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 […]
July 8, 2015

Big Biba: surfing the 60’s UK zeitgeist

So much here to love – history, fashion, design, lifestyle. Big Biba had it all going on, and was into branding way before it became a […]
May 18, 2015

Mad Men at the MOMI

Another terrific post from Manhattan Wardrobe Supply – one of my favorite places, it’s like an art supply store and a hardware store for fashion/beauty/wardrobe people […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 7, 2014

A Vectorworks Valentine

Here’s a simple 3D heart to help to sharpen your Vectorworks skills and create a little something for your Valentine. Bonus – NURBS are such sexy […]
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 28, 2014

Gorgeous Aquascapes – Fantasy Aquariums

A lovely detour on my research road for a ballet we’re working on brought me to these amazing aquariums. Relax and enjoy these aquascapes of enchanted […]
March 25, 2013

Hot Location, Cool Hotel.

It’s not a Kimpton, but we’d stay at the The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. These folks are not afraid of color, and the space seems to […]
March 20, 2013

Before there were color charts, or why we love Benjamin Moore

We first saw this scene watching the video of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Some time back, Design and Desire in the Twentieth Century posted […]
January 18, 2013

The Tragic Beauty of Abandoned Urban Landscapes

Sander Meisner, a photographer who lives in Amsterdam brilliantly captures the interplay of light, shadow and color, breathing life into the often overlooked tragic beauty of […]

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