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 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 […]
May 6, 2012

Pantone Chocolate Please

It has been way too long since I’ve indulged in my love of food and drink here on the blog. We’ve been so busy here in […]
April 3, 2012

I remember when MiMo didn’t have a name…

…it was just architecture, or more directly, and simply, the buildings. Not even that really, as I didn’t yet have a set designer’s vocabulary or a […]
January 4, 2012

2012 Color of the Year? Who decides these things?

Clearly, no set designer was consulted. Probably no actual designer or person with taste was consulted. I certainly can’t believe that anyone in fashion was consulted. […]
November 29, 2011

Set Designer’s Notebook: UnBeige

Client: I like it, but um, I think it needs to be more neutral. What do you think? Me: I wouldn’t show you something I didn’t […]
May 9, 2011

Dog Portraits

Those of you who are familiar from my fine art work may think that I’ve strayed (get it, yuk, yuk, yuk) from my normal subject matter. […]
December 28, 2010

A Fetish for Little Boxes

We both have a fetish for little boxes. This post probably should have run yesterday; 26 December (Boxing Day), but there were 22″ of snow that […]
October 12, 2010

I’m designing costumes – I need fewer actors and more money!

Fear not challenged designer, its TDF to the rescue! As I flipped through Kevin’s USA 829 newsletter – I’m not sure if its some kind of […]
August 30, 2010

Trendy, almost tragically, by Design

This little bit of kitschy, trendy, one might say tragic,  bit of Tiki talk landed in my email box today – a tad late or early […]
August 4, 2010

Don’t Use Words Like This on LinkedIn

I found these funny little time telling orbes on Uncommon goods. I love the shape and the colors, there are just so many things I can […]

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