Things our moms love from our store
FANG CONVERTIBLE CROSSBODY BAGRegular price $ 268.00
2 way convertible crossbody shoulder bag
Mesh Asian Pear RingRegular price $ 109.00
Honoring how gifted fruit is a love language in many Asian cultures, this ring features a pleasingly round dome shape with a grainy base texture, stem navel, and mesmerizing mesh pattern.
Tofu Skin HoopsRegular price $ 129.00
Ropey texture and rounded cinches mimic tofu skin, which is made by boiling soy milk and collecting and drying the film that forms on its surface.
YVMIN x XUZHI Large Half Moon Jade EarringsRegular price $ 250.00
These earrings' half-moon hoops cradle a collection of jade beads, protecting the gemstone's power within its silver frame.
DESIGNER: Established by design duo Xiaoyu Zhang and Li Min, YVMIN 尤目 is an acclaimed Beijing based jewelry design studio known for its innovative take on body-decoration.
Brocade Face MaskRegular price $ 96.00 Sale price $ 76.80 Save 20%
WASHABLE and REUSABLE - Premium brocade fabric and durable construction allow for machine wash cold.
Elastic adjustable ear-loop to secure the face cover in place and customized face fit for everyone.
FILTER INSERT SLOT - Insert a PM 2.5 filter for additional protection against harmful airborne particles. The addition of a filter can help protect against pollution, smog, pollen, dust, sneezes, coughs, and other harmful particles. (Has slot for optional filter insertion, does not come with inserts)
**Note: for sanitation reasons, we do not accept returns for this item**
INDIGO SHIBORI KITRegular price $ 86.00
We've collaborated with Takeda Kahei to bring you this authentic Shibori (aka Tie Dyeing) Kit. The Takeda Family has been at the center of Japanese Shibori and an anchor throughout history.
We offer two types of Kits. Both include everything you need to experience Shibori Tie Dye. One includes a large eco-bag called "Azuma Bukuro" that has been around for centuries but is timeless and beautiful.
The other one includes a baby jinbei (for 6 to 12month-olds) consisting of a top that ties in the front and trousers. A jinbei can be worn as summer clothes as well as undergarments.
Persimmon JarRegular price $ 35.00
In Chinese tradition, the persimmon symbolizes good fortune. Add a little good luck to your things by stashing them in this Persimmon Jar. While ideal for tea and herb storage, the jar's three sizes mean you can potentially hide a variety of things within this luscious fruit.
Lychee Jar CandleRegular price $ 39.00
Lychee candle is fruity and perfect for brightening up any space, with subtle notes of red tea for balance and rock sugar to compliment the lychee’s natural flavor.
Honey Jasmine Jar CandleRegular price $ 39.00
A graceful dance between rich and delicate, our Honey Jasmine is floral, full and well rounded without being overpowering.
Yuzu Jar CandleRegular price $ 39.00
This Yuzu candle is bright & citrusy with notes of yuzu, tangerine, bergamot.
Mountain River Jump! Fortune Telling CardsRegular price $ 78.00
Mountain River Jump! is an artist duo founded in 2016 by twin sisters Huang Shan and Huang He. The duo has a variety of creative formats in art, often applying “divination consulting” as a performance to examine the potential of such art medium, and to interact with the audience at the intrinsic level. They have chosen 49 Chinese animal idioms frequently used in daily China, then illustrated for them and made them into 49 divinatory cards.
Through these 49 divinatory cards, we can see how Chinese ancestors described human's situation through animal idioms. This kind of metaphors can also be found in Zhou Yi. These 49 cards can be distributed into 7 groups, from 0 The Dragon's Nine Distinguished Sons to 48 Time Flies like A Golden Crow and Runs like A Jade Rabbit, including different stages of personal growth. For example, some of the cards are telling stories about newborn, development, fights, reflections, and rebirth.
In China, there is a long history of divination. Mountain River Jump! is using Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms to see what will come out when eastern cultural genes mix with fortunetelling in the context of the contemporary world. Meanwhile, they have strong curiosity towards human psychology and individual's narration. With their studies into Oriental mysticism and folklore, the artists pry open the topics of identity politics, labor issues, feminism, life politics, modernity and others.
Stories of the SaharaRegular price $ 28.00
Sanmao: author, adventurer, pioneer. Born in China in 1943, she moved from Chongqing to Taiwan, Spain to Germany, the Canary Islands to Central America, and, for several years in the 1970s, to the Sahara.
Leafing through the pages of National Geographic as a young girl growing up in Taiwan, Sanmao became enchanted by the infinite and wonderous landscape of the Sahara. Years later, in 1974, she sets out for the Spanish desert territory of El Aaiún in hopes of becoming the first female explorer to cross the hauntingly beautiful expanse. Her boyfriend José would have to wait, or join her. He packs his things, leaves Madrid, and asks Sanmao to marry him.
Stories of the Sahara invites us into Sanmao's extraordinary life in the desert: her experiences of love and loss, freedom and peril, all told with a voice as spirited as it is timeless. At a period when China was beginning to look beyond its borders, Sanmao fired the imagination of millions and inspired a new generation.
Translated by Mike Fu.
