Burnt flour, lab-grown skin, smart glasses.

–Macy’s is launching its first modest fashion line in partnership with Verona Collection, shares Refinery29.

–The New York Times explores the rise of the “social media fembot,” influencers who are robots or pretend to be them.

–Burnt flour is the latest hot ingredient that chefs are using, explains Business Standard.

–L’Oreal is developing reconstructed Chinese skin to test products and customize makeup for their Asian market, reports Bloomberg.

–Intel has made smart glasses that look like regular ones, using retinal projection to create a display on your eyeball, describes The Verge.

–Patagonia has created an activist “dating tool” to match customers with local grassroots organizations, writes Racked.

–The startup Nibble and Squeak wants to make dining out family-friendly, says Fast Company.

–Zara’s newest pop-up lets customers purchase clothes and order them for delivery to their homes. Via Evening Standard.

–As the vegan craze intensifies in the UK, 29% of dinners are vegan or vegetarian, discusses BBC.

–Walmart is investing in virtual reality, acquiring a small VR shop to create immersive shopping experiences. Via Recode.

–Google is shaping up to be a serious competitor in online travel, allowing mobile users to book hotels and flights through search results. Via Quartz.

–Clothing rental service Le Tote has launched in China, with WeChat at the center of their expansion, shares Glossy.