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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 […]
January 13, 2016

An Artful New World Order

Jules de Balincort is a French artist whose design work wonderfully reinvents maps of The United States according to his own satirical new world order. Highlights […]
January 14, 2016

Cool By Design?

Finding a great, inexpensive ethnic restaurant is cool, but is the actual place cool by restaurant design standards, or is it cool because it seems to […]
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 […]
January 28, 2016

Anatomy of a Shirt

Beauty in industry is everywhere, in the brilliant hues of threads that are spun by massive weaving machines that produce sounds that range from a low, […]
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 […]
February 9, 2016

Paris, the Film Set

There really isn’t anything I need to add to this post. Enjoy! By MessyNessy 14TH JAN, 2016 So you want to see Paris, just like she is in […]
February 18, 2016

A Million Pieces of Inspiration

Design inspiration can be found in anything and everything – except, of course, when we need a specific thing for a specific project and we need […]
February 23, 2016

Want to show Brutalism some love? #sosbrutalism is your answer

#SOSBRUTALISM From the website: #SOSBrutalism is a growing database that currently contains over 700 Brutalist buildings. But, more importantly, it is a platform for a large […]
February 26, 2016

Whoppie Wagons

I am so charmed by the often whimsical designs of both vintage and modern bowtop wagons, or more romantically, vardos. A vardo, according to Wikipedia, is: […]
March 24, 2016

Who knew there was a Tiki Underground?

We didn’t know there was Tiki Underground. How could there be a Tiki Underground? If you know us, you towns we loves us some Tiki. Some of […]
April 13, 2016
design with proper context

Context in design is critical

This could be any neighborhood of any kind, but when designing a renovation or a new building, context in design is critical to the success of […]
May 5, 2016

Design Evolution of the $20.00 bill

Recently, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 bill.  I found an article in The Washington […]