Artist Lucy Sparrow's Cornershop is just like your average deli or neighborhood bodega, save for one minor detail. Everything — each ketchup bottle, candy bar, Coca-Cola, and copy of Carp Fishing Magazine — was made by hand with colored felt and, I'd imagine, lots and lots of patience.
The London-based project required eight months of stitching to complete and resulted in a multi-thousand-item inventory that has since sold out. For a time, the shop was also home to a series of sewing workshops for the local community, with themes like "felt soup cans" and "fluffy drinks."
Asked to name her favorite items, Sparrow lists the Nurofen, the custard, the Spam Fritters. "Not everything translates well into felt, but they do for some reason," she says.