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.+
Designer Andrew Kim posted this warm tribute to the Sony Walkman TPS-L2. Released in 1979, the TPS-L2 was the first commercially available model and the beginning of a revolution in gadgetry; Kim claims that it’s “historically more significant than even the iPod.” I’m inclined to agree with him, though I feel that my own opinion is tainted by having lived through that era, and having such powerful memories of coveting this device (well, its successors, really).
Kim provides more context and many more beautiful photos in his post.+