There are six different works, each as bright and cheerful as the next, within LA-based artist Carolyn Suzuki’s 36-page origami set. Replete with houseplants, fruit and a bevy of charming women characters, the set has been printed by 1973 LTD in Brighton, UK using carbon neutral paper.

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Neon Green Dad Cap

$35

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Made from 100% bio-washed chino twill, this cap from Philadelphia-based YOWIE is lightweight and comfy. It features a pre-curved visor and a six-panel, unstructured and low-profile silhouette. A neon green hue with raised purple embroidery of the shop’s name finishes the cap, making it as bright as it is breezy.

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Brimming with Jeffrey Cheung’s playful style, this riso print features two of the artist, activist and skateboarder’s endearing cast of characters. Pictured are two mustachioed men exchanging smiles over side-by-side urinals, each sporting rosy cheeks—on their faces and derrieres.

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Founded by Gladys Macharia, who grew up in northern Kenya, the textile workshop Siafu Home aims to preserve and revive Kenyan textile craft. From them comes a set of six unique Lesso Napkins. Each is handcrafted from vintage lessos, 100% cotton fabric that is typically bright and abundant in East Africa. Finished with a scalloped edge, the napkins encapsulate craft and history, while creating a lively tablescape.

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From God’s Gift London, the Brielle 2.0 serves up retro style with photochromic and anti-reflective lenses that offer UV 400 protection. Made from polycarbonate, the sunglasses come in a range of classic hues (like black and tortoiseshell) in addition to bold, multi-toned colorways (including light and dark green, orange and pink or even white, red and pink). Price is in Pounds.

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Balancing Face Oil

$105

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Epara (which means “to cocoon oneself” in the Nigerian dialect Ebira) crafts high-quality skincare products using natural ingredients ethically sourced from co-ops and small farms in Africa. Their Balancing Face Oil combines moringa, marula and ylang ylang III oils. Gentle yet potent, this formula helps to brighten and soften skin, while also reducing hyperpigmentation. Price is in Pounds.

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“Ice Cream” Skateboard

$65

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Skateboarding is a culture traditionally rife with homophobia and exclusivity, but artist and activist Jeffrey Cheung and his partner Gabriel Ramirez are working to change that through their radical, queer skate collective UNITY and brand THERE Skateboards. From the store comes “Ice Cream,” a standard 8.25-inch board that fittingly features Cheung’s charming portraits stacked like scoops of ice cream.

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Spirulina Botanical Bar

$16

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The Spirulina Botanical Bar is a thoughtfully fragrant and nourishing product from scent and skincare line Redoux NYC. Weaving lavender, ylang ylang, palmarosa and eucalyptus essential oils, the aroma evokes bathhouses and their cleansing properties. Meanwhile, spirulina helps diminish acne and support collagen production, and rice milk, a centuries-old Chinese and Korean ingredient for skincare, fights inflammation.

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From Philadelphia-based YOWIE (helmed by Shannon Maldonado), the Zipper Candle is a reminder to open up to the unknown. A smoky yet slightly sweet aroma is bolstered by notes of black pepper and bergamot, together conjuring up a mysterious, beguiling fragrance that hints at exploration. The soy candle’s sleek, black packaging further imbues the Zipper with an air of intrigue.

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Infusing elements of Korean, Californian and cannabis culture, Sundae School makes eye-catching apparel and accessories. The brand partnered with Sichuan sauce brand Fly By Jing to craft shorts that are as fiery as their chilis. Bold and bright, the Mala shorts pay homage to China, as “ma” or 麻 translates to numb in Chinese and “la” or 辣 means spicy. Fitted with a 5.5-inch inseam, the shorts are alight with flames yet the mesh material keeps things cool and breathable. Sundae School also donates a portion of every sale to Beam, with a focus on minority-owned businesses.

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Original Bulgogi Sauce

$10

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Sisters Ann and Janet Chung combined their Korean roots and Texas upbringing to create their Original Bulgogi Sauce, a mouthwatering marinade flavored with toasted sesame seeds, garlic, black pepper and a hint of apple juice. Based on their family’s recipe, the sauce is gluten-free, kosher and very versatile; suitable with everything from barbecues to Korean staples and beyond.

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Manhattan Berry is an elevated, all-natural and lightly carbonated non-alcoholic cocktail from Mocktail Club that succeeds in balancing a multitude of flavors. A first taste reveals a fruit-forward profile, with blackberry and pear shrub, that’s not overly sweet. Ginger, apple cider vinegar and tea-infused spices finish the beverage, providing warmth, depth and complexity. Price reflects a four-pack.

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From Beaverton, Oregon’s beloved family-owned Vietnamese restaurant Tân Tân Café & Delicatessen comes their coveted Mom’s Hot Chili Sauce which stems from the matriarch’s own recipe. The punchy sauce gets its kick from habanero and red chili peppers, before giving way to earthy aromatic notes of lemongrass, garlic and ginger. A touch of molasses provides sweetness, rounding out the potent, complex condiment.

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The Covid-19 pandemic and gentrification have threatened small businesses and iconic establishments in LA’s Koreatown, as well as the livelihoods of many in the neighborhood. To document, commemorate and celebrate the area, photographer Emanuel Hahn composed Koreatown Dreaming, a photo book that comprises the stories of 40 small businesses and immigrants with poetry and essays by Katherine Yungmee Kim, Lisa Kwon, Cathy Park and Dumbfoundead. 10% of the book’s profits will be donated to Koreatown non-profits.

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Siblings Christina and Anthony Teav founded Mama Teav’s as a love letter to their mother (who fled war and genocide in Cambodia during the 1970s) and her beloved hot garlic sauce. Fiery and crisp, the sauce mixes local, organic California garlic fried in cold-pressed grapeseed oil with sun-dried, flame-roasted Cambodian chilis. The resulting recipe is an all-natural, vegan and gluten-free way to spice up a dish.

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From artist and skateboarder Jeffrey Cheung—who runs There Skateboards, an offshoot of  the SF-based collective Unity which represents and supports queer skaters—this “Colors” deck features his signature figurative art. Available in two sizes (8.25 or 8.5 inches), this skateboard has been made and designed with all types of skaters in mind.

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