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BY THE WAY, YOU’RE ASIAN
CULTURE by ELAINE LOK BY THE WAY, YOU’RE ASIAN

At times, I wanted to crawl out of my skin so I didn’t have to confront the reality of my altered identity that I had constructed for myself.

DIANA KING CELEBRATES THE SPECTRUM OF ASIAN BEAUTY WITH "ALMOST ASIAN, ALMOST AMERICAN"
ART by CHLOE XIANG DIANA KING CELEBRATES THE SPECTRUM OF ASIAN BEAUTY WITH "ALMOST ASIAN, ALMOST AMERICAN"

How Diana King deconstructs beauty standards through the art of photography

WHY THE UNPAID INTERNSHIP HAS GOT TO GO
CULTURE by ANGEL MARTINEZ WHY THE UNPAID INTERNSHIP HAS GOT TO GO

And no, I’m not making you a cup of coffee, thank you very much!

OLIVIA OJEDA: STAYING IN BLOOM
PEOPLE by WEN HSIAO OLIVIA OJEDA: STAYING IN BLOOM

The Boston-based floral and fashion designer defies wilting

BH COLLECTION 02 POP-UP
FASHION by BOBBLEHAUS BH COLLECTION 02 POP-UP

JOIN US, IN PERSON, for our debut BOBBLEHAUS POP-UP and the release of Collection 02.

THE GATEKEEPERS OF DEPOP
CULTURE by WEN HSIAO THE GATEKEEPERS OF DEPOP

From your bedroom floor to the shop floor

SO YOUR FAMILY IS RACIST
CULTURE by WEN HSIAO SO YOUR FAMILY IS RACIST

How to have uncomfortable conversations and move past “agree to disagree”

HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x SHINICHI TSUTSUI
PEOPLE by BOBBLEHAUS HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x SHINICHI TSUTSUI

A Japanese street photographer living in New York City chats with Bobblehaus about his project: #TheWayYouWEREThatDay

HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x SOPHIE HUR
PEOPLE by BOBBLEHAUS HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x SOPHIE HUR

Sophie is a freelance photographer / content creator / mixed-media artist based in NYC.

NUDITY, ART, & RELIGION
ART by MIRANDA PRANOTO NUDITY, ART, & RELIGION

My high school photography exhibit was called pornography. 

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING 'AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER'
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CHLOE XIANG WHY YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING 'AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER'

Since its recent release on Netflix, this 15-year-old show has resurged in popularity. 

HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x DILLON CHEN
PEOPLE by BOBBLEHAUS HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x DILLON CHEN

Dillon Chen is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator.

HOW GEN-Z ENVISIONS ITS FUTURE AFTER COVID-19
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG HOW GEN-Z ENVISIONS ITS FUTURE AFTER COVID-19

Every generation is told to “be the change.” Oh, we will.

HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x ANTHONY URBANO
PEOPLE by BOBBLEHAUS HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x ANTHONY URBANO

A former structural engineer turned fashion and lifestyle content creator, Anthony is always reinventing his path in NYC. 

THE IMPORTANCE OF ART DURING A REVOLUTION
ART by CHLOE XIANG THE IMPORTANCE OF ART DURING A REVOLUTION

The power of imagery in depicting racial injustice.  

LOVELESS IN QUARANTINE
CULTURE by WEN HSIAO LOVELESS IN QUARANTINE

It rains 9 months a year in Amsterdam too

TRIUMPH & TENDERNESS FROM ASIAN CREATIVES
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by LEONA CHEN TRIUMPH & TENDERNESS FROM ASIAN CREATIVES

Asian & Asian American filmmakers present vignettes of the human condition at the Austin Asian American Film Festival. 

HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x TINA HE OF FAKEPIXELS
PEOPLE by BOBBLEHAUS HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x TINA HE OF FAKEPIXELS

Fakepixels is a publication for courageous ideas that pursues complex thinking, technical imagination, and deep empathy to renew our hope for the near future.

'JIALAT': THE WORD FROM HOME THAT FOUND ME
CULTURE by SAB 'JIALAT': THE WORD FROM HOME THAT FOUND ME

Thousands of miles away from my family in this pandemic, I got a taste of what I missed

JIWON CHOI: Y2K SOUTH KOREAN JEWELRY DESIGNER
PEOPLE by LIZ HEW JIWON CHOI: Y2K SOUTH KOREAN JEWELRY DESIGNER

The South Korean jewelry designer breathing Y2K culture into her creations 

HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x JAE WHO OF GPA 6.9
PEOPLE by BOBBLEHAUS HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x JAE WHO OF GPA 6.9

GPA6.9 is a pop culture brand established by Jae Who and John Spinnenweber. 

