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.+
It’s unfortunate that we even have a product category just for batteries to recharge our mobile devices, but alas we do, so let’s make the most of it. Example: the exceedingly clever folks at Nomad, who have figured out ingenious ways to help you get a charge on the go by building cables and batteries into key fobs, carabiners and even things that someone should have thought of long ago but didn’t, like car chargers.
Their latest is a battery hidden into the spine of a leather wallet. It boasts a 2400 mAh capacity, enough for a single charge for an iPhone 6 or 6s. That’s not as much as lots of external batteries that are popular these days, but I bet the sheer value of always having this battery with you has got to more than make up for that.
Available at hellonomad.com.+