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.+
“No Your City,” from director Nicolas Heller (son of Steve Heller) is a series of short documentaries about the odd characters that populate New York City. This first episode focuses on an East Village rickshaw driver who dresses up as Spider-Man.
It’s just under six minutes long, but having once lived in the East Village for almost a decade, I can attest to the fact that this video does a better job than any episode of “Girls” (or whatever) of capturing what it’s like to be young and relatively free of commitments, wandering around downtown Manhattan, late on a summer night.
More at noyourcity.com.+