Art for Art’s Sake

April 6, 2017

Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers in NYC

The Production Designers Collective is hosting Building Relationships: A one-day Seminar for Production Designers on Saturday, April 22nd, 11am-5pm at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC located […]
April 5, 2017

Vectorworks 2018, I can almost taste it!

Vectorworks 2018 is coming, we knew that, but now we can see into he future. Of course, that’s just because our many fine friends at Vectorworks have decided […]
February 13, 2017

Zoom Zoom Design

Public transportation structures should employ Zoom Zoom Design. They should also create a sense of drama, excitement and motion. This design does all of that. The London-based […]
February 1, 2017

The dark side of Budweiser

Our work for Budweiser and their brands is has always been very upbeat. For this year’s super bowl, the iconic brand is going to the dark side to […]
January 26, 2017

A Better Restaurant Design

So this post is about a better restaurant design than this one was, These designers clearly had a concept and a post of view. We might, and […]
January 24, 2017

When a Design Concept goes South

We strongly promote the need for a Design Concept, especially when expressed as a metaphor. This is certainly true in entertainment, but it’s generally true in all […]
January 19, 2017

The Garden of Allah

We’re currently reading a delightful series of semi-historical novels by Martin Turnbull that take place in and around The Garden of Allah Hotel in old Hollywood. […]
January 10, 2017

A Niemeyer Rides Again!

Loyal readers know that we’re huge fans of Brazilian Architect and Design Oscar Niemeyer. So, obviously, we were thrilled to read that his iconic Hotel Nacional will […]
January 6, 2017

Design for Comedy

Design for Comedy that features a music legend. For the past few weeks and months, we’ve been collaborating on a television series that will feature comedic […]
January 4, 2017

Design requires Iterations

Every design evolves. Evolution requires Iteration. Even a brilliant idea doesn’t go immediately from the head to the hand to a physical reality. Some ideas create […]
December 24, 2016

Noon Eastern Time Christmas Day – Don’t Touch That Dial!

Well, if your channel isn’t set to WCBS-TV New York’s Channel 2, then by all means get up and flip the dial, grab the clicker, or […]
September 16, 2016

Vectorworks 2017

Vectorworks 2017 was released on Wednesday and it is already being hailed from far and wide and the best new release of the powerfu; design software […]
March 8, 2016

Music and Math

I just hear Music and Math and my head is suddenly filled with The Music and The Mirror from A Chorus Line. The rest of the score […]
January 13, 2016

An Artful New World Order

Jules de Balincort is a French artist whose design work wonderfully reinvents maps of The United States according to his own satirical new world order. Highlights […]
December 10, 2015

Rob Drawings – You have to love the name, even if autocorrect doesn’t

We do love the way architects draw. These are some terrific and evocative images.
January 8, 2015

Surf Tiki meets Urban Cowboy

Every project has ideas that don’t make the final cut, they get saved in the designer’s mind for another day. Sometimes, when there is a holiday […]
July 22, 2014

Before Disney – The rude, sleazy, noisy glory of 42nd. Street

There is so much wonderful here. Via boingboing Mitch O’Connell’s late 20th century photos of Times Square I’m posting a few here, go to the link to […]
May 5, 2014

Oscar Nominated Films as Lego Posters

Here’s a little something to make your Monday more bearable. From Trendland Yahoo Movies collaborated with illustration and graphic poster design artist, Old Red Jalopy, to […]
April 16, 2014

Finland Honors Homoerotic Artist Tom of Finland with a Series of Postage Stamps

This is so great – I’ve admired Tom of Finland’s work for a very long time. Out in Perth Last week the United States unveiled a […]
February 7, 2014

A Vectorworks Valentine

Here’s a simple 3D heart to help to sharpen your Vectorworks skills and create a little something for your Valentine. Bonus – NURBS are such sexy […]
January 28, 2014

Gorgeous Aquascapes – Fantasy Aquariums

A lovely detour on my research road for a ballet we’re working on brought me to these amazing aquariums. Relax and enjoy these aquascapes of enchanted […]
December 16, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Martin’s 3D printing Throwback

Welcome Martin to the KLAD blog!   By Martin Fahrer Award winning Art Director and Production Designer for films and TV.  Most of Martin’s career has […]
October 17, 2013

Haley Swindal Makes Her NYC Cabaret Debut – Play to Win

Get your tickets now! – The Cutting Room is a lovely cabaret spot, and Haley is a a captivating mix of extraordinary talent, beauty, grace and […]
January 11, 2013

A London Must See

When in Rome… well, when in London, one must experience the Bard as close to the original as possible. Here’s a way to experience the original […]