All Hail Block Shop’s Affordable, Art Deco–Inspired Woodblock Prints
Did you, like us, visit Block Shop’s reading room at Sight Unseen OFFSITE and wish you could walk away with just a fraction of the sisters’ sunny decor (including that bonkers amazing banana flower plant?) If so, consider your wish granted: This week the L.A.–based studio released its first edition of woodblock prints on colored paper, and they’re a perfect, low-risk way to incorporate some of the sisters’ graphic sensibility into your own home. For the edition, Hopie and Lily Stockman partnered with a woman-run papermaking studio in Sanganer, Rajasthan, to create cotton rag paper made from textile production scraps in Jaipur — a zero-waste process. The paper is then hand-dyed in a palette of salmon, taupe, turmeric and powder blue — all hues that reference the terrazzos decorating their studio’s block in downtown Los Angeles. The prints themselves take inspiration from the Art Deco font designs of Jean Puiforcat and, as you can see in the photos below, pair nicely with the B.Zippy/anthurium combo you probably already have on lock. Shop the (amazingly affordable) prints here!
PHOTOS BY MAGGIE SHANNON