December 13, 2020

Rutgers Trade Fair

Additional information to follow.  
October 21, 2020

Virtual Meeting/Trade Show

Take the tour! The image at the top is just that, an image, but the next ‘image’ below is a link to a test demo for […]
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 […]
April 20, 2009

On Broadway…

I art directed a  promo shoot for the WWE.  I took this shot right before a dog relived himself on my work. Kevin’s work is in […]
July 1, 2010

Casa KLAD: A Mad Men Set?

Your house looks like a set! exclaimed Mark Kruger as he stepped into the foyer of our home, a Mid Century Modern designed and built by […]
August 18, 2010

Dream Design -Glitz, Glamour, Gangsters

The Golden Age of Hollywood gave us a fantasy world that was carefully created by the big studios.  Set Design, Costume Design, Lighting Design and cinematography […]
November 2, 2010

Ken Adam Production Designer Par Excellence

Sir Ken Adam will be 90 in a few months. As best I can tell, he has been working, writing and ACTING well into his 80’s, […]
April 12, 2011

KLAD Quick Start Guide To Being On TV Part II

UPDATE – Chris Babbie of Location Sound added smart sound considerations in a comment on Facebook. He’s graciously allowed me to add his insights to this […]
October 4, 2011

The Dune Buggy Up! is back… maybe.

It’s a set designer’s dream. At least if we were remaking some beach party movies. If not, we can always use one for personal transport; at […]
October 26, 2011

Now, THIS is good design….

It’s not set design, but a perfect personal prop for film or television. Certainly a perfect personal prop for us and some character, in some script […]
November 16, 2011

1964 Aston Martin DB5

Ahhh, the choice of the car, if it is the set designer’s choice, what a wonderful world. Of course, in film, the production designer may not […]
March 30, 2012

Times Square at Night 1957

As usual, Kirsten Hively, of Project Neon fame, posts a link to feed my signage fetish. This silent 16mm home movie footage of Times Square at Night […]
April 25, 2012

Backstage with the Set Designers

Lights! Camera! Action! Commercial production is not for the faint of heart. We ride roller coasters on a sea of constant change, sometimes remixing, reinventing and re-imagining […]
August 18, 2012

The view backstage

Aaaaaaaaah, cheap camera, some contrast, and art backstage.
October 24, 2012

Dream Home : Dihedral House by Arch 11