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Press Roundup: Los Angeles Magazine, How & More

Press Roundup: Los Angeles Magazine, How & More

Blik’s very first press piece was in Los Angeles magazine back in October 2002. Almost twelve years later, the thrill still hasn’t worn off so we’re pretty excited to be featured again in Los Angeles magazine this month. In the article the Custom Treatment, Blik and other creative Angelinos are credited with “when it comes to one of a kind, these L.A. artisans are masters.” Thanks Los Angeles!

Did you know Blik does custom? In addition to our retail product line, Blik creates branding graphics and full-scale art murals for clients all around the globe, including local L.A. clients like KCRW, Google and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Check out more of our Customize projects.

Press Roundup: Los Angeles Magazine, How & More

In January, HOW magazine shared our The Not Whiteboard with readers. Available in 24 colors and 2 shapes, this modern take on the traditional dry erase board is a hit!

In the mood to freshen up your abode for spring? St. Louis At Home, Spring 2014 recommends Blik Pattern Wall Tiles in A Brighter Background to “make your blah, blank walls into a cozy background.” Eco-friendly Pattern Wall Tiles are “sticky without the icky” and are a great alternative to traditional wallpaper to add color and/or pattern to any wall.

Press Roundup: Los Angeles Magazine, How & More

WE’RE NOMINATED…

WERE NOMINATED...And the nominees are…that’s right, Blik! As a faithful Blik fan, follower, and customer we would love it if you and your best pals would:

*VOTE FOR BLIK at the Natural Child World Eco-Excellence Award

Our first nomination is for an Eco-Excellence Award from Natural Child World for our Habitat Pattern Wall Tiles in the Wall Decor category. Not to toot our own horn, but have you seen our rad Pattern Wall Tiles? They are kind to the environment, non-toxic and free of both PVC and phthalates! As we like to say, “sticky without the icky.”

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*VOTE FOR BLIK at the Red Tricycle Most Awesome Wall Art and Room Decor Accessories Award

Red Tricycle has kindly nominated Blik for their Most Awesome Wall Art and Room Decor Accessories Award. So many parents have chosen Blik to decorate their nursery or child’s room over the years, and now is the chance to let everyone know how Blik rocked their rooms!

It just takes a couple of clicks. Your support is much appreciated!

AS SEEN IN: THE NEW YORK TIMES, HOME SECTION

AS SEEN IN: THE NEW YORK TIMES, HOME SECTION

Guess who is in The New York Times today? Us! Run, don’t walk and go pick-up your copy and flip to the Home section. The Blik X WRAPPED collaboration is featured on pg. D3 with a picture of Shadow.

As you may remember, Blik has given WRAPPED’s artistic gift wrap a Blik twist and the three designs (Shadow, 90291 & Charles Arnoldi for Wrapped, Macro) are based on intensely colored, high-resolution photos. Made from self-adhesive vinyl, the wall wraps (which have four or six sheets in a package) are durable and meant to adhere to any smooth flat surface.

Thanks to The new York Times for featuring the collaboration and the cool things that are coming out of Venice!

SEE KEITH HARING ~ PATTERN WALL TILES IN SCROOGE & MARLEY FILM

SEE KEITH HARING ~ PATTERN WALL TILES IN SCROOGE & MARLEY FILM

If you’ll be in LA over Thanksgiving, we encourage you to check out the opening of Scrooge & Marley tonight in Pasadena at Laemmle Playhouse 7. The screenings continue until November 27 and then move to Chicago. Why are we so excited about this film? Our Keith Haring ~ Pattern Wall Tiles make an appearance in the film’s background and we can’t wait to see Blik on the big screen.

More about Scrooge & Marley
The movie is  a modern day variation on Charles Dickens’ classic story of the holidays, “A Christmas Carol.” On Christmas Eve, Ben Scrooge, the man who hates the holidays, is given the chance to begin again when he is visited by three spirits – the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Revisiting the tragic missteps of his life enables Scrooge to rediscover the joy of the holiday season and make a journey back to love. Recounted from a gay sensibility with heart, comedy and music, the magic of Dickens’ timeless tale comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of all persuasions.

Can’t make the showings? The DVD will be out in December.

