Restaurant 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 […]
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 […]
October 27, 2015

Farewell Market Diner

This is one other chip at the spirit of what was New York City. The Market Dinner is a little bit of Googie (aka Populuxe) Architecture in […]
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 8, 2015

Surf Tiki meets Urban Cowboy

Every project has ideas that don’t make the final cut, they get saved in the designer’s mind for another day. Sometimes, when there is a holiday […]
June 27, 2013

If it’s the Ocean Room, shouldn’t it be Blue?

Sure you could argue which blue, but really where’s the blue? Yeah, I see the little bit on the floor, but really? Chictip brings us the […]
January 10, 2013

We’ve done this, differently, but…

Another Jaw Dropping Design, similar in concept to a retail store design we created on Broadway. We have to love the modernist appeal and simplicity of […]
July 3, 2012


Our friend Dave Cobb of the Thinkwell Group went to brunch yesterday at Norm’s. Of course, he tweeted a photo of the fabulous Norm’s signage. Brilliant, […]
February 28, 2012

Feels Like a Dangerous Place to Eat

Not very good set design, terrible Feng Shui. The Cornerstone Restaurant designed by Studio Ramoprimo os located in Beijing. Someone should know about Feng Shui there. […]
January 23, 2012

A Restaurant so visually unpleasant I Lost my Appetite…

Wow, someone paid for this? This could be good set design if the desired effect wa to cause stomachs to roll. I know mine does when […]
January 18, 2012

Someone said the ceiling should be white?

I like the Houzz site, but all too often it seems to exist to sell the obvious to the oblivious. Apparently, it is a revelation that […]
December 28, 2011

I don’t want to see you before your coffee, you don’t want to see me before my coffee

Really, if you have the room, how could you go any other way? Life is theatre and a home is the set and lighting design. In […]
October 14, 2011

Nerdfest! Uh, I mean Vectorworks 2012 US Tour, Rock on!

Nemetschek Vectorworks, will present the Vectorworks® 2012 US Tour beginning November 1st. Designers in the architecture, landscape and entertainment design industries will have the opportunity to […]