HOW 'SAPIENS' MADE ME RETHINK HISTORY
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CHLOE XIANG HOW 'SAPIENS' MADE ME RETHINK HISTORY

Turning an existential crisis into awe and hope

ART DURING COVID-19
ART by CHLOE XIANG ART DURING COVID-19

In relentless pursuit of documentation and connection, artists do what they do best: create

WHAT NEVER SEEING MYSELF ON SCREEN TAUGHT ME ABOUT MYSELF
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG WHAT NEVER SEEING MYSELF ON SCREEN TAUGHT ME ABOUT MYSELF

Piecing together my identity through my relationship with film and Lady Bird

HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x ALI KRIEGSMAN OF BULLETIN
PEOPLE by BOBBLEHAUS HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS x ALI KRIEGSMAN OF BULLETIN

How Bulletin redesigned the brick & mortar format with a radically new philosophy

'NEVER HAVE I EVER' AND THE TRIUMPHS AND PITFALLS OF THE DIASPORIC NARRATIVE
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by KALPANA MOHANTY 'NEVER HAVE I EVER' AND THE TRIUMPHS AND PITFALLS OF THE DIASPORIC NARRATIVE

Never Have I Ever is not and will never be the definitive South Asian diasporic narrative

IN THE ERA OF THE PANDEMIC, WE LEARN WHO WE TRULY ARE
PEOPLE by ATHENA TAN IN THE ERA OF THE PANDEMIC, WE LEARN WHO WE TRULY ARE

“What do you mean, you’re not scared?” 

MY QUARANTINE ROUTINE IN AMSTERDAM
PEOPLE by WEN HSIAO MY QUARANTINE ROUTINE IN AMSTERDAM

From a 20-year-old stuck-abroad-student-freelancer

#BLACKLIVESMATTER
CULTURE by BOBBLEHAUS #BLACKLIVESMATTER

We pledge to support #BlackLivesMatter, and we will continue in solidarity for justice among all people. 

APAHM LETTER OF APPRECIATION
CULTURE by LEONA CHEN APAHM LETTER OF APPRECIATION

A letter of appreciation from our founders.

INTRODUCING BH X MAŔA PERALTA STUDIO
PEOPLE by BOBBLEHAUS INTRODUCING BH X MAŔA PERALTA STUDIO

An exclusive interview with our first multidisciplinary accessory partner.

CAN YOU DO A READING FOR ME?
CULTURE by LIZ HEW CAN YOU DO A READING FOR ME?

Demystifying the Art of Tarot Reading

STAYING CONNECTED WHILE ISOLATED
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG STAYING CONNECTED WHILE ISOLATED

What can we do with what we have to fulfill what we fundamentally need?

WHY DID THE ANIMALS CROSS?
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by WEN HSIAO WHY DID THE ANIMALS CROSS?

WHY DID THE ANIMALS CROSS? ...For a deserted island getaway from quarantine

GOOD NEWS ROUNDUP
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG GOOD NEWS ROUNDUP

GOOD NEWS ROUNDUP - a collection of stories from around the world that will help put a smile on your face. 

RIDING ON THE TIGERTAIL
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by WEN HSIAO RIDING ON THE TIGERTAIL

Alan Yang wants you to call your dad. An honest review on "TIGERTAIL" by Netflix. 

THE RIGHTFUL AUTHORITY OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN FASHION
FASHION by CHLOE XIANG THE RIGHTFUL AUTHORITY OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN FASHION

The conversation about sustainability must begin with indigenous communities

THE TRUTH ABOUT INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS
CULTURE by MARJ OSTANI THE TRUTH ABOUT INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS

Love might not conquer all, but it’s a good place to start

ON THE IMMERSIVE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE OF ‘CATHARSIS'
CULTURE by LIZ HEW ON THE IMMERSIVE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE OF ‘CATHARSIS'

London’s answer to CONNECT, BTS questions the relationship between technology and nature

@CHINESESCHOOL-DROPOUT
CULTURE by LIZ HEW @CHINESESCHOOL-DROPOUT

The Instagram celebrating the iconic looks of vintage Hong Kong and Chinese stars

THE AGE OF VINTAGE III
FASHION by ATHENA TAN THE AGE OF VINTAGE III

Meet Omnichannel Extraordinaire Loop Garms

THE AGE OF VINTAGE II
FASHION by ATHENA TAN THE AGE OF VINTAGE II

A Vintagewknd Exclusive Interview

THE AGE OF VINTAGE I
FASHION by ATHENA TAN THE AGE OF VINTAGE I

No Two Alike: Vintage Finds for Conscious Minds

BONG JOON HO'S LEGACY
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG BONG JOON HO'S LEGACY

How Bong Joon Ho’s success has opened our eyes to the word of culture we have excluded for too long. 

