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 […]
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 […]
January 10, 2013

We’ve done this, differently, but…

Another Jaw Dropping Design, similar in concept to a retail store design we created on Broadway. We have to love the modernist appeal and simplicity of […]
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 […]
March 8, 2012

It’s a Vectorworks St. Patrick’s Day!

It’s a Vectorworks Set Design! It’s  Vectorworks Lighting Design! It’s  shamrock, actually six shamrocks. Perhaps I should have included a beer? Green Beer? Nah, I’ve never […]
December 15, 2011

Wish we liked this, but bad design is bad design…

 Sure, it’s not all bad, but it is schizophrenic. These designers could use some set design training. You know, that day where design cohesiveness and Gestalt […]
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. […]
July 29, 2011

Indoor Gardening

Even though it is 110 in the Shade here right now. And, it seems, generally across the dust bowl of middle America. It is time to […]
July 1, 2011

Happy Hour: Summer Sparklers

I’m always in the mood  for a light, refreshing summer cocktail. While I usually write about the classics, these sparkling gems caught my eye while I […]
June 10, 2011

Always Have Rhythm In Your Shaking

“The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to foxtrot time, a Bronx to two-step time, but […]
November 30, 2010

Scotch Review; The Balvenie

We recently helped our friends, and neighbors Joseph and Terry DeLucia with a few minor details in their newly renovated kitchen. They did an amazing job. […]