The Studio

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 16, 2009

In the Art Zone

June 8, 2009

Industrial Design – Henry Drefuss

Here at KLAD, we often live and work in a world of imagination. Our theatrical designs work in concert with the other production elements to tell […]
August 5, 2009

The 7 vices of highly creative people

Peeking out from under a mountain of work, I stole a glance at my  tweetdeck and found this: The 7 vices of highly creative people If […]
August 27, 2009

Vectorworks 2009 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v.10.6) Stability Concerns

From the home office in Columbia MD; As many of you know, Apple will be releasing Snow Leopard on August 28, 2009. And as many of […]
November 9, 2009

Why are you afraid of color?

Why is everything beige?  Homes, cars, clothes, office spaces,  all various shades of beige. I hear people say “I like neutral colors.” I usually think they […]
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 […]
November 15, 2009

Milton Glaser Draws & Lectures

MILTON GLASER DRAWS & LECTURES from C. Coy on Vimeo. When I teach, I require a sketchbook. Doesn’t matter what I am teaching. I require my […]
November 16, 2009

Design Basics: The Color Wheel

In my initial post on color: Why Are You Afraid of Color? I touched on how I began to learn about color. Since we’re all faced […]
December 3, 2009

Design Basics: Color Characteristics

Color is used in many different ways.  At KLAD, when we design a set for television, we choose colors that respond well to general studio lighting, […]
December 18, 2009

10,000 Visitors!

The KLAD blog just had its 10,000th visitor! Wow, we are humbled and amazed. A great big thank you to all of our friends, old and […]
December 18, 2009

Happy Hour Friday – A glittering glass of glamour

“ A momentous moment indeed. Congrats and full steam ahead. Friday cocktails post needs to be something sparkly and unforgettable” – Theresa DeLucia We’re celebrating here […]
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 […]