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 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 […]
April 20, 2016

Always put the Sexy in the Design

Especially in the things you touch.They got to have the sexy design. As Oscar Niemeyer said; form follows feminine. Olivari in collaboration with MAD Architects have […]
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 […]
February 16, 2016

NASA Swag!

NASA Swag has always been some of the best swag around. When we were kids, we wrote away (there’s a now underused phrase) to NASA for […]
February 5, 2016

Lowdown on the Lowline, as of now…

The Lowline is the opposite of the High Line. A Grand Idea formally known as the Delancey Underground, the Lowine would be an underground park in the Lower […]
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 […]
January 11, 2016
sea scraper

Come Sail Away, in metaphor anyway

Architect Vincent Callebaut, designing like a theatrical rock star, has a vision for the future of humanity. It’s pretty stunning, as long as we don’t kill […]
January 20, 2015

A Bronx Treasure – 180th St. Station

Hurry Spring! Another field trip for the designers at KLAD added to our calendar. So much inspiration awaits!   From Forgotten New York: The #2 and #5 north […]
July 22, 2014

Before Disney – The rude, sleazy, noisy glory of 42nd. Street

There is so much wonderful here. Via boingboing Mitch O’Connell’s late 20th century photos of Times Square I’m posting a few here, go to the link to […]
February 6, 2014

Going for the Fashion Gold – Olympic Team Uniforms

Dear USA olympians – I am so sorry about your uniforms. I know you’ve got a lot to worry about, and the US State Department has […]
January 28, 2014

Gorgeous Aquascapes – Fantasy Aquariums

A lovely detour on my research road for a ballet we’re working on brought me to these amazing aquariums. Relax and enjoy these aquascapes of enchanted […]
January 7, 2014

At least it’s sunny today…

Sunny, but too cold to enjoy this view in real life. We love water towers, they’re great set design elements, and the shadows compliment any lighting […]

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