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 […]
August 4, 2014

Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. We can rebuild him.

From Boing Boing  Rumour has it that Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star in a film remake of the mid 70’s The Six Million Dollar […]
July 28, 2014

The Role of Color in Design, an Interview with Pantone’s Laurie Pressman

Thanks to Mike for allowing me to repost this interview in full. By Mike Dunbar l CEO, Illumivation Studios As part of our [design]series, I recently sat […]
July 21, 2014

Human Whack-a-Mole

I thought it was a real life version of the old arcade game, but according to the designer, “It was a space that brings people together […]
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 […]
March 5, 2014

Navy is the New Neutral – Design Trend Argle Bargle

Research, research and more research – it’s what designers do. I often wade into the murky, slimy, mostly silly world of interior design trends to see […]
February 25, 2014

Everybody in the Pool! – Kimpton Makes a Dining Splash

Kimpton brings a truly unique dining experience to the city overflowing with on trend dining. Pool Farm is a a table in a repurposed roof top […]
February 19, 2014

Marvelous Macro Bee Portraits

Thanks to the US Geological Survey’s Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab Flickr, curated by Sam Droege, today we can see an extraordinary  piece of our natural […]
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 30, 2014

Soylent Green is Balsa Wood

From the fine folks at Boing Boing   Yeah Prop Department! This can of Soylent Green and cracker sold for $2,250 at auction in November. The […]
December 7, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide – Goodies from The Drama Book Shop

Here it is! The guide to the perfect gift for the theatre lover, film aficionado, writer, singer, dancer, actor, technician, designer, student – everyone on your […]
December 6, 2013

Never Too Much NEON

We love signs here at KLAD, especially neon. If you’re in or near the city, neon signage in all its glory can still be found. Here, […]