Architecture

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 […]
April 7, 2009

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer, revolutionary Modernist Architect of Brazil turned 100 December 15, 2007. And he continues to practice. Rock on.
May 26, 2009

FUGitecture

When the proper word doesn’t exist, Kathleen creates a new term. This one should be pretty self explanitory. If not, the image at left should make […]
May 27, 2009

The High Line: Adaptive Reuse on a Grand Scale

The “High Line” is an abandoned section of elevated freight railroad track that runs along the West Side of Manhattan. It is about a mile and […]
June 10, 2009

Architectural Follies

No, this is not a post about a show where there will be dancing architects, all wearing Daniel Libeskind Glasses, and little more… grimace and shudder. […]
June 11, 2009

An Unusual Living Space

I have been mentioning unusual living spaces, without illustration. I never expected to live in a house, although this house is unusual and unique, it came […]
June 12, 2009

and we do love Hotels as well

Typically Kimpton Hotels, but not this post. Those posts will follow, I’m sure.  I want to retire and move into the Kimpton Hotel Palomar in Dupont […]
July 7, 2009

Love the line and the contrast

Gas stations were once wonderful things. That is, I guess before they were all corporate branding statements. Usually BORING corporate branding statement. Once upon a time, […]
July 11, 2009

What is moderism?

An article on the LA Times website today raised this interesting question. There are related articles on modern retailing, you can look for them if you […]
July 13, 2009

A visit to MoMA will be in order

Not exactly sure how I feel about this work. I guees I will have to go and see for myself in real life. Pictures just don’t […]
July 14, 2009

Hawkins Architecture

I love the industrial elegance of this work. by Reno, Nevada based Hawkins & Associates. The image at the top isn’t one of the best design […]
July 17, 2009

Julius Shulman

A loss today in the world of architectural photography. A Modernist, of course. The New York Times
August 24, 2009

Book Review – “3D Modeling in Vectorworks 2009”

This week, I had the pleasure of reviewing Jonathan Pickup’s new volume “3D Modeling in Vectorworks 2009.” Jonathan, of Archoncad in New Zealand, is a world […]