is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Vice President of User Experience at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Our twin boys were born last Wednesday, 9 January at 1:41 and 1:48p EST. The first twin came home with us on Friday evening, but his brother had some complications, so he stayed behind in the natal intensive care unit for several days.
That was stressful for us, but thankfully we were finally able to bring him home yesterday evening. This picture Laura took last night shows them reunited at last; baby A on the left and baby B on the right.
Now that they’re both home, we feel like we can finally announce their names: Lafayette Quy Holder-Vinh (baby A) and Thiebaud Quy Holder-Vinh (baby B). Lafayette is a family name on Laura’s side; Thiebaud is after a painter whose work we both love; and Quy is a family name from my side. These names are a handful, right? Perhaps even more ridiculously, we plan on calling them just Laf and Tex.
Welcome home boys.+