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.+
My wife and I have some very creative friends who hold an annual sandwich party in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. What’s a sandwich party? The rules are: invent a brand new sandwich, give it a clever name, and make enough of that sandwich to feed “bigger-than-bite-sized pieces” for about twelve people. The result is a usually delicious and occasionally bizarre feast.
This year, Laura and I invented The Crisp Christie Bridge Scandal. Ingredients: mortadella, provolone, salami, parsley, potato chips and spicy red pepper and raspberry mascarpone cheese on an unglazed donut (we wanted to use a Krispy Kreme donut but we don’t live close to one so we settled for a donut from Dough)—once assembled, we cut the sandwich in half so that each side forms a vaguely bridge-like shape.
So that was my weekend.+