Television

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 8, 2009

The Whaaaat?

It has to be a train wreck. We had to see the preview. Not reality TV fans at all. Except maybe for Woz on Dancing with […]
April 28, 2009

Say it ain’t so…

Jezebel reports that The Real Housewives of New Jersey have mob ties. We originally wrote of this new train wreck, errr, reality television show here…. In […]
April 29, 2009

KLAD Works – Shop Visit

  Today KLAD and assistant Matt went on a field trip to Gotham Scenic Studios to check on the progress of work. One set we are […]
June 30, 2009

Icons Never Die

It has been a bad week for celebrities and while I know we all feel loss for larger than life personalities we have invited into our […]
August 21, 2009

Book Review – Light Plot Deconstructed

Full disclosure; Gregg Hilmar has been my friend in that late 20th/early 21st Century way of email and bulletin boards form many years. We have never […]
September 11, 2009

Graphic Design, it is everywhere…

Or it should be. We do some graphic and identity design, generally for our clients who like our work and often as a part of a […]
September 11, 2009

Vectorworks 2010 – WooHoo!

Ok, I’m a nerd, and always excited about new software, especially if I’ve been playing with the new toys, ah, ahem, testing the software for many […]
December 8, 2009

3 Simple Ideas for Renovating a News Set

In these challenging economic times the cost of new sets or virtual sets can be intimidating. An alternate approach, like with one’s home, can be a […]
December 28, 2009

Is Steampunk Mainstream?

As Set Designers, we do a lot of research. It is and has to be something that we love. Learning is good. We do research for […]
February 10, 2010

8 Basic Vectorworks Layers

This post is based on a currently ongoing discussion on the Vectorworks Theatre Discussion e-Mailing List. I’m going to put most everything ‘below the fold’ here […]
February 11, 2010

36 Basic Vectorworks Classes

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post about Vectorworks Layers. Now as then, I’ll put most of the nitty gritty after a break. If you’re interested […]
March 23, 2010

A Major Award!

Not for us, but for our client; PPI. We’ll take as much credit as possible, though. We learned recently that PPI has been cited by the […]