Sisters Lily and Hopie Stockman are in the business of teaching others how to work with their hands. Aside from creating their own eye-catching, geometric printed textiles through their label Block Shop, the Stockmans also host a series of printing workshops at an enviable offsite studio and home in Joshua Tree, California. In a serene, well-appointed setting, visitors come to learn about the art of block printing, a craft that these sisters fell in love with back in 2010 after Lily met a master dyer in Jaipur while she was in art school there studying painting.
She worked with the craftsman, Vijendra (Viju) Chhipa, on several pieces she then sent over to her sister who was back home. Hopie was so moved by the paintings that she traveled to meet Viju herself several months later and from there, they formed a textile business that would see all of its materials printed by Viju and his fellow local artisans.
Wreaths are usually associated with Christmas and might make people think of overly craft-y, slightly tacky creations. But the true prime time for front door wreath hanging is arguably the fall. A welcoming garland ushers in the cozy sentiments of the season, and the creative varieties are seemingly endless.At home with photographer Penny Lane in The Design Files