grandma and her silly, cheerful nature. I also drew inspiration from fruit because I have fond memories of her peeling oranges and grapefruits for all of her grandchildren when we were younger. In many cultures and families, sharing food is a big part of how we show affection, and I hope the artwork for this collection can help make people’s days a little bit sweeter.” – Lauren Hom
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Lauren’s Life Is Sweet and Squeeze the Day designs are featured on best-selling Erin Condren lined notebooks, interchangeable covers, canvas tote bags, and will also be available on LifePlanners when our new collection launches on April 26th!
Shop Lauren’s full collection here and follow her on Instagram @homsweethom. Your purchase makes a difference! 35% of the net proceeds from this collection gives back to AAPI Women Lead through the end of May 2022 (and will continue to support Lauren for a full year).
Cynthia Koo—founder, designer, and Chief Dimsum Eater of Wonton In A Million—is a native New Yorker who grew up to build the company of her dreams, combining her lifelong loves of stationery and dimsum. Started in 2015, Wonton In A Million offers a variety of dimsum stationery and merchandise and is home to the adorable group of dumplings and buns called the Dimsum Steam Team.
Cynthia’s sincere hope is that the Steam Team helps the world to fall in love with dimsum, and in so doing, inspires people to open their hearts to learning more about the richness of Chinese food and culture.
Jade by Cynthia Koo
“Jade is a love letter to my culture. Filled with Chinese design motifs and starring my favorite dimsum item, Steamie Hagao—a shrimp dumpling—this piece is the culmination of my years of working on Wonton In A Million and struggling to figure out how to simultaneously honor the traditions, foods, and rituals of my culture, while sharing them with an audience that might not be familiar with them but whose hearts are open. My hope for this piece is that it brings you peace and inspiration throughout the year, while reminding you to always make time for food and dimsum.” – Cynthia
Dimsum Steam Team by Cynthia Koo
“Introducing the adorable dumplings, buns, and pastries of the Dimsum Steam Team! If you’ve never had dimsum, you can think of it as Chinese tapas for brunch. It consists of delicious, bite-sized foods eaten at a Cantonese restaurant usually on weekend mornings. Typically served on small plates and in bamboo steamers, with warm tea, it’s the perfect meal for sharing with a table teeming with family and friends. In Chinese, ‘dimsum’ sounds like ‘to touch the heart.’ So, I hope this design ‘touches your heart’!” – Cynthia
Shop Cynthia’s Full Collection
Cynthia’s Jade and Dimsum Steam Team designs are featured on best-selling Erin Condren lined notebooks, interchangeable covers, canvas tote bags, and will also be available on LifePlanners when our new collection launches on April 26th!
Shop Cynthia Koo’s full collection here and follow her on Instagram @wontoninamillion. Your purchase makes a difference! 35% of the net proceeds from this collection gives back to AAPI Women Lead through the end of May 2022 (and will continue to support Cynthia for a full year).
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Your purchase matters! Explore NEW tote bags and best-selling LifePlanners (launching April 26, 2022!), notebooks, and covers featuring these beautiful designs in our second annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month collection and more. Visit EC Gives Back to shop all collections that give back!