Industrial Design

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 […]
November 13, 2009

Industrial Design: Viva Eva

We have a real penchant for industrial design here at KLAD, and today we are celebrating the 103rd birthday of Eva Zeisel, an amazing, prolific designer […]
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 7, 2010

3 cool adjustable tables

I like hardware as a design element. Done properly it works onstage, on television and in exhibits/environments. Despite how it might sound hardware can be elegant […]
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 […]
January 23, 2010

wireless electricity?

When Kathleen mentioned that she had read a piece about wireless transmission of electricity and high speed data at CES, I was simultaneously intrigued and transported […]
February 5, 2010

More than 70 Concept Cars

But why do none of these fly? Concept cars, like Haute Couture allow designers’ imaginations to soar, even if four wheels are required on the ground. […]
February 15, 2010

Preserving the Design Future

Fans of Mid-Century modern architecture got a shot in the arm last week as the Los Angeles City Council designated a tract of homes in Granada […]
March 25, 2010

A Design Metaphor

I saw this post today at Scene360 about a kinetic installation at the BMW museum by Art+Com. Beautiful work. From the Art+Com site: The Kinetic Sculpture […]
April 10, 2010

Funny the things you do in airports…

Jim on Light has a great post about the light fixtures and lighting in the Frankfurt (Germany) airport. As a lighting designer Jim makes note of […]
May 14, 2010

How Now Brown Car? #Vectorworks

I was walking my dog Sophia with my friend Terry yesterday and a brown car drove past. Terry commented that she did not like brown cars. […]
June 28, 2010

Car Culture by Design: Streamline Moderne

As cars became part of the American landscape, designers turned to Streamline Moderne for inspiration on how to make drive-ins, auditoriums, supermarkets and movie theaters attractive […]
July 6, 2010

Pre-fab Design: Diner beauties in stainless steel

As a follow-up to my post on Wildwood populuxe, here’s even more incentive to put Wildwood on your roadtrip list if you’re a fan of populuxe […]