Alyssa Kaye Andino

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How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

Watch Jimmy Fallon Sing Star Wars Medley A Capella with Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford and More

John Williams’ iconic score never sounded so good.<p>Jimmy Fallon and The Roots delivered yet another viral hit with the newest <i>Tonight Show</i> a capella …

Harrison Ford

The purrrfect cuppa: Taipei's best cat cafes

Taiwan is famed for its delicate teas and the capital, Taipei, teems with excellent cafes. The past decade has seen a craze in cat cafes (or cat coffee as they’re known in Taiwan). A cafe qualifies if it has one or more cats strolling – or more likely dozing – on the premises.<p>We’ve padded the …

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

Looks Matter: A Century Of Iconic Food Packaging

We take the packaging our food comes in for granted. Yet many of the boxes, bags and bottles that protect our edibles were once groundbreaking — both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Sometimes, packaging is so distinctive, it transforms food from mere …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

"Collector's Edition" Artist Cover Bomb Series

Published in September, British design studio director and graphic designer Stuart Tolley’s book “Collector’s Edition” showcases some of the most mind-blowing and unusual limited edition graphic design and packaging ever made for books, music and magazines—including The Flaming Lips’ gummy candy …

MoMA acquires "4D-printed" dress

<b>News:</b> New York's MoMA has acquired a "4D-printed" dress that automatically changes shape, and the technology used to create it, a month after the …

Watch All of the 2014 Movie Trailers in One Glorious Mashup

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Artist Transforms Children’s Drawings into Adorable Plush Toys

Vancouver-based artist Wendy Tsao turns children's drawings into adorable, handcrafted plush dolls. The toys, which she calls “softies,” are one-of-a-kind reflections of the kids' creativity and imagination. Anything that they can dream up–from rainbow cats to cute bat-pig hybrids to three-headed …

Books

Here it is, our annual book gift guide! Below you will find over 30 titles from our favorite publishers. Included are our top picks for illustration, …

Confessions of a Coffee Addict

Like most of you, I’m a coffee addict and love to carry my java with me. The problem with most cuppa joe’s is that they don’t provide for instant …

Stanley Kubrick Really Loved The Color Red [Supercut]

In <i>The Shining,</i> which has one of the most chilling and memorable scenes from any horror film ever made, waves of blood gush from the elevators of the Overlook Hotel. It’s perhaps Stanley Kubrick’s most dramatic and disturbing use of red, the color most strongly associated with danger, passion, and …

The Adobe Moleskine Can Beam Your Sketches To Photoshop

The catch? You’ll need to take a photo with your phone to do it.<p>Let me guess. You’ve learned how to make a living wielding a mouse in Photoshop or Illustrator all day, but you still dream of sitting casually in a coffee shop, sipping lattes and sketching in Moleskines, like a beatnik with a …

12 Modern Holiday Gift Wrapping Paper Ideas

Lastly, recycle the pages from your Stendig Calendar and use them as gift wrap at the end of the year!

How Pelican Books Is Reimagining The Cover In The Age Of E-Books

Penguin’s storied non-fiction brand is trying to redefine the book cover, as well as bridge the gap between physical books and e-books.<p>The covers of our favorite books are doors that lead into their internal literary worlds, and that’s enough to make their designs important: a book’s cover is the …

3D Printing Creates Tangible Memories for the Visually Impaired

Singapore-based 3D printing company Pirate3D aims to bring 3D printing technology into the mainstream by developing affordable machines that can be available to everyone. The company recently developed an innovative way to put this type of contemporary printing to good use.<p>Pirate3D collaborated …

Documentaries

Penguin Random House - Concept Project

I have seen quite a few personal projects in which a designer picks a website, usually a famous one, and redesigns it from scratch. The designs are …

These Video-Game Consoles Were Designed To Be Excruciatingly Slow

Video games have been primarily about fast, frenetic action, ever since Nintendo released the original NES in the U.S., filling kids’ brains with games like <i>Mega Man</i> and <i>Contra</i>. But why shouldn’t video games be slow?<p>Slow Games is a triptych of handmade video-game consoles designed by Ishac Bertran …

French designers hack a 3D printer to make a tattooing machine

Paris design studio Appropriate Audiences has combined a 3D printer with a tattooist's needle to form an automated tattoo "printer" that can create …

Try Windows 93: The Hilarious OS That Never Was

Somewhere between Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 lives this very odd, very funny art project that you can try in your browser.<p>If you didn’t live through the jump, it can be hard to describe the cultural revolution between Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. Its taskbar ussured in an era of “multitasking”; its …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

Medieval Book Historian Erik Kwakkel Discovers and Catalogs 800-Year-Old Doodles in Some of the World’s Oldest Books | Colossal

<p>For the past few years, medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel has been poring over some of the world’s oldest books and manuscripts at Leiden …

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

This Is The Apple Store Of Libraries

Calgary’s Snøhetta-designed public library will ditch reception desks for something a little more 21st century.<p>Plans for a new lending library in Calgary, Canada, might just make hanging out at the public library cool. Designed by Snøhetta, an architecture firm whose very first commission was a …

Murakami

Margaret Atwood’s Next Book Will Be A “Message In A Bottle” For Readers In 2114

The novelist is the first author to commit to public art project Future Library.<p>Award-winning author Margaret Atwood is writing a new book–but don’t expect to pre-order it on Amazon anytime soon. The book will be the first text included in Future Library, a public art project set to unfold over the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …