Beautiful Victorian Spitalfields shopfront gets painted over 'Butter Believe It' tossers

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  2. editor

    editor Forked with electrons



    Social media is not impressed.
     
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i'll say one thing for hipsters, at least they keep auld shop fronts
     
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  4. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    pure vandalism.
    if that was old (lead-based) paint they rubbed off, I hope they get what's coming to them
    (if they were lazy, and just covered the original, it might be possible to remove the modern mess)
     
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  5. 8ball

    8ball BUY QUALITY SLAT NOW!!

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    Certainly 10 people on that Instagram page are unimpressed.
     
  7. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Some people give a shit about heritage, you know, even if you don't care.
     
  8. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music

    It used to be a very odd little shop, where you could spend a fortune on heritage tomatoes in nice little paper bags, which Jeanette Winterson ran when she wasn't too busy writing novels and inspiring the Crimethink collective. It was like a quaint retail theme park with wicker baskets, but where you couldn't actually buy very much even if you had money to burn because they just didn't stock anything apart from obscure condiments and a few eye-wateringly expensive vegetables. It was so badly stocked, in fact, that it could have been some sort of anti-consumerist art project, which still managed to contribute to the gentrification of Spitalfields in its own way.
     
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    It looks like in the second picture they have masked over the original sign and then boxed it in with the new one. So it may well still be there. The rest of the shopfront is unlikely to have been original as the window frames would have fallen apart decades ago. It will have been repainted many times.

    Don't get me wrong I wish they'd left it the fuck alone but all is not lost from what I can make out.
     
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  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    so we've just to get them out of there and rip down their hideous frontage
     
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  11. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    It's more a question of why would a business vandalise a beautiful landmark shopfront that not only made them stand out but gave them that all-important Instagrammability? Now it just looks like a brighter version of Snappy Snaps.
     
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    corrected for you
     
  13. 8ball

    8ball BUY QUALITY SLAT NOW!!

    Not my market segment, I guess.
     
  14. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Don't fuck about with my quotes, there's a good little chap.
     
  15. 8ball

    8ball BUY QUALITY SLAT NOW!!

    You read one!

    I knew you could do it! :thumbs::cool:
     
  16. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    I've no idea why you're being a dick here, or why you're doing your best to needlessly disrupt this thread, but I suggest you urgently refresh your memory about the opening paragraph of the FAQ before it comes back to bite you.
     
  17. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    Because they didn't call their business A. Gold, French Milliner? They called it something else. They don't even sell French Milinery. They'd be really daft if they kept the shopfront the same. People would keep coming in for French Milinery.
     
  18. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    It's horrible but I don't see why they can't paint it and put their name on it. It was a fucking hat shop not a work of art or a war monument. They haven't fucked with the architecture as far as I can see.
     
  19. 8ball

    8ball BUY QUALITY SLAT NOW!!

    No! They must stay as a non-French non-millinery selling French milliner that sells tiny amounts of unwanted condiments!

    Otherwise the middle-classes will flood in and ruin everything. :mad:

    (it is a listed building, but painting it yellow isn't against the rules)
    (also, life is meaningless and everything ends sooner or later)
     
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  20. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    What is the obsession in this city with cutesy cake shops? Fucking hipster nonsense. Couldn't even leave the overhanging lamps either. They had to paint them shitty yellow to match their 'aesthetic'
     
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  21. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    And repaint the window frames. ;)
     
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  22. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    we'll have to repair the window frames after defenestrating the current tenants
     
  23. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Everything should stay as it was if you ask me.

    Stuff like this is why i can't find things.
     
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  24. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Why? Because they are branding wankers. Branding wankers believe in their brand to the exclusion of all else. I encounter them all the time in my new venture.

    Foodie branding wankers.
     
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  25. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    Have ragged trousers will travel.
     
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  26. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    cos you've mislaid your auld a-z - or alpha to omega as it was back in the day
     
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  27. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    The look like hipsters to me. Female hipsters are less easy to spot because they usually don't grow beards.
     
  28. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    Not ones you can see anyway.
     
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  29. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Blimey have you seen the price of their cookies? £12 for 4 (plus one free!). They're having a laugh.

    Cookies
     
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  30. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Hand-wringing liberal.

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