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.+
Photographer Ray Collins, who used to be a coal miner and who bought his first camera only eight years ago, has achieved acclaim for his shockingly unfamiliar images of the ocean. His shots capture water as fleeting monuments with almost otherworldly qualities. Collins’s four-minute video profile below is a little overfull with slow motion and self-serving histrionics, but it does provide worthwhile background on his technique.
More samples of his photographs:
Prints of his work are available at raycollinsphoto.com.+