Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The Lost Art of Vintage Store Front Mosaics

quote [ It is a sad fact that modern buildings rarely have the artistic flourishes and details of their forebears. Once buildings were often proudly decorated with eye catching touches, such as elaborate cornices and ornately carved door frames. ]

Asphalt, mosaic tiles, but there's an open door
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[by ScoobySnacks@7:29amGMT]

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spazm said @ 10:35am GMT on 31st Jan
I wouldn't mind seeing these making a comeback.
cb361 said @ 10:53am GMT on 31st Jan
Maybe in the past companies more often owned their own premises, whereas nowadays they lease from a landlord. I haven't read the article.
spazm said @ 12:40pm GMT on 31st Jan
Absolutely true, now a store will probably stay in a single location for only a few years. Doesn't take away that it looks so much more charming though. I wouldn't necessarily like to see it happen with chain stores, but rather with the smaller shop owners.
biblebeltdrunk said @ 11:47am GMT on 31st Jan
I want more stained glass.
spazm said @ 12:41pm GMT on 31st Jan
Yes, please!
jbhalper said @ 1:37pm GMT on 31st Jan [Score:4 Informative]
This is the bee's knees.

I'm just now noticing that I have to earn 3 more karma to be able to upmod stuff like this.
jbhalper said @ 2:20pm GMT on 1st Feb
Thanks everyone for the Make-a-Wish Foundation treatment here. I wasn't trying to beg, but I'll take it nonetheless. I've used my newfound powers to make good and upmod this post.
HoZay said @ 8:36pm GMT on 1st Feb
Come back real soon now, you hear?
bbqkink said @ 6:55pm GMT on 31st Jan
Looks like I'm not the only Luddite here after all.
stv179 said @ 6:22am GMT on 1st Feb
Hmm.. looks like the server is not cooperative at the moment ..
stv179 said @ 7:13pm GMT on 1st Feb
.. and back again :-)

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