September 8, 2016
The Other F Word

The Other F Word. Stream It Now!

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend one of last week’s screenings, or it you haven’t streamed The Other F Word yet, stream it now. If you […]
August 10, 2016

NYMF Award Design

For the 2016 season, NYMF (The New York Musical Festival) Board Member Hugh Hayes commissioned us to work with him, Executive Director & Producer Dan Markley, and Director of […]
August 8, 2016

Habitat ’67 revisited

Just last week we wrote about Expo ’67 and one of the featured works there: Habitat ’67. Canada is on the minds of many this summer, […]
August 4, 2016

Why are there no proper Tiki Bars on the Jersey Shore?

Sure there are lots of so called Tiki Bars, but they all seem to be Tiki in name only. The original Don The Beachcomber places were the real […]
August 1, 2016

Olympic Architecture and Design

Well, it is that time again/ Time for Olympic Architecture and Design. This could provide subject matter for the whole month. So much bad. Here’s a dose […]
July 27, 2016

The Watergate is back and it’s all good

Although now mainly known for its name in biggest political scandal in US history (as well as any that have followed), The Watergate Hotel is looking to remake […]
July 25, 2016

Last Call for Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow

My webinar Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow will be broadcast tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July at 2PM, Eastern Daylight Time. Register now whether you can attend then […]
July 22, 2016

Oh, Canada!

We’re sure many Americans are thinking of Canada. We are, and do often, and especially often of Expo ’67 the modernist World’s Fair held, well, in […]
July 20, 2016

Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling, it’s what we do, and we do so many things, but in the end all those things are Visual Storytelling. This particular post is about […]
July 18, 2016

NYMF Rides Again!

It’s the official opening day/night of NYMF! Loyal readers know that we have been active supporters of NYMF for a long time. The annual festival of […]
July 15, 2016

Why can’t we have nice things?

Because we tear the nice things down. We are building huggers. We discuss here and in real life, the importance of Historic Preservation and adaptive reuse […]
July 13, 2016

Have you ever wondered what a Foley Artist does?

The fine folks at F-Stoppers posted this video by Feast Films about Foley Artists. So, yo begin, a Foley Artist is someone who works in film […]
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 […]
May 28, 2013

Your World, Reimagined, a Design Competition Using Vectorworks

Justin Lange, editor at Projection Lights and Staging News invited Kevin to blog at Pro Lighting Space, Justin’s go to site for professional lighting designers, and lighting technicians. […]
April 30, 2013

A Striking Visual History of New York City

I came across an article by the Associated Press announcing the release of an amazing photo database of 870,000 photos of New York City from the […]
April 23, 2013

86th St. Cavern

The MTA has released a series of photographs by Patrick Cashin chronicling the artificial  caves that the 2nd Ave. subway will travel through. There have been problems with […]
April 22, 2013

Drink Responsibly on Earth Day – Sustainable Craft Breweries

From Inhabitat – Here’s a list of America’s favorite sustainable craft breweries. We enjoy Sierra Nevada, Harpoon IPA, and Boulevard. Have you tried these or the […]
January 22, 2013

After Sandy: Jet Star Roller Coaster – Seaside Heights, NJ

September 25, 2012

Set Design Happens….

In a BBQ joint during lunch, we designed a set for a musical. We were having our initial meeting with the director, and in between getting […]
June 5, 2012

KLAD’s Pop-Up Progress

Our Times Square pop-up installation is cruising along, we’re putting on the finishing touches and developing our production/installation schedule. Here’s a rough floor plan and a doctored […]
April 25, 2012

Backstage with the Set Designers

Lights! Camera! Action! Commercial production is not for the faint of heart. We ride roller coasters on a sea of constant change, sometimes remixing, reinventing and re-imagining […]
February 22, 2011

Set Design Inspiration: Modernism Week

It’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs, CA! If, like us hard working set designers here at KLAD, you couldn’t get out to CA this year, I’ve […]
July 22, 2010

Civil War Set Design

KLAD is proving scenic design and props and collaborating with an extraordinary group of people, including Director Dennis Courtney on a new play, Civil War Voices, […]
February 15, 2010

Preserving the Design Future

Fans of Mid-Century modern architecture got a shot in the arm last week as the Los Angeles City Council designated a tract of homes in Granada […]