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 […]
October 27, 2015

Farewell Market Diner

This is one other chip at the spirit of what was New York City. The Market Dinner is a little bit of Googie (aka Populuxe) Architecture in […]
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 […]
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 […]
January 12, 2015

Throwing away Montclair State University students’ money.

Dr. Susan Cole, university president, may have just as well taken the Montclair State University student’s money to Vegas, and lost. She certainly wouldn’t bother to […]
January 7, 2015

Saarinen’s Bell Labs – The Mirrored Masterpiece as Metroburb

Happy New Year! We’re starting with one of our favorite topics here on the blog, Historic Preservation and intelligent adaptive re-use. Thanks to Design Within Reach, […]
December 1, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-1

Everyone needs a stylist folio for their MacBook, or MacBook Pro. And iPhone. Here’s a nice one. The Flow MacBook sleeve features a single opening and […]
November 24, 2014

Why can’t we design like this here?

We’ve long been frustrated by the design of development here in the States. Usually shoddy construction, almost always shoddy design. Bricko and stucco made with spray-crete […]
September 22, 2014

…and the NYC High Line is done!

On Sunday, the last day of Summer 2014, the final section of the New York City High Line Park opened to the public. We are building huggers, […]
July 10, 2014

Smart Bricks – A New Way to Build

All our Lego dreams may someday be a reality From The Dish: The bricks—which are patent pending—are much like Lego in that they come in a […]
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 […]