In the Days Before Fridges: Vintage Photographs Show Butcher Shop Fronts In The Victorian Era

In the Days Before Fridges: Vintage Photographs Show Butcher Shop Fronts In The Victorian Era

Although the Victorian times might be remembered for dodgy health and safety and questionable pie fillings, the 19th century saw a huge shift for the local butcher. According to food historian Annie Gray: “Butchers were busier than ever as Britain urbanized rapidly, becoming the first country in the world where more people lived in towns than in the country in 1851.” Continue reading »

Comedian Creates Hilarious Fake Products And Places Them In Stores

Comedian Creates Hilarious Fake Products And Places Them In Stores

Comedian Jeff Wysaski (previously) creates brilliant funny product parodies and distributes them in local stores. Why? For the lulz, of course. Continue reading »

An Artist Recreates The Most Stolen Objects In Stores

An Artist Recreates The Most Stolen Objects In Stores

For her Shoplifting project, the British artist Lucy Sparrow had fun recreating the most stolen objects in the stores of Great Britain. Some soft and childish creations made of felt, which illustrate the banal criminality of everyday life. Pregnancy tests, champagne, beauty cream, meat, condoms, alcohol or adult magazines, the Shoplifting installation was presented last November at the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London. Continue reading »

Shopikon: Your Guide to the Best Local Stores

Shopikon: Your Guide to the Best Local Stores

Shopikon: Your Guide to the Best Local Stores

Shopikon was inspired by the belief that an essential part of a city’s character is defined by its unique, local stores. Shopikon is an independent guide. All shops have been hand-picked by our editors, and did not pay to be featured. With an eye for a well curated selection of items, quality products, and distinct philosophies, these restless explorers have hit the streets in all kinds of weather to find the cream of the shop crop. Also, iPhone app.

Halloween Stores Prepare For The Holiday

Halloween Stores Prepare For The Holiday

Madeleine Wenthzel looks in a mirror as she tries on a Costume at the Halloween MegaStore Miami Beach on October 21, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. The megastore is a temporary location for the store which opened for the holiday to sell costumes, masks and other items to people needing to dress up for the evening of October 31 when costumed people around the world observe the day. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America) Continue reading »