Jasmine Xu

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Watch Pac-Man Become A Tale Of Survival Horror

An age-old favorite is reimagined with a new perspective, and it’s a lesson on how design can vastly shape experience.<p>I’m tiptoeing around. I peek around a corner. All is clear, so I make my way down the empty corridor. I should feel safe in this moment of stillness, but I can’t let my guard down. …

Pacman

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Canoeing

In A Newly Released Video, Steve Jobs Shows Rare Modesty

In a never-before-seen clip, Steve Jobs admits that Apple’s legacy will be buried under future innovation. We disagree.<p>Steve Jobs was known for hyperbole–using rhetoric like “magical” to sell us processors and pixels. For all of its snake oil aftertaste, the messaging ushered in an era and …

Silicon Valley

Kickstarting: Stylish, Super Lightweight Sneakers Made From Tyvek

Trying to tear Tyvek is like attempting to rip a phone book in half–it simply can’t be done. The synthetic material–discovered, developed, and trademarked by DuPont in 1955–is uncannily strong and incredibly durable, which is why it’s used for weatherproofing homes and mailing envelopes.<p>But now, …

Prototypes

Infographic: Visualizing The Lives Of The World’s 10 Greatest Painters

Italian studio Accurat has produced a series of sprawling infographics that plot the events that shaped the lives of 20th-century masters Picasso, Matisse, Dalí, and others.<p>Some artists are remembered for their works and others for their lives–and especially for the juicy anecdotes they leave …

Art

A World Map That Lets You Scratch Off Where You’ve Been

Travel is important to one’s own development. It’s a form of education, a means to expanding one’s understanding of the world. Or as lovable sad sack, novelist, and sometimes travel scribe Gary Shteyngart has said: “What can be more important than seeing the totality of the human condition in this …

Minimalism

A Surreal Recipe “Book” Made Of Tenuously Balanced Ingredients

Pizza margherita, apple cake, minestrone soup, and salmon. They’re all delicious. And thanks to the endless patience of stylist Elena Mora and photographer Karsten Wegener, they’re all part of a balanced diet. Literally.<p>Because to produce their photography series <i>Ricettario: A Balanced Diet</i>, the duo …

Apple Cake

A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of “Visual Assets Guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff.<p>In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first …

Graphic Design

Watch: Apple’s Poetic Statement On Its Design Process

Minimalist? Simple? Flat? In this video, Apple reminds the world that its design goes beyond Bauhaus sensibility.<p>At WWDC, the lights went down, the hollers went up, and then Apple played this video in a near whisper. In that moment, I thought it was mistimed. It was too much of a love-in intro to …

Markets

A $34 Cap That Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Humidifier

The Amazing Humidifier lives up to its name.<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>“College dorm room” is a design category in its own right. On the typological spectrum, it’s probably slotted …

Industrial Design

Will Starbucks Lose Its Coffee Smell To Fresh Croissants?

Starbucks is about to bake croissants inside 3,500 of their stores. The pastry selection will improve immeasurably, but will a Starbucks still smell like a Starbucks?<p>Aside from one stunning location in the Netherlands, Starbucks stores have never baked their own pastries. So the result is that, in …

Coffee

Bizarre Still Lifes Of Food, Rigged Like Explosives

Catherine Losing creates “charged” foods that power their own destruction.<p>Photographer Catherine Losing likes to play with her food. Flipping through her online portfolio reveals an array of odd, culinary-themed set pieces that combine biodegradables ranging from fungi to meats with nonedible …

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