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NEW WEE GALLERY CHALKBOARDS & A GROWTH CHART + A SWEET $15 SALE

NEW WEE GALLERY CHALKBOARDS & A GROWTH CHART + A SWEET $15 SALE

 
Elephants, horses and polar bears, oh my! Our friends at Wee Gallery have three new chalkboard graphics available today at Blik: Arctic Bear ~ Chalkboard, Swedish Horse ~ Chalkboard, and Asian Elephant ~ Chalkboard. Let your imagination soar with a polar bear from the arctic, an elephant from the Taj Mahal or just ride off into the sunset on a horse with no name.

NEW WEE GALLERY CHALKBOARDS & A GROWTH CHART + A SWEET $15 SALE

 
KIDS GROW SO FAST
We’re also super excited about the new Wee Gallery Quiet Forest Growth Chart ~ ReStik. Just peel, stick and watch your wee one grow! Because the only change that you can measure is in inches and centimeters.

NEW WEE GALLERY CHALKBOARDS & A GROWTH CHART + A SWEET $15 SALE

 
$15 SALE ON WEE GALLERY ELEPHANT & FARM

NEW WEE GALLERY CHALKBOARDS & A GROWTH CHART + A SWEET $15 SALE

 
For this new launch, we thought a sale was in order. Wee Gallery Elephant ~ Re-Stik and Wee Gallery Farm ~ Re-Stik are two of the best selling Wee Gallery designs and now they’re on sale for just $15! Crazy!

Sale details: The $15 Wee Gallery Elephant & Farm sale cannot be combined with other Blik promotions. Sale begins Wednesday, May 22, 2013 and ends Monday, May 27, 2013 11:59pm PST. No code necessary. Online orders only. Not valid towards phone orders. Cannot be combined with any other coupon, deal or discount code.

KEITH HARING ~ SURFACE SKINS NOW AT BLIK

KEITH HARING ~ SURFACE SKINS NOW AT BLIK

Yahoo! Surface Skins by Blik are back with six circular designs from iconic artist and frequent collaborator, Keith Haring. Similar to the concept of personalizing your cellphone or laptop, Surface Skins let you to bring art off the walls and onto other objects in your home including cabinets, finished wood, laminate, metal and glass. Move away from walls and transform the everyday with a little help from Keith Haring.

KEITH HARING ~ SURFACE SKINS NOW AT BLIK

KEITH HARING ~ SURFACE SKINS NOW AT BLIK

Fun fact: the Haring designs were originally designed for other circular products like buttons, watches, CD’s and a painting.

You’ve met WRAPPED ~ Surface Skins. Now It’s Haring’s Turn.
Surface Skins by Keith Haring are six circle skins in three diameters: 30” ($35), 36” ($45) and 42” ($60). The designs restore luster to otherwise lackluster coffee and dining tables. Haring is best known for his iconic-line drawings of radiant babies and barking dogs and these designs capture his unique style in a circular format well-suited to a round table. Haring’s people and dogs form a congregation – dancing and moving around the table in celebration.

The six designs: Untitled (Twisting Man) , Untitled (Dancers), Untitled (Rainbow Dancers), Untitled (Radiant Baby), Untitled (Flying Clock) and Untitled (Dancing Dog) are inviting those who gather at the table to join them.

Surface Skins launched last month with 12 skins from Venice-based WRAPPED and we are excited to follow-up the momentum with circular designs by Keith Haring. The skins were developed with a new film that allows the design to be “floated” over the selected surface during installation. The skin’s lamination provides a durable protection to surfaces and makes them easy to apply and remove.

Wonder how easy it really is? Watch and see how magic is made.

Your new motto, “Old surface, new skin!”

SAY HELLO TO HELLO KITTY

SAY HELLO TO HELLO KITTY

 
We are soooo Hello Kitty excited! Today we are launching nine Hello Kitty x Blik graphics that take both a traditional and an artistic spin on classic Hello Kitty images. And to celebrate this momentous day, we’re giving away 25 Hello Kitty: Chalkboards and 25 Hello Kitty: Dry Erase Boards. Plus, we are offering free U.S. ground shipping for today (Thursday, March 21) on all Blik products including Hello Kitty. Now, that’s cause for celebration.

