Friday Favorites

It's been a while for some friday favorites, but I'm excited to start it back up! 1. A few reasons why Eva Chen is so cool

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Eva Chen, the new (well, not so new anymore!) Editor-in-Chief of Lucky Magazine shows so much personality in this interview. I particularly like what she says about print v. digital media: "Digital is the daily day-to-day inspiration and then print is the monthly WOW."

2. Why can't long-lost works by Matisse and Chagall show up in MY apartment?!

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Some of you may have heard about the recent major art find--more than 1500 works of art, some of them by extremely famous artists, just laying around in an apartment in Munich. What a neat discovery, despite the bit of controversy that has since followed.

3. Curious why Starbucks got all fancy with their new pastries?

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When I saw that Starbucks introduced La Boulange products, I sort of thought it was just another way to make money by making food items smaller and seemingly fancier. Not true--it's actually an effort to source food locally, so these products are different throughout the U.S. depending on what's available and what can be the most fresh.

4. Julia Roberts, back in action

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Favorite part, her response about why she's not on social media and doesn't Google herself: "It's kind of like cotton candy: It looks so appealing and you just can't resist getting in there, and then you just end up with sticky fingers and it lasted an instant . . . There's an anonymity [online] that makes people feel safe to participate in hatefulness. I like a good old-fashioned fistfight if people are pissed off at each other. I just feel like if you're really mad and want to have a fight, then put your dukes up."

5. Did you ever wonder why school buses are yellow?

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I actually never wondered, but it's kind of interesting!

6. How technology could save world monuments

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Pretty neat.

7. Even if you aren't trying, you already have a personal brand

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Tara Street says, "Your signature style, the first impression you always seem to make (good or bad), what you’re “known for,” are other ways you and people around you describe your personal brand. And intentionally, accidentally, or incrementally, it’s the personal brand you’ve been cultivating ever since you’ve made your entrance onto the stage (or stages) you’ve chosen: work, school, community – or the spotlight of your own creative business." I'll definitely have to do the exercise at the end; it seems useful no matter your industry!

8. LOL--I would have paid money to see this happen

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Brilliant.

Happy weekend, everyone!