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.+
Self-taught, Berlin-based photographer Matthias Heiderich’s vivid, often unexpectedly colorful photos reveal an almost perverse ideal of architecture, one in which places built for people are emptied of their people. Whether they are shots of famous landmarks or mundane and ordinary structures, his masterful photos show how human-built monuments can seem blithely indifferent to humanity. They’re also mesmerizing to behold.