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 […]
September 8, 2016
The Other F Word

The Other F Word. Stream It Now!

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend one of last week’s screenings, or it you haven’t streamed The Other F Word yet, stream it now. If you […]
August 10, 2016

NYMF Award Design

For the 2016 season, NYMF (The New York Musical Festival) Board Member Hugh Hayes commissioned us to work with him, Executive Director & Producer Dan Markley, and Director of […]
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 […]
July 27, 2016

The Watergate is back and it’s all good

Although now mainly known for its name in biggest political scandal in US history (as well as any that have followed), The Watergate Hotel is looking to remake […]
July 15, 2016

Why can’t we have nice things?

Because we tear the nice things down. We are building huggers. We discuss here and in real life, the importance of Historic Preservation and adaptive reuse […]
February 3, 2016

Experience Design is creating the overall experience

Life is all about experiences and Experience Design. At KLAD, we create experiences by design every day. Whether that is a film project, a theatrical event, or a […]
January 26, 2016

The arts can drive economic renewal

This could be anywhere in the world. Often artists are economic pioneers; moving into undesirable places, often, eventually forced out as a result of the success […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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% […]
February 3, 2015

We likes the swoopy

Swoopy is a technical term. And, yes, sometimes it is still best to start with pen on paper. Fountain pen if possible. Ideally using South Sea […]
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, […]
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 […]