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.+
San Francisco’s Nomad Goods makes some of the niftiest smartphone gadgets I’ve seen. Each of their charging accessories has a novel twist, just enough of inventiveness to set it apart from the pack. Their diminutive Nomad Key is a compact, rubberized USB-to-Lightning (or, if you insist, USB-to-Micro USB) cable that fits onto your key chain, so that you can always have one handy.
Similarly, their Nomad Clip is a caribiner with a Lightning cable built into its spine. Maybe even better, their Nomad Plus piggybacks onto your iPhone’s power adapter and adds an 1800mAh external battery; the device charges your phone first and then immediately charges the external battery.
More at hellonomad.com (that link gets you 15% off and gets me a little kickback).+