Block Shop Releases First Line of Upholstery Fabrics
Run by sisters and co-founders Hopie and Lily Stockman, Block Shop is releasing its first line of upholstery fabrics. In European linen or Indian cotton, the 11 patterns launching in the fall boast boho names likes Sunwave, Mr. People Person, and Big Squiggle. They mix stripes, polka dots, and half-moons that have been hand-printed in Bagru, India, like the studio’s other textiles, in the Stockmans’ signature saturated blues, pinks, yellows, and greens. “This debut,” Hopie Stockman explains, “is inspired by the layered prints of our 1980s childhood bedroom but made Bauhaus.” The fabrics will soon be joined by wallpaper and curtains in the same patterns. “The idea that wallpaper, bedding, and curtains in the same motif can coexist in one room feels like a refreshingly far cry from the familiar white-wall interiors of Instagram,” she continues. Also of note, the sisters invest 5 percent of annual profits in community health camps for the artisans with whom they work.