AS SEEN IN: INTERIOR DESIGN, SPRING MARKET 2012

AS SEEN IN: INTERIOR DESIGN, SPRING MARKET 2012

We have to admit that we were grinning from ear to ear when we saw Interior Design’s Spring Market issue. Awaiting inside the over-sized issue was a full page on Keith Haring wall graphics at Blik. Our newest Haring graphic, Keith Haring ~ Pattern Wall Tiles were the main focus of the article. The wall tiles launch coincided with the Brooklyn Museum’s “Keith Haring: 1978-1982″ exhibit, which is running until July 8.

AS SEEN IN: INTERIOR DESIGN, SPRING MARKET 2012

AS SEEN IN: PROXART MAGAZINE, FALL 2011

AS SEEN IN: PROXART MAGAZINE, FALL 2011We were flattered when the new indie magazine, Proxart wanted to do a feature on us in their Fall 2011 issue, #PM7. (In case you are flipping through it now, we’re on pg. 15.)

What’s Proxart you ask? Best described in their own words, they are “a survey of the creative environment.” Sounds deep and very creative to us.  We were even more flattered when we saw that Bon Iver cover artist Gregory Euclide and Blik artist Patrick Hruby were in the issue as well.

The story opens with the question, “what happens when you make quirkiness portable” and explores the evolution of Blik and our product line.

Read the entire article by downloading the issue now or ordering a print copy here.

Photo credit: Benjamin Hunter for Proxart.

AS SEEN IN: FAST COMPANY, OCTOBER 2011

AS SEEN IN: FAST COMPANY, OCTOBER 2011

Today is National Boss’s Day. Does the notion of that make you ill? Sometimes you just gotta suck up with the best of them.

This month, Fast Company takes a humorous look at a few execs who’ve paid their dues on their way to the top. Blik co-founder, Scott Flora is one of those execs and shares an awful-smelling tale of working in a microbiology lab right out of college. Might we suggest a clothespin for your nose, Scott?

AS SEEN IN: FAST COMPANY, OCTOBER 2011

AS SEEN IN: LOS ANGELES TIMES, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

AS SEEN IN: LOS ANGELES TIMES, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

We admit that we were SO excited to see our own Scott Flora on the cover of last Saturday’s Los Angeles Times Home section. So excited that we forgot to add the story to our blog. Well, better late than never!

The story (written by the awesome Lisa Boone) takes a look at Scott’s sunny Venice cottage and looks at how he uses his space as a test kitchen for new Blik designs. Although it may be small, the walls of the house get quite a workout. We’ll let Scott describe living in a design lab:

“The graphics allow me to keep one eye on what we’re doing as a company, while enjoying my life at home,” he said. “I don’t need to think deeply about them each day, but by having our works around me, I do consider how a particular piece makes me feel over time.” He asks himself: Do I still like this design? Would I prefer to change it? How do others react when they see it? Or do they not react at all. If it works for me,” he said, “it very well may work for others.”

Nicely put, Scott! If you missed the article, you can check out the online version here as well as a slideshow here filled with photos of Scott’s home and of course his always adorable daughter Aja.

All photos courtesy of Francine Orr, Los Angeles Times.

AS SEEN IN: LOS ANGELES TIMES, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

"Fernwood Mirrors" brightens up Scott's bathroom.

AS SEEN IN: LOS ANGELES TIMES, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

Scott plays with Aja behind "Heart Breakout" and next to "I Never Saw the Sign."

AS SEEN IN: LOS ANGELES TIMES, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

"Visible Robot" waits around the corner from Aja.

AS SEEN IN: LOS ANGELES TIMES, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011

Susan, Scott and Aja in her room. "Invisible Circus" is above her crib.

AS SEEN IN: HGTV’s Home by Novogratz

AS SEEN IN: HGTVs Home by Novogratz

As Seen In: InStyle, September 2011

As Seen In: InStyle, September 2011

Hot off the press! InStyle’s gigantic September issue is out and features the beautiful Beyonce Knowles on the front cover. However, there’s more than just a diva in this magazine.

In the Life, Etc. section, InStyle dives into the “Think Tank” where style-setters dish on their top wallet-friendly decor faves. Andy Griffith and Rose Apodaca, owners of A+R right here in Venice, chose our Mina Javid Tripod Light decal from Blik as their pick.

According to them: “Wall decals are easy to apply and provide an expressive pop of color or design to any area.” Thanks Rose and Andy! Pick-up a copy today and flip to page 618. Or better yet, pop over to our online shop and pick up a Tripod Light for yourself.

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