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 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 […]
June 24, 2016

Required Weekend Reading

This will be short and sweet. This is required weekend reading. Read this blog post. Then get this book. I suggest really buying the book from […]
May 5, 2016

Design Evolution of the $20.00 bill

Recently, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill.  I found an article in The Washington […]
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 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 […]
December 10, 2015

Rob Drawings – You have to love the name, even if autocorrect doesn’t

We do love the way architects draw. These are some terrific and evocative images.
December 3, 2015

Is the Pantone Color of the Year relevant?

Since it’s generally a fugly color, it would seem only a fetish, anxiously awaited and used by the design equals of hipsters. This year, although Pantone has […]
March 6, 2015

World Premier of American Repertory Ballet’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

We are delighted to be a part of this wonderful production by this extraordinary company. Led by Artistic Director Douglas Martin, American Repertory Ballet premieres this […]
February 13, 2015

Light and Airy, Yet Cozy. Loft Set Design by KLAD

From the KLAD archives, a commercial shoot we did with Lorenzo Lamas. Here’s his loft –  the light, airy feeling is evocative of Spring – it’s […]
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 30, 2014

Wishing for a Peace and Prosperous 2015

for one and all
November 14, 2014

Camera Match Plug-In for Vectorworks

Yes, we’re unashamedly Vectorworks fans. Every reader probably knows that. The primary reason is, of course, because of the ways that Vectorworks helps us get our […]

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