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 […]
April 20, 2015

A Quintessential Silent Movie Star Home

Thanks to Decaying Hollywood Mansions, I discovered an intriguing star from the silent movie era and a wonderful representation of old Hollywood glamour. This great old […]
January 29, 2015

The Joy of Vectorworks Plug In Objects

Joshua Benghiat is both a talented Lighting Designer and a talented Vectorworks programmer. His  Light Pipe Tools and the Instrument Summary Tool are included in the Spotlight […]
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 […]
December 10, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-4

The Aston Martin DB10 will be Bond’s ride in Spectre. It is being developed specifically for the film.  Only 10 will be built, I only need one. Of […]
December 1, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-1

Everyone needs a stylist folio for their MacBook, or MacBook Pro. And iPhone. Here’s a nice one. The Flow MacBook sleeve features a single opening and […]
February 6, 2014

Going for the Fashion Gold – Olympic Team Uniforms

Dear USA olympians – I am so sorry about your uniforms. I know you’ve got a lot to worry about, and the US State Department has […]
November 4, 2013

Virtual Vision: Audi Designs Science Fiction Car

Audi goes to the movies – This Audi fleet shuttle quattro was designed for the film “Ender’s Game” The car is driven in the film by […]
March 21, 2013

Been There, Done That

I bookmark things and keep them together as ideas I want to blog about. Of course, that file gets a bit messy and work always gets […]
December 31, 2012

aaah, New Year’s Eve…

  of course, there should be some sparkle in every evening. May 2013 sparkle and shine for everyone.
June 27, 2012

Pretty colors

Actually almost all of the pretty colors lighting a runway. Glamour. Fashion. Living the dream.

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