From the Road

Random posts from various places. Hopefully interesting.

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 1, 2016

Moynihan Station

Well, it was going to be called Moynihan Station. Maybe it could be Kid Cuomo Station, he designed it after all. Or so it seems, his […]
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 […]
December 10, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-4

The Aston Martin DB10 will be Bond’s ride in Spectre. It is being developed specifically for the film.  Only 10 will be built, I only need one. Of […]
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 […]