Product Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1st Edition, April 2, 2020
Xi'an Famous Foods: The Cuisine of Western China, from New York's Favorite Noodle ShopRegular price $ 35.00
The long-awaited cookbook from an iconic New York restaurant, revealing never-before-published recipes
AN EATER BEST COOKBOOK OF FALL 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST COOKBOOK OF FALL 2020
A BALTIMORE SUN BEST COOKBOOK OF FALL 2020
A ROBB REPORT BEST COOKBOOK OF FALL 2020
A FOOD & WINE FALL 20 COOKBOOK PICK
A WSJ MAGAZINE BEST-DESIGNED ITEM
Since its humble opening in 2005, Xi’an Famous Foods has expanded from one stall in Flushing to 14 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. CEO Jason Wang divulges the untold story of how this empire came to be, alongside the never-before-published recipes that helped create this New York City icon. From heavenly ribbons of liang pi doused in a bright vinegar sauce to ﬂatbread ﬁlled with caramelized pork to cumin lamb over hand-pulled Biang Biang noodles, this cookbook helps home cooks make the dishes that fans of Xi’an Famous Foods line up for while also exploring the vibrant cuisine and culture of Xi’an.
Transporting readers to the streets of Xi’an and the kitchens of New York’s Chinatown, Xi’an Famous Foods is the cookbook that fans of Xi’an Famous Foods have been waiting for.
Sichuan Chili CrispRegular price $ 16.00
The first & only 100% all-natural Sichuan chili sauce, proudly crafted in Chengdu. It's hot, spicy, crispy, numbing and deliciously savory. Intensely flavorful yet not off-the-charts spicy, it’ll make your food taste bolder and the world around you seem a little bit brighter. Use it on everything. Yes, even that.
6oz, small-batch crafted, made in Sichuan Province and bottled in California.
Ingredients: Non-GMO Rapeseed oil, Non-GMO Soybean oil, Dried Chili Pepper, Fermented Black Bean, Garlic, Sesame Oil, Salt, Shallots, Mushroom Powder, Ginger, Seaweed, Sichuan Pepper, Spices
Fly By Jing was founded in 2018, inspired by the amazing flavors of Jing, the creator's, hometown Chengdu and its famous "fly restaurants"— soulful hole-in-the-wall eateries so good they attract diners like flies.
Zhong Dumpling SauceRegular price $ 16.00
Inspired by the popular, classic Chengdu street snack Zhong Dumplings, Zhong Sauce is a concoction of aromatic "fuzhi" soy sauce, slow-brewed with brown sugar, mushrooms, garlic, and a blend of spices. It’s sweet, tangy, spicy, and umami-rich all at once — intensely delicious and versatile.
Ingredients: Non-GMO Rapeseed oil, Non-GMO Soybean oil, Dried Chili Pepper, Garlic, Sesame Oil, Brown Sugar, Mushroom Powder, Spices
Fly By Jing was founded in 2018, inspired by the amazing flavors of Jing, the creator's, hometown Chengdu and its famous fly restaurants— soulful hole-in-the-wall eateries so good they attract diners like flies.
Fly By Jing doesn't conform to anyone else's notions of value, taste, tradition. It is one person's recipes, one person's vision, and one person's story. With these products, Jing tells his.
The Double Gourd VaseRegular price $ 485.00
3D-printed and hand finished plaster vase with a wax matte finish. Designed by Joey Yu and produced by Unique Board. Part of the Tender Vessels collection, a series of five vases that blends traditional Chinese ceramic design with vignettes of modern life. Production limited to 200 editions.
DESIGNER: Joey Yu is an illustrator, animator, and curator living in London. "The designs I kept pretty traditional, with subtle modern nods in each such as a car, a girl on her phone for example. They all capture a slow, tender moment, stretching it out forever in time. I like to think of it as sculpture poetry."
The Pomegranate VaseRegular price $ 1,450.00
3D-printed and hand finished plaster vase with a wax matte finish. Designed by Joey Yu and produced by Unique Board. Part of the Tender Vessels collection, a series of five vases that blends traditional Chinese ceramic design with vignettes of modern life. Limited edition 200.
From the Artist: Joey Yu is an illustrator, animator, and curator living in London. "The designs I kept pretty traditional, with subtle modern nods in each such as a car, a girl on her phone for example. They all capture a slow, tender moment, stretching it out forever in time. I like to think of it as sculpture poetry."
DUNHUANG MURAL TEACUPRegular price $ 68.00
Handmade & painted in the "porcelain capital" - Jing De Zhen, each of these cups is a one-of-a-kind collectible.
About the Designer: Li Xu draws inspiration from the famous Dun Huang murals located in the Mogao caves, as well as from the Classics of Mountains and Seas 山海经. Li Xu runs his ceramics studio Kong Liao in Jing De Zhen.
Tall teacup: approx. 2.3 in diameter, 2.5 in tall
Short teacup: approx. 2.5 in diameter, 2 in tall
Lotus BowlRegular price Sale price $ 16.00
Made in the "porcelain capital" - Jing De Zhen, these super fine bone china bowls are exemplary renditions of the classic Chinese dinnerware design and quality.
Bone china is the strongest of all-porcelain and known for its whiteness and translucency. The floral & color pattern came from the Qing dynasty, known as "Famille rose".