 
SAY HELLO TO HELLO KITTY

 

SAY HELLO TO HELLO KITTY

 

HELLO KITTY X BLIK COLLECTION

1. Hello Kitty: Supercute, Set 1 & Set 2 – Say hello to two sets of oversized Hello Kitty graphics – $35/set.

2. Hello Kitty: Hide & Seek – We spy Hello Kitty and her friends. Use these Hello Kitty graphics to interact with the furniture and objects in your space – $55

3. Hello Kitty: Faces – Have fun with Hello Kitty deconstructed. Singular elements of the friendly Hello Kitty are broken down giving you the ability (and creativity) to place her iconic red bow or whiskers around different objects – $55.

4. Hello Kitty: Chalkboard Re-Stik - Grab some chalk and scribble some notes. Hello Kitty won’t let you forget! Made with Blik Re-Stik™, these two chalkboards are movable and reusable – $45 (Chalk not included.)

5. Hello Kitty: Dry Erase Re-Stik – Scribble some notes with a dry erase marker. Hello Kitty won’t let you forget! Made with Blik Re-Stik™, these two whiteboards are movable and reusable – $45 (Dry erase markers not included.)

6. Four Hello Kitty: Pattern Wall Tiles – Bring a multitude of Hello Kitty to your room with Blik’s popular Pattern Wall Tiles. $50/each.
Hello Kitty ~ Pattern Wall Tiles, Set 1
Hello Kitty ~ Pattern Wall Tiles, Set 2
Hello Kitty ~ Pattern Wall Tiles, Set 3
Hello Kitty ~ Pattern Wall Tiles, Set 4

SAY HELLO TO HELLO KITTY

 

SAY HELLO TO HELLO KITTY

WRAPPED x BLIK. WRAP YOUR WALLS. WIN A BOOK.

WRAPPED x BLIK. WRAP YOUR WALLS. WIN A BOOK.

 
Wrapping paper for your walls? Yep, you heard us right. We are thrilled to team up with our Venice neighbors WRAPPED to launch a new line of graphics based on WRAPPED’s artfully-crafted gift wrap. We love the idea of working with another Venice-based company and combining our collective talents! The WRAPPED x Blik line includes Shadow, 90291 and Charles Arnoldi for Wrapped, Macro.

WRAPPED x BLIK. WRAP YOUR WALLS. WIN A BOOK.

 
BLIK x WRAPPED

For Shadow and 90291 – think wrapping paper for your walls. Blik has given WRAPPED’s artistic gift wrap a Blik twist and created a wall wrap. 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. Macro is based on Charles Arnoldi’s (WRAPPED co-founder Ryland Arnoldi’s father) massive artwork Middle America. Recreate part of the original piece by assembling Macro’s brilliant assortment of colors and shapes.

WHAT IS WRAPPED?
Launched in 2011 by Ryland Arnoldi and Sam Seidman, the duo set out to do what they love most: translate their passion for art and nature beyond wrapping paper. As a result, they introduced a groundbreaking idea: wrapping paper as art rather than a disposable shell. All his life, Ryland has observed his artist-father protect his work table with butcher paper that became saturated with paint. As a child, Ryland watched him tear off pieces of the paint-spattered material and use it as gift wrap. That experience showed him how great wrapping paper can transform the experience of receiving a gift into something truly extraordinary.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WRAPPED?
Check out their Pinterest Board for Blik to see how they got inspired to create Shadow, 90291 and Charles Arnoldi for Wrapped, Macro.

WIN A SIGNED CHARLES ARNOLDI BOOK
Since Charles Arnoldi’s work inspired WRAPPED, we thought it only fitting to give away a signed book that presents the work of Arnoldi. Titled Charles Arnoldi, the 360-page book is a beautiful representation of his paintings and includes a forward by Frank Gehry. Arnoldi has been described as an artist who “draws in space” to create his unique assemblage works of art. You’ll be automatically entered to win the 360-page book (published by Radius Books) just by ordering one of the new WRAPPED graphics from November 8-14, 2012.

WRAPPED x BLIK. WRAP YOUR WALLS. WIN A BOOK.

 
WRAPPED x BLIK. WRAP YOUR WALLS. WIN A BOOK.

 
WRAPPED x BLIK. WRAP YOUR WALLS. WIN A BOOK.

 
UPDATE: Nikolas P. is the winner of the Charles Arnoldi book. Congratulations!

Details: Due to the large size and weight of the book, this contest is only open to residents in the United States. Please also note that Charles Arnoldi’s signature is intentionally smeared. A winner will be picked using Random.org and announced on November 15, 2012.

