Alex

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Travel minimalism: one lens to go

<i>Canterbury in autumn. Leica M8, 21/1.4 ASPH</i><p>Every time I travel for personal purposes, I’m always torn between experiencing the place, and …

Medical Miracles: Lab-Grown Vagina Implants A Success

According to doctors, four teenage girls that received lab-grown vagina implants between 2005 and 2008 due to Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Education

Green Partition Cleans The Air In Your Home

Aside from making your home looks great, this <b>Green Partition</b> helps with air purifying, giving you cleaner air and producing more oxygen. This project …

SUPERBAMBI: A Chair with Many Functions

It’s a chair! It’s a step stool! It’s SUPERBAMBI! (I couldn’t resist) What’s SUPERBAMBI, you ask? It’s the aforementioned and then some. It’s a smart …

Faster And Better - The Best Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

Not to be overly dramatic, but keyboard shortcuts can– and will– change your life. Okay, maybe it’s a little overly dramatic after all, but I’m not …

Chineasy peasy: Noma Bar brings fun and colour to Chinese characters

When ShaoLan Hsueh realised her children didn't have the patience to learn Chinese, she wanted to simplify it for them – so she worked with graphic artist Noma Bar on a new book that turns a fiendish world into a visual treat<p>“Two's company, three's a crowd” may be a proverb for those scared of …

Portraits of Tokyo's Most Rebellious Fashion Icons

New York-based photographer Thomas C. Card turns the camera on some of the most fashionable and fierce females in Tokyo. In the spring of 2012, Card traveled to Tokyo to document the city's vibrant street fashion scene. Started in the early 1990s, Japanese fashion tribes sprung up as young people, …

Japan

Lu Yang’s Uterus Man

Listed among the most influential young Chinese artists, Shanghai-born Lu Yang (who graduated from the prestigious China Academy of Art's New Media Department) creates work that explores themes of death, disease, genetics and biomechanics. Behind her daring approach to creativity, there’s a strong …

Western Australia

Satellite Reign's first gameplay video shows a gun battle in a real-time world

Australia-based developer 5 Lives Studios has released the first gameplay video of <i>Satellite Reign</i>, the spiritual successor to the Syndicate series that was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year.<p>In <i>Satellite Reign</i>, players control a team of four battling it out in a "fully simulated, living, …

Free-to-play, martial arts-inspired MMORPG Swordsman 'coming soon'

Perfect World Entertainment will release a martial arts-based, free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game called <i>Swordsman</i>, the publisher recently announced.<p>The game is based on the written works of Louis Cha, also known as Jin Yong, and will run on the Angelica 3 engine. Players …

Pikachu is Japan's official mascot for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil

Japan's national soccer team has adopted Pikachu — arguably Pokemon's best-known character — as its mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, as detailed by both Adidas and The Pokemon Company's official Japanese websites.<p>The partnership is part of Adidas' "Engine Project," which encourages …

Why Razer Spent $380K Redesigning The USB Port

The CEO of Razer explains the hyper-detailed design of the company’s latest gaming laptop and why it developed its USB port from scratch.<p>The gaming company Razer, best known for its gaming accessories like super-precise lag-free mice and keyboards, announced a new laptop today, the second …

Awesome Without Borders

Acting as a sort of reverse Kickstarter for do-gooders and action-oriented creatives worldwide, Awesome Without Borders (AWB) is non-profit funding mechanism like none other: there are few barriers to being eligible for the groups grants, whether it's a non-profit, an art project or something …

Nonprofits

明 - The Sun and The Moon

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

Switch Easily From Work to Play with Light Object

Light Object is a simple yet ever changing lamp by Wesley Dudok. By simply altering the position, the appearance of the lamp will change. While it …

18-Year-Old Photographer's Spectacular Conceptual Self-Portraits

Eighteen-year-old Laura Williams joins the ranks of fellow young, extremely talented photographers such as Alex Stoddard and Kyle Thompson in creating spectacularly surreal and expressive self-portraits. The Cambridge, England native's photograph entitled <i>Invisible</i> recently went viral, with over …

Photography

Japanese Poster Artists: Cherry Blossom and Asceticism - The Fox Is Black

Having grown up in Switzerland, those that know me are no stranger to my fondness of the country. Those that know me also know of my relentless …

New Secret of Mana title hitting mobile in Japan

The latest entry in Square Enix's Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu) series is <i>Rise of Mana</i>, a free-to-play action role-playing game slated to hit iOS in Japan later this week.<p>According to the game's official page, an Android version will follow later this summer. The site also notes the title will …

Futuristic VEIN Watch Displays Time in Beautiful Capillaries Like LED Lights

Based on previous watch design of Samuel Jerichow, you can tell that he’s a fan of lines, that’s why most of his watch designs involve lines to tell …

YACA Feb 2014

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The High Art of Ramen in Tokyo

When someone mentions ramen, you probably think of those store-bought dried noodles you bring to life with boiling water and a packet of spices.<p>In <b>Tokyo</b>, ramen noodle soup is not fast food; it’s an art form.<p>Complexly flavored, the perfect bowl of ramen combines clear broth with wheat noodles, slices …

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his …

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

The revered director earned an Oscar nomination for his controversial 'The Wind Rises'<p>On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki's …

Anime