Gastronauting

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
March 24, 2016

Who knew there was a Tiki Underground?

We didn’t know there was Tiki Underground. How could there be a Tiki Underground? If you know us, you towns we loves us some Tiki. Some of […]
January 14, 2016

Cool By Design?

Finding a great, inexpensive ethnic restaurant is cool, but is the actual place cool by restaurant design standards, or is it cool because it seems to […]
February 25, 2014

Everybody in the Pool! – Kimpton Makes a Dining Splash

Kimpton brings a truly unique dining experience to the city overflowing with on trend dining. Pool Farm is a a table in a repurposed roof top […]
August 7, 2013

Another Fugly Restaurant

What is it with the Aussies? Over the years, I’ve been impressed with Australian Culture and Design, then suddenly this summer, that seems so misdirected. Apparently […]
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 […]
March 11, 2013

The English Tea Kettle–It’s for Coffee

It’s a simple choice. These English Tea Kettles boil water faster than anything else. Worth the investment, we’ve had the model designed for an electric stove […]
March 8, 2013

The Elixir of Design

Well, one of them. Scotch is required as well, but the day starts and the creative juices of set and lighting designers begin to flow with […]
September 13, 2012

Ale to the Chief: There’s something brewing at the White House

Its been a long time, and I’m a day early bringing back an old favorite here on the KLAD blog, Happy Hour Friday. I was inspired […]
August 29, 2012

Zagat tells us how to spot a good restaurant – They forgot to add “if you’re a moron with money”

Zagat recently published a list of what they call “Telltale Signs of a Good Restaurant. I plodded through the sideshow, apparently, Zagat thinks readers need to see […]
July 3, 2012

Norm’s

Our friend Dave Cobb of the Thinkwell Group went to brunch yesterday at Norm’s. Of course, he tweeted a photo of the fabulous Norm’s signage. Brilliant, […]