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Dinky Doors have launched their latest piece of street art - a tiny shop


By Alex Spencer


Forget pennies from heaven - the new Wonder Emporium by Dinky Doors is selling gifts from above on its tiny shelves.

The new Dinky Door, more of a shop than a door, on Sussex Street. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7641297)
The new Dinky Door, more of a shop than a door, on Sussex Street. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7641297)

The miniature shop appeared yesterday on Sussex Street and contains an unusual collection of items found by the owners.

Goods on sale include include an ‘ice cream cone maker’ that some people may think resembles a pencil sharpener, a ‘flan dish’ that looks suspiciously like a beer bottle top and a ‘predictor of the future’, which may have started life as a marble.

A spokesperson for Dinky Doors said: “We always wondered what happened to the stuff you lose. Where does it go? Does it disappear or does it have another life afterwards?

“Our new shop, the Wonder Emporium seems to answer that question. It’s a dinky shop where the owners discovered these lost items and they have made up new uses for them.

“We can’t say who the person is running the shop but they have a partner called Basil and that is about as much as we know. We assume they are and elderly couple with kids and she doesn’t really trust Basil to run her shop.”

Everything in the shop is apparently for sale. The items are all 3p each and can be purchased through an online store at dinkydoors.co.uk. “Visitors will also be asked if they can help us in our quest to save the world,” says a Dinky Doors spokesperson.

The owner explained on the Dinky Doors website what inspired her and why the shop is subtitled Gifts from Above. She said: “We never really expected to start the Wonder Emporium, but well, we kept seeing these things fall from the sky, and they were all so wondrous and amazing and wonderful and weird and we wondered what to do with them.”

Erika Spooner from Cambridge couldn't resist pushing the bell on the counter of Dinky Door's latest installation on Sussex Street. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7641289)
Erika Spooner from Cambridge couldn't resist pushing the bell on the counter of Dinky Door's latest installation on Sussex Street. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7641289)

She added: “Basil said we should try and sell them because if people wandered by and saw these wonders they might wonder if they could buy them.”

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