Kristen Harada

75 Flips | 10 Magazines | 92 Likes | 1 Following | 5 Followers | @kikeyoooo | NJ-based graphic designer. Lover of music, donuts and puns.

Millennials Embrace Upstart Financial Brands

Tarik Ancrum, 27, began saving for retirement when he was 21 years old. He has a handful of go-to finance blogs and books, dabbles in the stock …

This Restaurant Made Special Plates for Smartphone Food Photos

If you can’t help but snap a smartphone photo before eating a meal, there’s a restaurant in Israel that has a new concept designed just for you. The …

Mobile Photography

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

The revolutionary Lily Flying Camera Drone is brought to life thanks to 3D printing

May 13, 2015 | By Simon<p>It’s no surprise that some of the most exciting tech to come out in years has been brought to consumers thanks in no small …

Everyone’s Favorite Unsullied From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Released A New Music Video

There are several surprise musical talents hidden within the <i>Game of Thrones</i> cast. Many people have enjoyed the 80s pop stylings of Bronn back when he was part of a group called Robson & Jerome and chances are Kristian Nairn aka Hodor has DJ’d near you as part of his Rave of Thrones tour. And did …

Go Ahead, Spill Coffee All Over This White Shirt. It’s Unstainable

Elizabeth & Clarke claims that a nanotech coating of hydrophobic material makes this crisp white shirt impossible to stain.<p>There’s nothing worse than spilling food on a crisp white shirt. But a new product called The Unstainable White Shirt, by the budget women’s fashion brand Elizabeth & Clarke, …

Audi Has Successfully Made Diesel Fuel From Carbon Dioxide And Water

Carbon-neutral diesel is now a reality.<p>German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel, made solely from water, …

Carbon Dioxide

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Online Life

Why The Car Industry Still Builds Life-Size Clay Models

They take months to produce, but even today, nothing beats a clay model in imagining a car.<p>In the era of 3-D computer modeling and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, you’d think the car industry might give up on clay modeling. But in fact, the age-old art of layering thousands of pounds of clay …

Game of Thrones Economics: Why Doesn't Westeros Have A Central Bank?

In Game of Thrones, the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros have no central bank. Why is this? And would one even be possible given the political economy of the known world? This post will address these question. As a disclaimer, my knowledge of the show is based on reading the first two books and being …

Apple’s Music app will get a major visual overhaul in iOS 8.4

But no sign of Beats<p>Apple's iOS 8.3 update has been out for a few days now, which means it's time for something new. Popping up today on Apple's developer channel is iOS 8.4, which might end up being the last point release we get ahead of iOS 9, which is expected to be unveiled at Apple's annual …

One of the biggest teases from the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer won’t even be in the movie

When the first trailers for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" came out, we were left with way more questions than answers.<p>Particularly, there were a few mystery women in the trailers that had fans buzzing.<p>We quickly learned the woman in one of the initial trailers was Korean actress Kim Soo-hyun, also …

The Internet Freaks Out Over Hillary’s Campaign Logo

Hillary Clinton announced her bid for presidency yesterday, and along with it, her campaign revealed its logo: an H with a red arrow pointing right. It’s easy to understand what designers liked about the logo. It’s an arrow moving forward–a symbol for action and progress. And it grounds a broader …

35 Hilarious Mad Men/Archer Mashup Memes

<i>Mad Men</i> fans are both elated and depressed at the upcoming season finale of the monumental show. However, it’s important to always look on the bright …

What It Actually Feels Like to Be 23 and Living at Home

Make no mistake: I am exceptionally lucky and know it. I’m lucky to have two parents who have loved and supported me in every possible way for the …

A Rare Interview With Graphic Design Legend Massimo Vignelli

From 2006, the late designer shares the story behind his infamous New York subway map and why typographic elegance will prevail.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Can you talk about the map you designed for the New York subway system in the ’70s?</b><br>Such a controversial thing. It’s funny, but I realized the other day the …

Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor Revealed In 'Batman V Superman'

With one year left until Warner Bros.’ hotly anticipated <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> launches the shared DC Comics cinematic superhero universe, the studio has engaged in a slow roll-out of information and images from the film. We’ve seen Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman, mostly …

Comic Books

Street Art That Only Appears When It Rains

Now this is a fun idea we can get behind! Instead of sulking because it's raining outside, why not discover some hidden street art? Seattle, a city that's known for its rain, is now the place where you can find this rain-activated art, or what creator Peregrine Church calls “rainworks.” Using …

I was in the CIA for 25 years — Here's how I explained my job to my kids

"Dad, what do you do?" my 13-year-old daughter Peggy asked about six months after we had settled into our home in North Thailand.<p>She had been observing my strange comings and goings, my home office with its safe, map, and cameras, and my frequent hushed conversations with a variety of visitors. She …

Instagram built a brand-new app to make photo collages

You're about to see a lot more picture grids in your Instagram feed<p>If you've spent any time on Instagram over the last few years, you've almost certainly noticed the proliferation of collage pictures — even though Instagram's default image size is rather small, users often take several photos and …

Ideo Tried To Redesign Dying (And Instead Ended Up With Death Yurts)

Maybe some things shouldn’t be an app.<p>As the sizable baby boomer generation grows older, skewing America’s population toward life’s end, attitudes and customs surrounding death are changing. Paul Bennett, Ideo’s chief creative officer, doesn’t see these oncoming discussions around death as sad, or …

This Is How Jonathan Nolan Originally Wanted Interstellar to End

If <i>Interstellar</i>’s ending didn’t quite sit right with you, co-writer Jonathan Nolan may be able to help. As he recently revealed, the film’s original …

To Pimp a Butterfly: Kendrick Lamar's new album is perfect

I’ve never been afraid to listen to an album.<p>It’s a strange feeling. Music can elicit a number of emotions — tears, unbridled happiness, a wave of calmness, a strong stank face — but fear usually isn’t drawn out by music. It’s not something that artists strive to pull out of their audience. And yet …

The big “f**k buddy” lie: Campus hookups and the dark story of male sexual desire

“These encounters and relationships are sexually asymmetrical. Someone’s often being used, and it’s seldom the boy”<p>What about the sex difference in sex? In a short chapter entitled “The Sexual Superiority of the Female,” Montagu wrote that while “social conditioning plays a considerable role . . . …

Netflix 'God Mode' gets rid of the site's terrible horizontal scrolling

Browsing Netflix on the web just got so much easier.<p>A San Francisco developer created Netflix God Mode, a bookmarklet that adjusts the arrangement of …

San Francisco

Cinderella glass slippers: Could you walk or dance comfortably?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora, the best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access</i> …

Apps, Video Games, And Wearables: A Vision For The Future Of McDonald’s

McDonald’s chief digital officer, Atif Rafiq, reveals how the embattled fast-food chain might revamp its restaurants by 2020.<p>Soon, you could walk into a McDonald’s, sit down, maybe play a video game for a few minutes, then have your food brought to you.<p>At least that’s the vision of Atif Rafiq, the …

This Desk Features 1,100 Yards of Scrolling Paper to Record Your Ideas

Handwritten list makers, doodlers, and note takers – rejoice! Minneapolis College of Art and Design student Kirsten Camara designed the <i>Analog Memory Desk</i>, which is perfect for people who like to write things down. It has a built-in mechanism for scrolling 1,100 yards of butcher paper that acts as a …