Industrial Design

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 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 […]
April 18, 2016

A Good Hammock is the definition of Good Design

And the people at Kozē are redefining Good Design with a really Good Hammock. Everybody needs a hammock and this is one that can always travel with […]
April 11, 2016

A New Analogue Paradigm?

South Korean Jiwoong Jung is a young designer whose work includes lighting fixtures,  furniture and products. He we see his hidden time, a concept for a wristwatch that […]
March 1, 2016

A new Streetscape Design, but will it flood?

Miami is, as always, on trend with a new Streetscape Design for The Underline. This kind of use/reuse is alway on trend at KLAD. Our loyal readers […]
January 19, 2016
Javits Center

Throwing good money after bad?

When the Jacob J. Javits Center was originally built, the operators went to the architects and asked how they should wash the windows. The architects shrugged. […]
February 9, 2015

From the High Line to the Lowline…

Coming in, well I wish there was a date set to open the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal beneath Delancey Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan […]
February 4, 2015

Bio-Glass, Bio-Luminum, and more…

Sure, these aren’t transparent aluminum, but they’re here now. And gorgeous. Bio-Glass is a clean technology hard surface material that does not compromise on aesthetics. Manufacturers using 100% […]
January 7, 2015

Saarinen’s Bell Labs – The Mirrored Masterpiece as Metroburb

Happy New Year! We’re starting with one of our favorite topics here on the blog, Historic Preservation and intelligent adaptive re-use. Thanks to Design Within Reach, […]
December 8, 2014

and the Turbo Lift becomes a reality

So much of Star Trek has been based on actual science that much has come true. In the 1960’s when The Original Series was on the […]
November 14, 2014

Camera Match Plug-In for Vectorworks

Yes, we’re unashamedly Vectorworks fans. Every reader probably knows that. The primary reason is, of course, because of the ways that Vectorworks helps us get our […]
July 15, 2014

This Made Skyscrapers Possible

In another one of my career lives I sold elevator cabs. Yes, that’s a thing that people are paid to sell. Below is an excerpt of […]
July 10, 2014

Smart Bricks – A New Way to Build

All our Lego dreams may someday be a reality From The Dish: The bricks—which are patent pending—are much like Lego in that they come in a […]