Holiday Gift Guide

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 […]
December 9, 2015

Books; gifts that keep on giving.

Here’s a pretty good package, three books, buy them all! We’re fans of both Steven Louis Shelly and his books. You should be too. Not only […]
December 7, 2015

A Gift for any Designer

Gordon & MacPhail, a distillery in Scotland bills themselves as The world’s leading malt whiskey specialist. They are also, apparently,  highly skilled craftspeople, who have created a limited […]
December 30, 2014

Wishing for a Peace and Prosperous 2015

for one and all
December 16, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-5 Music!

My friend Guy Sherman, a renowned theatrical sound designer and composer took his turn at creating holiday music this year. One might call it a star […]
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 9, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-3

The Pyro Handheld Fireshooter is ***supposed*** to be for magicians, but I can’t imagine everyone not wanting one. This very real, very crazy gadget sits on the underside […]
December 4, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-2

What to give any designer? What to give anybody? Why a Disco Gnome, of course. Although last year they had a teller version. Bigger can be better […]
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 […]
January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! Welcome 2014!

  We can celebrate and create new beginnings whenever we want to or need. New Year’s is nonetheless special. We wish all off our readers the […]
December 20, 2013

No More Woof?!? Is it April Fool’s Day Already?

We’ve always wondered how out little dog thinks. Or doesn’t. Well, now No More Woof promises to translate her thoughts, and the thoughts of other dogs into […]
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 […]
December 4, 2013

I wonder if this really works…

…or works well, anyway. We need lots of gear, so we always look for ways to condense up. Sure a laptop does the work of an […]