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 Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair 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.+
Commodification of Buddhism is a group exhibition featuring, among others, my fellow Behavior partner Mimi Young and some guy named Nam June Paik. It opens tomorrow (with a reception this evening) at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and is sponsored in part by The Buddhism Project.
Taking a fresh approach, Commodification of Buddhism will explore the growing phenomenon of the appropriation of Buddhist symbols and their widespread circulation in the commercial domain The pervasive spread of Buddhist iconography in the commercial domain indicates the extent to which such images have become detached from their original significance.+