Random Thoughts

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 […]
February 23, 2016

Want to show Brutalism some love? #sosbrutalism is your answer

#SOSBRUTALISM From the website: #SOSBrutalism is a growing database that currently contains over 700 Brutalist buildings. But, more importantly, it is a platform for a large […]
February 18, 2016

A Million Pieces of Inspiration

Design inspiration can be found in anything and everything – except, of course, when we need a specific thing for a specific project and we need […]
February 9, 2016

Paris, the Film Set

There really isn’t anything I need to add to this post. Enjoy! By MessyNessy 14TH JAN, 2016 So you want to see Paris, just like she is in […]
February 3, 2016

Experience Design is creating the overall experience

Life is all about experiences and Experience Design. At KLAD, we create experiences by design every day. Whether that is a film project, a theatrical event, or a […]
January 28, 2016

Anatomy of a Shirt

Beauty in industry is everywhere, in the brilliant hues of threads that are spun by massive weaving machines that produce sounds that range from a low, […]
January 26, 2016

The arts can drive economic renewal

This could be anywhere in the world. Often artists are economic pioneers; moving into undesirable places, often, eventually forced out as a result of the success […]
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 13, 2016

An Artful New World Order

Jules de Balincort is a French artist whose design work wonderfully reinvents maps of The United States according to his own satirical new world order. Highlights […]