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 going to be a sad summer for Apple fans in the Big Apple. Tekserve, the beloved Mac repair shop that distinguished itself with a customer friendly and quirky, faintly old timey identity, will close after nearly three decades of service to New York City’s Apple faithful. When I first moved here almost two decades ago, there was no such thing as the Apple Store and in fact the Apple brand seemed on the verge of collapse. Tekserve was not just a reliable service center for the PowerBooks I carried around back then, but it was also a bit of an oasis for like-minded Mac geeks. I’ll miss it terribly.
There’s a write-up on the coming closing at nytimes.com.+