Leah Singh initially began her business with a line of bone jewelry and the idea to rejuvenate the age-old, traditional crafts of India. She was born to a Polish American father and an Indian mother; spending her childhood surrounded by India’s rich cultural heritage. In the summers, she’d head to the clean, structured lines of New York. The Parsons graduate had an “aha moment” (outlined below) and opted to move from just jewelry and into textiles, a decision we’re obsessed with. Both Manhattan and Delhi would eventually play a part in her eclectic aesthetic, encouraging her to use an unexpected combination of colors, patterns, and techniques. Everything she makes is essentially at the top of our wish list, and we’re anxious to see what she does next:
MY LIGHTBULB MOMENT:
The first time I met with one of the artisan groups I work with and saw their textiles. My mind started racing with tons of ideas for my own textile collection, and that’s when I decided to grow my business from only bone jewelry to textiles as well.
I CAN’T START MY DAY UNTIL:
I shower, and until I cuddle with my lhasa apso.
Loving your home, your work, and the people in your life.
YOU’LL NEVER SEE ME WITHOUT:
THE ONLY PLACE BETTER THAN DELHI:
My favorite place (ever) is New York.
WHEN I FEEL UNINSPIRED:
I change my routine, do something I haven’t done before, or I purchase something that alters my surrounding, even slightly.
ADVICE I WISH I HAD 5 YEARS AGO:
I prefer to experience things and figure stuff out on my own, but I wish someone had advised me to take advice so that I didn’t always have to figure stuff out the hard way!
IN 5 YEARS FIND ME:
I like to go with the flow and take small steps so imagining where I’ll be in 5 years is very hard, but I hope to be living near a beach and to start a line of minimalist, modern furniture.
ABOVE ALL ELSE: