“Not everyone lives in New York or Los Angeles” says Blum, when she describes the predominance of home décor based on these cities. “I wanted to offer consumers and retailers in any city the opportunity to celebrate their towns in fresh, decorative ways.”
A collector of American antiques, Blum was drawn to vintage bus and subway rolls at an antique show because of their bold aesthetic and design appeal. In the early 20th century, bus, tram and subway route signs were printed on rolls of black cloth and rotated manually by drivers or conductors to display the next stop or destination. Inspired by these rolls, Uptown Artworks reproduces the signs on thick, gallery-wrapped canvas, creating unique wall art for the home. Unlike the vintage signs, however, these canvases can easily be customized for any destination or personal theme.
Numerous pillow collections are already being sold in upscale boutiques, including The Hamptons Collection of 8 different styles that represent the Long Island towns. As with the canvases, the pillows can also be custom-designed for specific locales. The canvas wall art is available in various sizes and hanging options. The pillows are eco-friendly, produced with natural linen and cotton. Uptown Artworks products are also proudly crafted in the United States.
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