CARNOVSKY CEILING INSTALL

CARNOVSKY CEILING INSTALL

When the design trendsetters at NOTCOT attended our 10 Year Birthday Bash in June, they told us they were smitten by the works of Carnovsky and loved our over-sized Carnovsky banners at our party.

Once the Carnovsky x Blik Rosoni patterns launched, NOTCOT took on the challenge of putting Rosone N. 1 on the ceiling around a light. Genius if you ask us. This allowed for the possibility of having color-changing lightbulbs to easily see the various RGB views of the graphic.

Hop over to NOTCOT to see the install from start to finish from the unboxing of the graphic to the graceful ceiling application. Needless to say we were very impressed with the end result and think it’s a great tutorial for Carnovsky fans.

CARNOVSKY CEILING INSTALL

Photos courtesy of NOTCOT.

NEW AT BLIK: JIM HOUSER + A VINYL RECORD GIVEAWAY

NEW AT BLIK: JIM HOUSER + A VINYL RECORD GIVEAWAY

 
Is your first response to that headline – what’s a vinyl record? Because not only do we have two new graphics and two new Pattern Wall Tiles from Philly artist Jim Houser, we’ve got five of his records to give away as well. An artist and a musician? Yeah, we knew we had to have him at Blik.

The four new designs work in harmony and share a muted color palette. Jim was careful to ensure that both the themes (and palette) would blend seamlessly with his paintings from the last five years. Meaning if you’re already a Houser collector, these pieces will be a perfect match. And if you’re not, Jim is excited for you to make the graphics your own. What did we like about Jim? His sense of fun, of course.

Pattern Wall Tiles:

Scallops ~ Pattern Wall Tiles: Available in two colors, Scallops ~ Pattern Wall Tiles brings Jim’s painting (drips and all) to your walls.
Amps ~ Pattern Wall Tiles: Turn up the volume. Amps ~ Pattern Wall Tiles brings Jim’s multi-colored amps to your walls. Get ready to rock.

Graphics:

Snake with Legs: We dare you to count the number of shoes in this wall decal.
Arrows: Stick em up! How many arrows does it take to make a cowboy raise his hands? We spot nine in this clever wall decal.

NEW AT BLIK: JIM HOUSER + A VINYL RECORD GIVEAWAY


 
GIVEAWAY: 5 VINYL RECORDS
As we said above, Jim is multi-talented and has released an untitled album of instrumental music he wrote and performed. We’re giving five Blik fans a chance to win the six-track 10” vinyl record and a beautifully designed 16 page full-color booklet featuring images and artwork also created by Jim.

How to win: Tell us what kind of music you think fits Jim’s artwork (Google Images is a great place to start to see Jim’s work.) Leave a comment below and match any song with a piece of his art (you’re not limited to art that was turned into Blik graphics). What song could have inspired a particular piece? For example, we think of U2′s Joshua Tree when we look at the “Helping Hands” tree.

Comments must be in by Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. The five winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Now, get creative and good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Erica, Sarah, Siobhan, Deborah and Andrew! You’ve each won a six-track 10” vinyl record and 16 page full-color booklet featuring images and artwork from new Blik artist Jim Houser. Thanks to everyone who participated.

MEET JIM HOUSER

MEET JIM HOUSER

 
Next week, we are launching new graphics from mixed-media artist Jim Houser. To get you excited about the graphics and give you an insight into Jim’s sense of humor, we asked him to tell us five fun facts about himself. Being an overachiever, he gave us 10. So, here you go:

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT JIM HOUSER BY JIM HOUSER

1) I got a skateboard for my 11th birthday and have never stopped. I am now 39.
2) I have a 15-year-old dog with 3 legs and a 14-year-old cat with the regular amount of legs.
3) My proudest accomplishment is showing my newborn son the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans in the same week.
4) I own seven guitars and 21 guitar amplifiers for some reason.
5) I watch more NBA basketball than it is probably healthy for a person to watch.
6) I often forget to eat until I feel faint or get headaches.
7) I take a nap every day.
8) My favorite place in the world is Brandt Point, Nantucket.
9) One bad thing said or written about me will push 10 good things right out of my head.
10) When I turned 35, I made a conscious decision to stop stealing art supplies.

Thanks Jim! Eager for more? Check-out photos from his LeBasse Projects show this past March. And keep an eye out for Jim Houser for Blik graphics next week.

