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.+
Just because kids will sit through the same movie a dozen times doesn’t mean they should. And just because they’re excited to see the movies advertised on the sides of buses doesn’t mean that’s all they should watch. My goal is to make sure my kids understand everything movies can be, and introduce them to some new ideas in the process. And if it means I never have to sit through “Meet the Robinsons” again? All the better. We watch a different movie every week, and I write about them here.
Entries include the amazing Muhammad Ali documentary “When We Were Kings,” the immortal “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” and the noir classic (that’s probably still too edgy for kids but what the heck) “Out of the Past.” In short, an eclectic variety of films sure to broaden any kid’s horizons. This is a wonderful project. I want to do something exactly like it with my kids.+