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.+
Two new, interestingly designed ways to think about time. The first is Time Timer, which shows you the passage of discrete blocks of time using a “a patented red disk that disappears as time elapses.” This method makes it easier and less successful to focus on given tasks by making the remaining time look and feel more concrete. Time Timers come in clock-like form, as watches, and in app form—it’s a complete product line.
More at timetimer.com.
The second is Today, currently raising funds on Kickstarter. It’s a design for a wall-mounted timepiece that removes the hour and minute markers from the clock face and “simplifies the day into a perfect balance of dawn, noon, dusk, and midnight.” It has one hand that moves at half the speed of a regular clock, and makes a single, full rotation once per day. Its shading also helps you understand what part of the day it is.
More at kickstarter.com.+