ROSES ARE RED, BUT IS THE FLORAL INDUSTRY GREEN?
CULTURE by REINA-SEKIGUCHI ROSES ARE RED, BUT IS THE FLORAL INDUSTRY GREEN?

Read this before you splurge on your next Insta-worthy bouquet. 

WE'RE ALL FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK
CULTURE by WEN HSIAO WE'RE ALL FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK

Oddly-specific and niche Facebook groups I joined in the name of ‘scientific inquiry’ 

THE MAKING OF A MAN
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG THE MAKING OF A MAN

Understanding and redefining masculinity in 2020

MEET SINGER-SONGWRITER PAULINA VO
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CASEY HUANG MEET SINGER-SONGWRITER PAULINA VO

“The only constant in my entire life was music.”

SPARKING JOY CROOKES
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CASEY HUANG SPARKING JOY CROOKES

Crooksie told me not to fall in love too early, but it’s hard not to.

I WAS ASKED TO BE A "LUXURY PERSONAL SHOPPER"
CULTURE by WEN HSIAO I WAS ASKED TO BE A "LUXURY PERSONAL SHOPPER"

It’s not the need for speed, it’s the need for a Louis Vuitton Speedy

FROM STONE TO PETAL: RAVEENA'S LUCID
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CASEY HUANG FROM STONE TO PETAL: RAVEENA'S LUCID

Raveena’s debut album explores healing in technicolor

SPILLING THE TEA
CULTURE by REINA-SEKIGUCHI SPILLING THE TEA

 What To Order On Your Next Boba Run, According To Your Enneagram

THE LONG-OVERDUE BUBBLE TEA EMOJI
CULTURE THE LONG-OVERDUE BUBBLE TEA EMOJI

What I *really* mean when I text you the bubble tea emoji

THE WORLD OF ANNA SUI
FASHION by CHLOE XIANG THE WORLD OF ANNA SUI

A look into this iconic Chinese-American designer’s legacy on fashion.

EVERYTHING WE'RE EXPECTING FROM MULAN
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CHLOE XIANG EVERYTHING WE'RE EXPECTING FROM MULAN

The 2020 live-action adaptation of Mulan may be positioned to be better than its 1998 original. 

THANK YOU FOR THE VENOM
CULTURE by LIZ HEW THANK YOU FOR THE VENOM

On My Chemical Romance and I

KELSEY LU: THE SIREN CELLIST
PEOPLE by CASEY HUANG KELSEY LU: THE SIREN CELLIST

As much as I write about music, I am no musician. But I know when I’m in love.

LOVE AS TOLD BY MAKOTO SHINKAI
CULTURE by CAROLYN SHAO LOVE AS TOLD BY MAKOTO SHINKAI

Oh earnest love, your purity and existence eludes us all.

THE FILMS THAT SHAPED LOVE FOR ME
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CHLOE THE FILMS THAT SHAPED LOVE FOR ME

How these 6 films helped me figure out how to love and be loved.

THE RIGHT COMPANY
CULTURE by MIRANDA PRANOTO THE RIGHT COMPANY

Why It’s Important To Be Picky With People

RUMINATING THE LONG DISTANCE FRIENDSHIP
CULTURE RUMINATING THE LONG DISTANCE FRIENDSHIP

How do you maintain a long distance friendship?

ANOTHER TIME, EROS
CULTURE by SAB ANOTHER TIME, EROS

An essay on why love can wait, for now.

THE SMART MONEY HABITS I'M KEEPING IN 2020
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG THE SMART MONEY HABITS I'M KEEPING IN 2020

Most people can’t keep their new year’s resolutions. That ain’t me.

ON THE SACREDNESS OF STUFFED ANIMALS
CULTURE by CASEY HUANG ON THE SACREDNESS OF STUFFED ANIMALS

Defending our right to own plushies! As adults! I said what I said!

HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS X ZOEY GONG
PEOPLE by CASEY HUANG HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS X ZOEY GONG

Gong, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, began her journey as a healer after doctors discovered her breast tumors and rashes

TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY, 'RAT' IS THE QUESTION
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY, 'RAT' IS THE QUESTION

Reviewing Fashion & Beauty Takes on “Year of the Rat”

HOW (NOT) TO SELL LUNAR NEW YEAR
CULTURE by WEN HSIAO HOW (NOT) TO SELL LUNAR NEW YEAR

The greatest hits and misses of 2020’s Lunar New Year releases

THE BAZAARS AND BIRTHDAYS OF SINGAPORE'S K-POP CAFES
CULTURE by ATHENA TAN THE BAZAARS AND BIRTHDAYS OF SINGAPORE'S K-POP CAFES

Meet the enterprising students forming friendships and creative ventures to celebrate beloved K-Pop musicians

YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ASIAN
CULTURE by WEN HSIAO YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ASIAN

“When I did well, I fulfilled stereotypes, receiving no personal credit. When I didn’t, I took the double blow of personal accountability for failing a cultural standard.”

CAPTURING VULNERABILITY WITH UMI
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CASEY HUANG CAPTURING VULNERABILITY WITH UMI

Chronicling a brief but personal journey of discovery into UMI’s music, life, and art.

KIDS WHO DRESS BETTER THAN WE EVER COULD
FASHION by KJ KUANG KIDS WHO DRESS BETTER THAN WE EVER COULD

Some kids give you baby fever. And some inspire your F/W20 lookbook.

MY SEXUAL AWAKENING PLAYLIST
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by SAB MY SEXUAL AWAKENING PLAYLIST

All night I think about you, that's all I do

THE MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF 2020
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG THE MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF 2020

Art, film, music, and more to look forward to as you ring in the beginning of the new year. 

SELF-CARE: A PORTRAIT SERIES
CULTURE by SAB SELF-CARE: A PORTRAIT SERIES

How Gen-Z Practices Self Care

HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS X KRISTIN POSNER
PEOPLE by CASEY HUANG HAUS GUEST: BOBBLEHAUS X KRISTIN POSNER

How Japanese Jewish food and community are modernized through tradition

GOALS WHEN WE'RE 60 YEARS OLD
FASHION by CASEY HUANG GOALS WHEN WE'RE 60 YEARS OLD

5 fashion influencers that defy what it means to grow old

WHAT'S RICH ABOUT RICH BRIAN
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by WEN HSIAO WHAT'S RICH ABOUT RICH BRIAN

Rich Brian’s The Sailor Tour in Amsterdam

DANCING BEYOND MASCULINITY & FEMININITY
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CASEY HUANG DANCING BEYOND MASCULINITY & FEMININITY

Dissecting the subversive art of Taemin’s androgynous choreography

FINDING A THERAPIST AS A TRANSRACIAL ADOPTEE
CULTURE by LYDIA SMITH FINDING A THERAPIST AS A TRANSRACIAL ADOPTEE

“I needed a reason to find a therapist beyond myself.”

RUBY IBARRA RECLAIMS HER NARRATIVE THROUGH RAP
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CHLOE XIANG RUBY IBARRA RECLAIMS HER NARRATIVE THROUGH RAP

The Bay Area-based rapper celebrates her identity as a Filipino-American immigrant and empowers women around the world

TEENS WITH TATTOOS
CULTURE by MIRANDA PRANOTO TEENS WITH TATTOOS

What Indonesian Teens Have To Say About Their Ink

SLEEPLESS IN SAN DIEGO
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CASEY HUANG SLEEPLESS IN SAN DIEGO

A biased but absolutely true experience of an Epik High concert

MONSUNE'S TRADITION
PEOPLE by CASEY HUANG MONSUNE'S TRADITION

On The Art of Nostalgia and Growing Up

THERE'S AN INSTAGRAM FOR THAT
ART by SAB THERE'S AN INSTAGRAM FOR THAT

Here are five Instagram accounts you never knew you needed to follow.

ENGINEERING KNITWEAR
FASHION by CASEY HUANG ENGINEERING KNITWEAR

4 tech-infused knitwear brands on the rise

RISING MILLENNIAL ASIAN DESIGNERS
FASHION by CHLOE XIANG RISING MILLENNIAL ASIAN DESIGNERS

These Chinese designers are establishing themselves globally, challenging the traditional Eastern v. Western dichotomy of style.

