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 got out to the movies last month—three times, even! I saw Whit Stillman’s delicious “Love & Friendship,” which, as a Jane Austen adaptation, is not exactly in the same milieu as his modern classics “Metropolitan” and “Barcelona,” but it nevertheless fully recaptures his magical and very particular blend of absurdly articulate witticicsms and high society mannerist comedy. The natural complement to such period costume entertainments is, of course “Captain America: Civil War,” which was good enough fun that I went to see it twice. I’m not exactly proud of that, but at heart, I am a geek.
- “The Guest” I knew nothing about this movie before watching it and was pleasantly surprised.
- “Mad Max”
- “Cars” Gotta say, I don’t hate this least loved of all the Pixar movies.
- “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial” First time since I was a kid. Sniff.
- “Captain America: Civil War”
- “High-Rise” It has a brilliant poster.
- “Decision at Sundown”
- “Lucy” I’d heard that it gets really bad at the end; it does.
- “Raising Arizona” Immortal.
- “The Dark Knight” Watched this again after several years; I was shocked by how much of it is really stiff and unconvincing, but its second half is still potent.
- “Love & Friendship”