2 Interesting Articles: Forever 21 & A High End Miami Parking Garage

Slow day here, but interesting nonetheless.  Today, I enjoyed these two articles!  

Do read the above article, but here is a bit of Forever 21 Trivia, I discovered some time ago ...  

Ever wondered the meaning of the print "John 3:16" on the bottom of their trademark yellow bags? 

The Biblical quote is a "demonstration of the owners' faith,"says a spokeswoman from Forever 21. 

"John 3:16" (chapter 3, verse 16 of the Gospel of John) is one of the most widely quoted verses from the Christian Bible, and has been called the most famous Bible verse, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Did you know a similar practice has been maintained by the In-N-Out Burger chain, which prints the quote "John 3:16" on the bottom of some of its cups?  

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — For her wedding over the weekend, Nina Johnson had worked through a predictable checklist of locations in town: hotel ballrooms, restaurant halls and catering outfits.

Ms. Johnson put an image of the parking garage on her 230 wedding invitations.
In the end, though, she opted for the most glamorous, upscale and stylish setting she could find — a parking garage.

“When we saw it, we were in total awe,” said Ms. Johnson, 26, an art gallery director. “It’s breathtaking.”

Parking garages, the grim afterthought of American design, call to mind many words. (Rats. Beer cans. Unidentifiable smells.) Breathtaking is not usually among them.

Yet here in Miami Beach, whose aesthetic is equal parts bulging biceps and fluorescent pink, bridal couples, bar mitzvah boys and charity-event hosts are flocking to what seems like the unimaginable marriage of high-end architecture and car storage: a $65 million parking garage in the center of the city. Read more.

Haha.  As I posted the above articles, this one appears on my newsfeed, "Faithful Facebook: Pope Benedict Blesses Social Networking." My reaction, "FORGIVE ME FATHER 'cause I'm about to say WHO CARES? The Catholic Church is so antiquated! Yeah, I said it!"

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