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Leanna Lin of Leanna Lin's Wonderland.  Courtesy of Leanna Lin.
Leanna Lin of Leanna Lin's Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.
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Meet The Maker Behind Leanna Lin's Wonderland

Picture of Marie Cradle
Updated: 24 April 2017
Located in the Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock is Leanna Lin’s Wonderland — an art gallery, jewelry-making workshop, toy store, and accessories boutique all in one. Owner Leanna Lin puts passion into curating the cute and creative wares that make up the whimsical storefront. In this exclusive Culture Trip interview, learn more about the business, Lin’s art treasures, and her personal tastes.
Wonderland Art Show Card at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.
Wonderland Art Show Card at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.

What is the biggest obstacle you have faced in business”

Besides running a tight ship, keeping up with the constant technology changes. I’ll be working on a project or just getting used to something and then it changes, updates, etc. You have to be able to adjust and go with the flow.

What is your dream project”

To work with Fafi on anything!

Art event at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.
Art event at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.

What’s next for the shop?

I’ve recently launched an online shop that I am excited to grow. I want more people to be able to enjoy all of the cuteness that I get to see everyday! Also, in 2016 Supahcute will be my gallery curator and we plan on expanding our group art shows.

How soon do you check your phone in the morning?

Pretty much first thing, as I get up and get going.

Book from Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.
Book from Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.

Which artwork do you have displayed in your living room?

I have a Shag from the late ’90s that was a gift from my husband back when we first started dating and a Loris Lora from the California Modernism show at Nucleus earlier this year. I am dreaming of adding this Axelhoney to my collection, though!

Art Show Card from Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.
Art Show Card from Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.

Describe your workspace in 80 characters or fewer.

Leanna Lin’s Wonderland is full of color and fun things that make you happy!

Apple or Android’

Apple.

Spaghetti or ramen?

Ramen (veggie broth preferred).

Jewelry in Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.
Jewelry in Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.

Beatles or Adele?

Beatles (the Psychedelia era).

Spring or fall?

Fall (I love the cooler weather, and the holidays feel cozy).

Yeti toys in Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.
Yeti toys in Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.

Iced tea or lemonade?

Iced tea.

Morning person or night person?

Night (although I wish I was a morning person ;).

Leanna Lin of Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.
Leanna Lin of Leanna Lin’s Wonderland. Courtesy of Leanna Lin.

Get news and exhibit and workshop schedule at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, as well as on Twitter.

Interview by Marie Cradle