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 […]
December 4, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-2

What to give any designer? What to give anybody? Why a Disco Gnome, of course. Although last year they had a teller version. Bigger can be better […]
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 […]
May 21, 2013

Great Customer Service Makes My Day

I’m stepping out of the design world for a moment to tell you about a wonderful customer service experience I had yesterday. In the midst of […]
May 2, 2013

Who needs a car in L.A.? We got the best public transportation system in the world!

“Who needs a car in L.A.? We got the best public transportation system in the world!” says private detective Eddie Valiant in the 1988 film Who […]
December 25, 2012

Scare away the demons…

Not sure where or when we heard this legend, but it’s a good one, so we indulge. We do like to indulge. It is said that […]
August 10, 2012

The Black Eggs Project

Nature + Technology + Art = Amazing levitating Buddha I am in awe of all the wonderfulness in the world. From Inhabitant: Situated in a 6,000-square-foot […]
October 13, 2011

What’s Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

I grew up in a typical blue collar post war suburb, cape cods lined up like little soldiers on rectangular plots with driveways but no attached […]
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 […]
March 11, 2011

First The Set Designers Came For The Carps…

Now our intrepid set designers have their sights on the scenic painters. In our last edition of Designers Know Best, we took you on a little […]
December 14, 2010

Modernist Designers on Fire

Dancing flames – brilliant orange, a hint of blue. Logs crackle, an occasional crash as logs readjust under the weight of those not yet burning. Fire. […]