3. Read how Banana Republic has gone from using skinny models to gay couples in an effort to become more authentic. (via Ad Week)
4. See how Brooklyn-based artist Aakash Nihalani uses electric tape and neon paper in his “Landline” project that’s all about perspective. (via Fast Company)
5. Birkenstocks are hot again this summer with designer labels trying to get some of the action. Read about their popularity and the history of the brand.