Lessons in Good Design from K-Pop

The world of Korean pop music is as sleek, manufactured and carefully invested in as the next Apple product, so it’s natural that one could take away more than just perfect choreography and a catchy chorus. Designer and developer Jonathan Z White points out how K-pop has become an extremely successful product, from story-driven design to building trust with an audience. All in all, this …

Cyber Teenage Dreams Come True at OKgrl

The new online fashion and music platform breaks the rules with style

As teens chase screens for regular doses of endless entertainment, most traditional glossies feel outdated the second they hit the stands. But there’s that nostalgia and thrill attached to teen magazines that many of us can’t ever forget: from discovering our first celebrity crush, to seeing fresh-faced stars (in sometimes questionable hairdos) before they made it big, personality quizzes, TMI stories and even free Hanson …

Shawn Wasabi: Marble Soda

Music producer (and MIDI controller magician) Shawn Wasabi makes a comeback after almost a year with the intensely stimulating “Marble Soda,” a mash-up of samples culled from 153 different songs and sounds. In the video, Wasabi’s fingers fly over a custom-made 64 button controller as he twists his hands to press up to six to seven buttons simultaneously—and reminding viewers of the mastery and hours …