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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 […]
March 24, 2016

Who knew there was a Tiki Underground?

We didn’t know there was Tiki Underground. How could there be a Tiki Underground? If you know us, you towns we loves us some Tiki. Some of […]
December 7, 2015

A Gift for any Designer

Gordon & MacPhail, a distillery in Scotland bills themselves as The world’s leading malt whiskey specialist. They are also, apparently,  highly skilled craftspeople, who have created a limited […]
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 […]
April 22, 2013

Drink Responsibly on Earth Day – Sustainable Craft Breweries

From Inhabitat – Here’s a list of America’s favorite sustainable craft breweries. We enjoy Sierra Nevada, Harpoon IPA, and Boulevard. Have you tried these or the […]
March 8, 2013

The Elixir of Design

Well, one of them. Scotch is required as well, but the day starts and the creative juices of set and lighting designers begin to flow with […]
August 29, 2012

Zagat tells us how to spot a good restaurant – They forgot to add “if you’re a moron with money”

Zagat recently published a list of what they call “Telltale Signs of a Good Restaurant. I plodded through the sideshow, apparently, Zagat thinks readers need to see […]
August 14, 2012

About that cocktail napkin sketch….

Designers have to find ways to communicate with clients across a broad spectrum of industries. The default way many of us do that is by quickly […]
February 2, 2012

Cool space, but the photography makes me think the food must suck…

It’s grand, it’s elegant, it’s modern, but the photography makes the place look as if it has been designed at Operatic scale and that size operation […]
October 31, 2011

We’re all for change, but…

there’s got to be a limit. This stands as an example fo what was called “Progress” when I was a kid. Tear down an existing, vibrant […]
October 26, 2011

Now, THIS is good design….

It’s not set design, but a perfect personal prop for film or television. Certainly a perfect personal prop for us and some character, in some script […]
August 25, 2011

Happy Hour Friday: Hurricanes & Painkillers

While we’re waiting for the latest news on Irene’s track, as a service to our readers, here’s a weekend plan for riding out the impeding storm. […]
August 19, 2011

Happy Hour Friday: Death in the Afternoon

Regular readers of my happy hour posts know that I mix and mix and mix and sip and sip and sip until I get a cocktail […]

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