Your “personalized” Starbucks cups

When customers request personalized items at our Etsy shop, we’re more than happy to oblige! But some Starbucks baristas go a tad overboard when writing customers’ names on the cups. This Flickr group captured a few funny examples: Fortunately it’s not as permanent as a misspelled tattoo. We always double check any name spellings on...
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Oprah’s Swiss encounter of THAT kind

Once again we are slapped out of our NYC melting-pot reverie by the sour sting of ignorance and discrimination. One of the world’s richest women, Oprah Winfrey, was told by a Swiss store clerk that she could not have the bag she asked to inspect because “you could not afford that” handbag in a shop...
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PBS documentary

Found more inspiration from special on PBS called “The Jewish Americans” the other day — the story of people like Joseph Spiegel (of Spiegel catalog fame,) who left their countries with with next to nothing and started their own businesses. There was even a Jewish mayor of the Native American Acoma Pueblo (follow link to...
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Hello world…of artists and art lovers!

Today we start something new — expanding our world to the blogosphere! Drawing, painting, sewing, carving, printing, dyeing, Etsy-ing… …and now blogging! What better way to start off than by sharing the inspirational story of Jessica Swift; entering an art show on a whim and actually being accepted, she quit her job and painted furiously...
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