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.+
Last weekend I went to see Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest Very Important Movie, “The Master.” I’m not sure I can recommend it — it’s like spending two hours with largely unlikeable people — but personally I thought it was an amazing cinematic achievement. Anderson is a craftsman of the highest order, and every scene and shot is rich with artistry. It’s not a profoundly enjoyable movie, but you might enjoy it nevertheless.
Over at Cigarettes & Red Vines, they take note of the fact that “many, many of the scenes present in the film’s marketing did not make it into the finished film.” This blog post is an inventory of the clips prominently featured in the movie’s trailers; the writers also discuss how they likely would have fit into the narrative that was ultimately released. It suggests that there is at least a longer, more expansive cut that may one day make it to video or even to theaters. Count me in.+