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 5, 2016

Adaptive Reuse; a solution for the big box stores

We like Adaptive Reuse, but it is a pity these big empty relics are out on the highway, unless some can also become homes… There is […]
June 6, 2016

Is the Venice Biennale Credible?

I always thought the Venice Biennale was credible until I heard Eva Franch i Gilbert speak. There does not seem to be much this architect can take […]
April 18, 2016

A Good Hammock is the definition of Good Design

And the people at Kozē are redefining Good Design with a really Good Hammock. Everybody needs a hammock and this is one that can always travel with […]
February 9, 2015

From the High Line to the Lowline…

Coming in, well I wish there was a date set to open the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal beneath Delancey Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan […]
February 4, 2015

Bio-Glass, Bio-Luminum, and more…

Sure, these aren’t transparent aluminum, but they’re here now. And gorgeous. Bio-Glass is a clean technology hard surface material that does not compromise on aesthetics. Manufacturers using 100% […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 11, 2013

Impossible Decision

This? Or this? Certainly not this. Seems like the BMW with the Audi All Wheel Drive might be the right combo.
July 30, 2013

LED vs Incandescent and City Theatrical Dimming…

The debate over the death of incandescent will go on. So will the fight to save incandescent. No one, certainly not I will argue against the […]
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 […]
August 27, 2012

A Beau-Arts Masterpiece for the 21st Century

When Union Station was designed by Daniel Burnham in 1907, the country was experiencing unprecedented growth in train travel. The elegant Beaux-Arts station quickly gained status […]