He’s approached the re-design in a slightly different way than most. Remembering back to the days of geocities where every page looked differnt, Kyle has tried to move away from the “standard” blog look. No meta data, just style and content.
I also suggest you take a look at his rather spiffing (did I just type that?!) looking archives page. Again, he’s stepped away from convention and moved from the standard list of posts to something a little more unusual. A little time representation is always a good thing.
Needless to say, I think it’s a great looking site, and an inspiring one at that.