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 was only a few months ago when I realized that adult coloring books are a legitimate new category of publishing, and that sales exploded last year. Evidently this trend is not just about the further initialization of modern adult adulthood (at least, not entirely), as the books claim significant therapeutic benefits. It makes sense, then, that a multinational conglomerate like Ikea seems poised to bring us what I’ll call customer coloring books. They’ve released a virtual coloring book—five downloadable pages of benignly outlined drawings prominently featuring the company’s homewares, ostensibly aimed at those experiencing elevated levels of stress over their home decor challenges.
Grab them all for free at this Dropbox link, then go color the heck out of them and get shopping.+