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 […]
July 11, 2016

A Toast to the Stagehands

A Toast to the Stagehands is a brilliant video we recently stumbled upon courtesy of our friend Steven Jordan. It’s well worth the few minutes to watch, […]
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 […]
May 5, 2014

Oscar Nominated Films as Lego Posters

Here’s a little something to make your Monday more bearable. From Trendland Yahoo Movies collaborated with illustration and graphic poster design artist, Old Red Jalopy, to […]
October 5, 2012

Seems a little over the top…

…but then we’re generally non-violent.
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 […]
September 18, 2012

Miss America – Jersey City

New Jersey in all its gritty splendor            
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 […]
August 14, 2012

About that cocktail napkin sketch….

Designers have to find ways to communicate with clients across a broad spectrum of industries. The default way many of us do that is by quickly […]
June 19, 2012

Bad Signage

Nothing more need be said.
December 18, 2011

A Seasonal Interlude….

‘ Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the ship, Not a circuit was buzzing, not one microchip. The phasers were hung in the armory […]
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.