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.+
Thanks to my Australian friends for inventing “Danger 5,” the absurdist action comedy TV series that, in its first season, blended together 60s spy movie conceits, historically inaccurate Nazi villains and generous doses of “Thunderbirds” into a bizarre and generally inappropriate pop pastiche.
That first season is now available in the U.S. on Netflix—I know because I watched all six episodes while laid up in bed over the weekend with a winter cold, and I really, really enjoyed myself. Be warned though: the show is riddled with gags that will offend everybody sooner or later.
Season two is airing now in Australia, but we won’t see it here for a while. It jumps forward in “time” (the show has a very loose interpretation of that concept) to the 1980s, apparently so it can send up a fresh slew of pop culture touch points. I can’t wait. The trailer is below.+