As tempting as it might be, you can’t move in to the stylish Block Shop showroom, which opens to the public today in the ATX Arts Complex in Atwater Village.
Outfitted with artist sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman’s Bauhaus-inspired textiles, and custom furnishings by Los Angeles designers Waka Waka, Brendan Ravenhill, Entler and Kalon Studios, the storefront is so elegant, you may feel guilty about walking on the colorful dhurrie rugs that line the floors.
Fans of the curvilinear woodblock printed textiles can shop for napkins ($14), table runners ($70) and reversible dhurries starting at $130. Prints on handmade cotton rag paper are available framed and unframed and scarves ($75), which can be worn or hung on the wall like artwork, come in hand stitched cotton pouches with a ceramic bolo by Los Angeles ceramicist Bari Ziperstein.
Linen pillows ($85) and lightweight cotton bathrobes ($140) round out the mix, with custom commissions available upon request.
“We’ve always been an online business, and photography can only translate so much when it comes to the rich, beautiful textures of our textiles,” says Block Shop co-founder Hopie Blockman. “With the store, we wanted to bring people into this three dimensional world we’ve poured our hearts into, and invite them to touch our cottons, linens, handwoven wools and cotton-silks with their hands.”
What: Block Shop
Where: 3191 Casitas Ave., Suite 156, Atwater Village
When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays