THE FIVE-GEST: What You Shouldn’t Have Missed: Karl Marx, Ethel’s Brew, Julius Shulman, El Sur and Korean Airlines Lost in Translation.

THE FIVE-STIR is in constant motion—we work tirelessly to bring you a curated look at what’s at the intersection of creativity and commerce. But we know, you’ve got a busy life, and sometimes might miss a juicy tidbit or two on THE STIR. 

So, here are five things we don’t think you would want to miss…on THE FIVE-STIR.

Number One:

KARL MARX BANK CARDS ARE A HIT IN GERMANY.

A bank in Germany has crowd-sourced a new image for their credit cards. Ironically, the locals picked Karl Marx—not a fan of capitalism, to represent their bank. Read the full story here.

Number Two:

THE FIVE-SCOOP: "ETHEL'S BREW"—A BUSTY BLONDE BEER MADE BY AN 88-YEAR OLD BROOKLYN GRANDMOTHER WHO PLANS TO “GO OUT WITH A BANG.”

She’s sassy, irreverent, blonde and busty—she’s Ethel’s Brew, a new boutique beer supported by a tale of an 88-year old Brooklyn widow who is having the time of her life, and whose motto is “Go Out with a Bang.”  Read the full story here.

Number Three:

JULIUS SHULMAN’S ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHS REIMAGED IN WATERCOLOR BY ARTIST AMY PARK.

Julius Shulman elevated architectural photography into an art form, and presented midcentury modern architecture to the world. Now, Artist Amy Park is translating Shulman’s photographs into watercolor paintings. Read the full story here.

Number Four:

LUXE FOOD TRUCK: EL SUR’S ARGENTINEAN EMPANADA MOBILE BEGAN LIFE AS A 1970 CITROEN H-VAN.

Transporting Argentinian empanadas to a new level is a fully restored vintage 1970 Citroen H-Van. Go here for the full story.

Number Five:

LOST IN TRANSLATION: KOREAN AIR REFERS TO KENYAN’S "PRIMITIVE ENERGY," TO PROMOTE NEW SEOUL-NAIROBI ROUTE.

Oops. In an announcement of their new non-stop flights from Korea to Kenya, Korean Air’s website reportedly described Kenyans as full of "primitive energy." The reference has now been removed, and the company apologized, calling the wording an error in translation. Read the full story here.

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