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.+
Beloved indie band Allo Darlin’ have decided to call it quits after eight years. They made three three exceptionally tuneful albums that were also complex and rewarding in the way that the best songcraft always is. Here is a fan-shot video of the very end of their farewell concert in London over the weekend; it’s bursting with both joy and sadness in every note, handclap and dance step.
As a parting gift, the band have also released their last ever single, a lovingly wrought number called “Hymn on the 45,” available over at bandcamp.com. A bittersweet au revoir to a special band, and more proof that 2016 marks the end of all good things.+