Photo courtesy of RVCA.

WITNESS THE WALL TRANSFORMATION. CARNOVSKY FOR BLIK.

WITNESS THE WALL TRANSFORMATION. CARNOVSKY FOR BLIK.Ever heard of wall graphics that change under the lights? Get ready to be wowed. Carnovsky, the Milan based artist/design duo of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla have teamed up with us to launch Rosoni, a collection of four patterns based on their dynamic RGB (red, green, blue) design project. The wall graphics change depending on how they are lit, a concept not seen with wall coverings before Carnovsky pioneered the idea in 2010.

Known for their innovative RGB wallpaper, Carnovsky utilizes the RGB technique of using red, green and blue colored lights to make different images appear based on the color used. According to the artists, RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness.” In each image three layers live together, three worlds that could belong to a specific animal kingdom or to an anatomical part, but at the same time connect to a different psychological or emotional status.

WITNESS THE WALL TRANSFORMATION. CARNOVSKY FOR BLIK.

WITNESS THE WALL TRANSFORMATION. CARNOVSKY FOR BLIK.Why do we like Carnovsky?

We were drawn to Carnovsky’s work and the RGB design in particular because of the layered meaning hidden in the pieces. By simply changing the light color in a space, the art reveals different elements. How cool is that!

You’re getting glasses too!
We’re including special glasses that can be used to see the hidden layers. We think it makes the art a conversation starter for your get-togethers and know that you’ll have fun talking about what you see with friends.

The Rosoni collection is comprised of Rosone N. 1, Rosone N. 2, Rosone N. 3 and Rosone N. 4. The entire collection is available now at Blik.

IMAGINARY FOREST BY PATRICK HRUBY

IMAGINARY FOREST BY PATRICK HRUBY

Patrick Hruby fans listen up. Patrick is back at Blik with the Imaginary Forest wall decal. We recently sat down with the LA-based illustrator for a quick conversation about the new graphic, growing up in a log cabin and his heroes. Like Imaginary Castle, the graphic is available in two sizes: small and large.

Blik: What inspired Imaginary Forest?
Patrick Hruby: I was born in Los Angeles, but I grew up in a log cabin on 20 acres of forest in Idaho. I did the forest scene for myself originally. It was self-medicating.

Blik: Why a forest?
PH: Drawing forests is peaceful for me. It’s one of the last places that’s still magical, beautiful and wild.

Blik: Who were your heroes growing up?
PH: Mary Blair and Kay Nielsen.

Thanks, Patrick for sharing with us!

IMAGINARY FOREST GIVEAWAY:
Patrick’s imagination has taken him from the depths of the forest to Eastern European castles. Where will your imagination take you? Tell us your favorite imaginary animal by commenting below to win 1 of 5 small Imaginary Forest graphics. We’re partial to unicorns.

How to Win: Leave your comment below by 11:59pm on April 8, 2012. The five winners will be announced on April 10, 2012. Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents.

UPDATE: Congratulations Alison, Eunice, Jake, Tanya, and Sean! We loved your imaginary animals. Thanks to everyone who participated! 

MEET DAN GOLDEN & FUNBUS

MEET DAN GOLDEN & FUNBUS
Next week, we’re launching four new graphics from FUNBUS by Dan Golden. The new collection at Blik marks the introduction of FUNBUS, a new division of Dan Golden Studio. Before the launch, we thought we’d introduce you to our friend Dan.

Five Fun Facts About Dan Golden

1) Before focusing on art & design, Dan considered a career as a singer songwriter. Some of his influences included Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and Paul Simon. In the mid-90s, Dan self-produced a mini-EP which he dedicated to Janeane Garofalo called “The Button-down Mind of Dan Golden” (He named the tape after Bob Newhart’s famous comedy album, “The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart.”) Less than 50 copies exist and are worth millions. (Ok, tens of dollars.)

2) One of Dan’s favorite foods growing up was cotton candy. (Technically not really a food.)

3) When Dan was a child, he resembled a small Woody Allen. (Complete with glasses.)

4) Dan once auditioned to play Orville Redenbacher’s grandson in a commercial. He didn’t get the part.

5) Visiting the Bionic Man set at Universal Studios in the mid-1970s, Dan was picked out of the audience to jump over an airplane. (Which he did, no sweat.)

Still craving more Dan Golden? Check out his interview on in the loop, the CB2 blog. And stay tuned for the launch of the graphics next week!

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