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. 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 […]
August 8, 2016

Habitat ’67 revisited

Just last week we wrote about Expo ’67 and one of the featured works there: Habitat ’67. Canada is on the minds of many this summer, […]
August 4, 2016

Why are there no proper Tiki Bars on the Jersey Shore?

Sure there are lots of so called Tiki Bars, but they all seem to be Tiki in name only. The original Don The Beachcomber places were the real […]
August 1, 2016

Olympic Architecture and Design

Well, it is that time again/ Time for Olympic Architecture and Design. This could provide subject matter for the whole month. So much bad. Here’s a dose […]
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 25, 2016

Last Call for Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow

My webinar Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow will be broadcast tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July at 2PM, Eastern Daylight Time. Register now whether you can attend then […]
July 22, 2016

Oh, Canada!

We’re sure many Americans are thinking of Canada. We are, and do often, and especially often of Expo ’67 the modernist World’s Fair held, well, in […]
July 20, 2016

Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling, it’s what we do, and we do so many things, but in the end all those things are Visual Storytelling. This particular post is about […]
July 18, 2016

NYMF Rides Again!

It’s the official opening day/night of NYMF! Loyal readers know that we have been active supporters of NYMF for a long time. The annual festival of […]
September 7, 2009

Whither Ridgewood?

The New York Times reports today that there is a movement in Ridgewood, NJ to plow away their historic watering hole and replace it with a […]
September 8, 2009

What is Modernism?

Someone, I think it was Michelangelo said “design is the removal of superfluous detail.” I am sure that if the attribution is at all correct, it […]
September 9, 2009

I hate this, but there is something(s) to love

My immediate and concluding reaction to this house is that it looks like the kitchen sink after a big dinner. With friends, who drink. This is […]
September 12, 2009

Friendly Brutalism

The fine folks at Inhabitat tell the story of this very cool structure added to an apartment complex and designed to provide home for birds and […]
October 11, 2009

Long Island Duck

Well, I’ve heard of Long Island Duckling, but not until my friend Charlie (who can identify himself further in the comments, if he likes) sent me […]
October 13, 2009

The difference between an Architectural Folly and an Architectural Follies

’nuff said.
December 1, 2009

Engawa what?

As set designers, we constantly research many different things. We have a need and a passion for keeping up with trends and ideas. When working on […]
December 9, 2009

VectorNetWorking and everyday networking

Last night was the first meeting of the New Jersey Vectorworks Users group at the offices of Andrew Fethes Architects in Oradell, NJ (of course?!?!), a […]
January 4, 2010

Too (and not JUST 2) Much is Never Enough

With all due apologies to Morris Lapidus for mangling the title to his autobiography. Morris Lapidus is best known as the architect who defined the Mid-Century […]
January 5, 2010

Detroit and Public Transportation?

It is cool that the energy and force of design that the American automobile manufacturers once put into the classic American cars has been focused on […]
January 6, 2010

It’s a beach house?

It sure looks warm. But not beachy. At least not Jersey Beachy (wouldn’t that be shorey?). Although as a typical beach house it would be open […]
January 13, 2010

This might help in Haiti

Design is all about looking at things from all angles and developing solutions to problems. Sometimes that problem is as simple as ‘make this pretty.’ Other […]