The soul of a city is its art, artists & craft and local businesses keep them viable.
Art & City Ecosystem
Artists are always connected to a city. The famous Leonardo da Vinci was what Florence was. His inspiration as well as his success was due to the good and bad of Florence. And the magnanimous success of Leonardo only signifies that Florence offered a lot to artists. There are numerous such stories about great artists and their place. Santa Fe of New Mexico USA, Paris of France, New York City, Tokyo Japan, Sao Paulo Brazil, London UK, Mexico City, Lagos in Nigeria, Barcelona, Jaipur, Delhi, Chennai, Varanasi, and so on.
What city provides is access. Access to raw materials, the supply chain of finished goods, motivation and promotion of like-minded people, and a growth projection of future; all this is what the ecosystem needs. The people of the city play an integral role in driving the commerce of these many complex wheels through daily purchases and transactions.
But that is changing with centralized e-commerce powered by standard factory-made products. The factory might be efficient in rapid replication, but that is good only for utilities. Factory-made art and craft hurts the homegrown artists as well it is no real art. True connoisseurs always consider the touch and connection of the art as truly meaningful art. A deep color photocopy of Monalisa is not Monalisa, but just a copy. The true art is monotheism.
Saving the local supply chain to save art
Therefore, we are helping local businesses thrive and not just survive. With changing times, local businesses will have to change and adapt to new ways to reach the city as well. With the PikMe platform, they get all that.
Buyers are key to the market. No buyer, essentially means that marriage of demand and supply has not happened. Finding and motivating artists is as important as finding art lovers. True art love is not just about deep knowledge of craft and touche. It is the human desire to acquire a higher taste in everyday life elements. And it is often the search which matters the most. The dresses which we wear, shoes, notebooks, writing pads, and so many articles of daily lives have art. And there are artists which have brought new ideas with new paradigm thinking in these articles. It is the love of that new efficiency that pushes one to acquire the new art.
Marrying Local to Online
In the rapid pace of modern life, it is often not easy to shop around from store to store. Cities have grown big and diverse. There is a lot of avenues specializing in certain items than others. Therefore it is knowledge-intensive as well. That’s where online shopping seems like an easy way out. But centralized stores try to hoard all-of-one kind items which makes them maximum profit while their display pictures are just pictures that can’t really feel and weigh their thread count. That’s where PikMe brings you all the city avenues organized at your fingertips. You can schedule appointments for a planned window shopping for particular items and subsequently add to the cart. You don’t have to buy anything in the store. Go take the journey and enjoy tasting all that there is out on the offer.
Appointment based shopping is a new thing. It is the new way to shop exclusive items and go for experience-based shopping. Did you ever wonder if your boutique rep was half prepared and not focusing on you because of an unscheduled visit? That’s why appointment-based shopping is a new thing for true art connoisseurs who want to acquire a higher taste.
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