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.+
I’m not much of a cook or a foodie, but I have a peculiar fascination with cast iron cookware. Both the craft of forging these crude yet elegant tools and the way that they get more beautiful with age and repeated use are sources of wonder to me. They’re the exact inverse of digital hardware, which starts decaying the moment you break it out of its box.
Chef David Lebovitz had a chance to visit the French factory where the storied le Creuset line of cast iron cookware is made. In this blog post, he follows the whole manufacturing process, from hot metal to color enameling. It’s a completely engrossing read if you’re fascinated by craft.
Read the full post at davidlebovitz.com.+