For more than 20 years, Lori Blum has designed unique pillow collections that capture the imagination of celebrities, interior designers, upscale retailers and consumers around the world. In 1995, she introduced her first line: IL Fiore, a luxury collection of handpainted pillows sold exclusively to retailers like Neiman Marcus, Barney's New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ethan Allen, and ABC Carpet and Home. Inspired by her love for typography and vintage bus rolls, she launched Uptown Artworks in 2010 with a collection of city wall art and pillows. When customers asked for personalized items, she listened: The original birth announcement pillow--now the company's bestseller--debuted the following year. From Martha's Vineyard to Los Angeles, and the Hamptons to Palm Beach, celebrity clients turn to Uptown Artworks for their custom gifts.
Uptown Artworks has been featured on ABC News and in numerous publications, including New York Magazine,
Brides, American Baby, Country Living, Natural Child and TimeOut New York.