The Work

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 10, 2009

So where’s the work?

Well, the work is in the portfolio. We recently discussed uploading some preliminary images of projects currently in the studio, but decided that was inappropriate. Ours […]
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 […]
May 5, 2009

Places I don’t belong

One of the things I love about what we do is ending up in places we have no business being, ever. When working on the CNN […]
June 15, 2009

Live! from Philly or Phoenix, one of those places.

Some years back I designed a production of “The Petrified Forest” performed live on television, as it had been during the Golden Age of Television. Last […]
June 22, 2009

Another Project, Another Visit(s) to the shop…

We’re doing a project for a major pharmaceutical. They must go un-named, it is part of the contract. Limited budget, always shocking and a limited studio […]
August 9, 2009

Another Man’s Poison Load-In Today

I have been working on this production for a couple of months. This is a production of a new play and I found the script to […]
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 […]
September 8, 2009

What is Modernism?

Someone, I think it was Michelangelo said “design is the removal of superfluous detail.” I am sure that if the attribution is at all correct, it […]
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 […]
September 14, 2009

Decals and Vectorworks 2010

I won’t say this is a masterpiece, but it was done quickly to illustrate a concept and it uses a new featire in Renderworks 2010 that […]
September 15, 2009

Rockin’ intro movie!

Vectorworks 2010 is released!
September 15, 2009

Vectorworks Spotlight 2010 Getting Started Guides

So what did you do during your Summer vacation? Summer vacation, what Summer vacation? Much as I find Fall rejuvenating, I also find Summer vacation a […]