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Block Shop Woodblock Prints

Where do you typically shop for artwork? We love 20×200 and Eventide. And now Block Shop just launched these gorgeous woodblock prints. They’re a textile company run by sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman in Los Angeles and a family of printers and dyers in Rajasthan, India. The entire process is manual and done in small batches, so no two textiles are exactly alike.

Block Shop Woodblock Prints

Wouldn’t they look beautiful above a sofa or bed?

P.S. More affordable art, and pretty quilts.

  1. ALV says...

    These art posts always bum me out a little. I know it is meant to be encouraging to people whose budgets are modest, but you live in NYC! Do you know how many actual galleries and artists there are here? Small galleries like mine sell affordable original art– not just prints and editions. And we work with collectors to pay over time or find pieces in their budgets. Why is there never anything about visiting a young gallery in BK or the LES? So many opportunities to support a local artist or space that keeps the city abuzz!

    • Sarah says...

      but these are independent artists and makers working in small batches in the US and India. that is important to support too!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much, ALV! i’d love to write more about art and galleries in the city. we’ve done posts here and there, but nothing comprehensive. thanks for the ideas! xoxo joanna

    • ALV says...

      Thanks for listening Joanna! That’s nice to hear. I like the places you suggest (I have many 20 x 200 prints) but would love to see something about the art scene in NYC and finding affordable art here for young collectors.

    • ALV, I’d love to know what gallery is yours, as I am on the hunt for some new art for myself and I’d love to see more options!

  2. Jen says...

    Blockshop’s work is incredibly beautiful! I just got lost on their website & now my wish list from their shop is so long. :)
    I would love to see a more in depth post about Hopie & Lily (how they got into this business, their personal style, etc). Thank you for introducing us to them!

  3. Savannah says...

    Not two nights ago I was scouring old posts for art website ideas! I love large art ( plus I don’t have to coordinate multiple prints)!

  4. Madeleine says...

    Jenny from Little Green Notebook has crated a really cool print shop online. It’s called Jenny’s Print Shop and you just pay $15 per print for the download. They’re really high quality images and you can print them out in whatever size you choose!

  5. Christine says...

    Society6! They always have 20% off and free shipping sales. Or my favorite: print a poster size of your own photo, get a sale canvas from Michael’s, and use mod podge to seal it on to the canvas = large art for under $30!

  6. Loesie says...

    Here in the Netherlands, I really like the maps of wijck.com . They make very simplified maps of cities all over the world (including of Paris and NYC) and of neighbourhoods in the Netherlands and I just got one of our neighbourhood.
    I also really like yellowkorner. They have small galeries (also in Belgium and Germany), plus a website where they sell the most beautiful photos (including Slim Aarons, Jacques Tati etc) in limited editions. We have one of a Coney Island Ferris wheel, since the hubby likes Fairs and I love New York.
    Today at a local design store I picked up a 1962 republished print of LAX airport, a place with so many memories for me. The 60s-style print of such a special place was meant for my room!

  7. Claire says...

    Saw these on Miss Moss just recently!

    • Sasha says...

      Ps, she has original works for as little as $200 for smaller pieces :)

  8. jill c. says...

    i love love love these prints! i hope to save up and buy one soon. I was online as soon as they were available and am now just hoping to get one before they sell out!

  9. Cynthia says...

    I noticed a few others were interested in the jumpsuit too! Where can we find it!?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I think it might be this one? I’ll email her!
      http://bit.ly/2uD96Gm

    • Heather says...

      I have that jumpsuit! It’s from Off-On (Etsy). I also have their apron dress, a shirt dress, and some jumpsuits for my daughters. Great shop.

  10. Lisa says...

    We never shop for art online. I know there is wonderful stuff out there, but it’s so hard for us to fall in love with a piece when we haven’t seen it in person. We have a ton of art, but we always buy it when traveling or at a local art show, gallery, student sale, etc.

  11. These prints are amazing! They have an “international”/”natural” feeling that I love. Plus it is super cool that no two are exactly alike. Thanks for sharing :)

    Sarah
    http://www.balancingwanderlust.com

  12. There used to be this wonderful online boutique art shop called Buddy Editions. It was run by Katie Armor. There was this magnificent painting of Joan Didion that I’d been wanting to buy for so long, and then she and her husband moved overseas and she decided not to continue with it. Alas, I’m out of the loop on current art shops, so I was thrilled to see this post! <3

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      sounds wonderful! thank you!

  13. Tiffany Rochelle Olson says...

    I’m still dying for one of those Katherine Wolhkoff deer bed prints but sadly cannot afford a 6k dollar piece of art…. Oh, if I could only find someone willing to gift it to me1

  14. Absolutely stunning!

  15. Brooke says...

    Love Lily and Hopie and Block Shop Textiles, it would be need to see a beauty uniform from those two! They have such incredible style.

    • Hopie says...

      Awww, thanks Brooke! XOXO

  16. Christy says...

    Hi – I know this is not what the post was about but…I love the jumpsuit! Where did you get it? Thanks :-)

    • 400mlBakery says...

      Second vote for a beauty uniform (or any longer feature about them!)

      I ordered pillows from them on Sunday – there was a small blurb about them in the Times Sunday Styles :)

  17. hazel says...

    love that jumpsuit – where is it from?

  18. These are so great! Sadly out of my price range, but such great inspiration! Makes me want to do some simple line drawings or potato block printing on a great paper with a deckled edge.

  19. Love Lily and Hopie and all their Blockshop goodness. Looking forward to checking out your other two links!