FOR THE DIASPORA, 'HOME' IS A CHOICE
CULTURE by WEN HSIAO FOR THE DIASPORA, 'HOME' IS A CHOICE

To find yourself, try losing yourself first

FIVE POWERHOUSE ASIAN-AMERICAN EDITORS
ART by CHLOE XIANG FIVE POWERHOUSE ASIAN-AMERICAN EDITORS

These editors are changing the media landscape

THE HIP HOP ARTIST JAILED FOR HIS MUSIC
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CASEY HUANG THE HIP HOP ARTIST JAILED FOR HIS MUSIC

Malaysian Chinese recording artist Namewee is a name we’ll remember

FROM INFLUENCER TO DESIGNER
FASHION by CASEY HUANG FROM INFLUENCER TO DESIGNER

4 Korean-American influencers who have launched their own brands

HOW I DISCOVERED ROCK MUSIC
CULTURE by SAB HOW I DISCOVERED ROCK MUSIC

I sat on an old worn-out carpet, surrounded by dusty bric a brac, transfixed by the pink mohawk man on TV

IF YOU COULD SAY IT
CULTURE by CASEY HUANG IF YOU COULD SAY IT

What I had always wanted to say to my mother: “I just feel like you’re disappointed in me.”

BOBA CULTURE MIGHT BE A CULT
CULTURE by LEONA CHEN BOBA CULTURE MIGHT BE A CULT

May I submit to the court compelling evidence that boba culture might actually be a cult. 

EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE
ART by CHLOE XIANG EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE

Take a look inside the Yayoi Kasama exhibit in NYC that attracts over two-hour lines

G-DRAGON’S COMEBACK WITH NIKE AND CONVERSE
FASHION by KJ KUANG G-DRAGON’S COMEBACK WITH NIKE AND CONVERSE

G-Dragon’s military homecoming is unlike any other

LOVE LETTER TO HOME
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG LOVE LETTER TO HOME

Home is a feeling – transcendent and evolving over time. Here are our love letters to home.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TAKE UP SPACE WHERE IT ISN'T PERMITTED?
ART by SARAH BURACK WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO TAKE UP SPACE WHERE IT ISN'T PERMITTED?

Art can’t exist without external influence or ‘contamination’.

WHAT YOUR SPOTIFY 2019 WRAPPED SAYS ABOUT YOU
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by WEN HSIAO WHAT YOUR SPOTIFY 2019 WRAPPED SAYS ABOUT YOU

One last look at the crises and playlists of 2019 before I move on forever

OH, SHE'S RICH RICH
CULTURE by REINA-SEKIGUCHI OH, SHE'S RICH RICH

10 of 2019’s Most Ridiculous Designer Products

10 THINGS WE CAN'T BELIEVE HAPPENED IN 2019
CULTURE by RONNIE 10 THINGS WE CAN'T BELIEVE HAPPENED IN 2019

We’re so ready for this decade to be over, but we couldn’t resist one last rage-fest

A DECADE IN REVIEW: PART I
FASHION by IVY A DECADE IN REVIEW: PART I

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists of Asian Heritage

WHAT JING WEN KNOWS
ART by KJ KUANG WHAT JING WEN KNOWS

Model, artist, and photographer Jing Wen became the first Chinese woman to appear in a Chanel campaign in the high fashion house’s 109-year-history.

IT'S LEXIE LIU'S WORLD AND THANK GOD WE'RE LIVING IN IT
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by KJ KUANG IT'S LEXIE LIU'S WORLD AND THANK GOD WE'RE LIVING IN IT

88Rising’s Lexie Liu’s new music video is a liberation from the mundane.

THE RETURN OF CORDUROY
FASHION by KJ KUANG THE RETURN OF CORDUROY

Corduroy is back with a vengeance. And it’s coming for our men.

2019 POP CULTURE YEAR IN REVIEW
CULTURE by CHLOE XIANG 2019 POP CULTURE YEAR IN REVIEW

This year’s highlights in film, music, culture, and entertainment.

88RISING GIVES WESTERN MUSIC WHAT IT'S MISSING
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT by CHLOE XIANG 88RISING GIVES WESTERN MUSIC WHAT IT'S MISSING

The music label and media company that puts Asian artists at the top of US Hip Hop charts

THRIFTING IN NEW YORK CITY
FASHION by CHLOE XIANG THRIFTING IN NEW YORK CITY

Hidden treasures in the city that never sleeps

COME THRIFT WITH ME IN AMSTERDAM
FASHION by WEN HSIAO COME THRIFT WITH ME IN AMSTERDAM

When you have too many options and too little money.