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 […]
May 6, 2012

Pantone Chocolate Please

It has been way too long since I’ve indulged in my love of food and drink here on the blog. We’ve been so busy here in […]
February 28, 2012

Feels Like a Dangerous Place to Eat

Not very good set design, terrible Feng Shui. The Cornerstone Restaurant designed by Studio Ramoprimo os located in Beijing. Someone should know about Feng Shui there. […]
February 2, 2012

Cool space, but the photography makes me think the food must suck…

It’s grand, it’s elegant, it’s modern, but the photography makes the place look as if it has been designed at Operatic scale and that size operation […]
January 23, 2012

A Restaurant so visually unpleasant I Lost my Appetite…

Wow, someone paid for this? This could be good set design if the desired effect wa to cause stomachs to roll. I know mine does when […]
December 28, 2011

I don’t want to see you before your coffee, you don’t want to see me before my coffee

Really, if you have the room, how could you go any other way? Life is theatre and a home is the set and lighting design. In […]
October 31, 2011

We’re all for change, but…

there’s got to be a limit. This stands as an example fo what was called “Progress” when I was a kid. Tear down an existing, vibrant […]
October 26, 2011

Now, THIS is good design….

It’s not set design, but a perfect personal prop for film or television. Certainly a perfect personal prop for us and some character, in some script […]
October 25, 2011

Good Design is everywhere

Except here.   I can fix this. USE A PROPER KNIFE. And another design wrong is righted, without a hammer or bulldozer. This time.
August 25, 2011

Happy Hour Friday: Hurricanes & Painkillers

While we’re waiting for the latest news on Irene’s track, as a service to our readers, here’s a weekend plan for riding out the impeding storm. […]
August 19, 2011

Happy Hour Friday: Death in the Afternoon

Regular readers of my happy hour posts know that I mix and mix and mix and sip and sip and sip until I get a cocktail […]
July 29, 2011

Indoor Gardening

Even though it is 110 in the Shade here right now. And, it seems, generally across the dust bowl of middle America. It is time to […]
July 1, 2011

Happy Hour: Summer Sparklers

I’m always in the mood  for a light, refreshing summer cocktail. While I usually write about the classics, these sparkling gems caught my eye while I […]