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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 […]
May 1, 2009

Happy Hour Friday

Today marks the beginning of May in Montclair, a month long celebration of, well, lots and lots of fun things to do, and TULIPS TULIPS TULIPS. […]
May 14, 2009

Quote of the Day #2

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso
May 25, 2009

wow, readership here has jumped!

We think that is very cool, but we would also love to hear from you and know what interests our readers. Do comment.
May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

Memorial Day was always an important day in my parents home. My father always took time to remember the fallen. A WWII vet, he knew quite […]
May 31, 2009

I wish we had a picture…

Soon you’ll understand why we don’t. Last year we acquired several faux palm trees for a project. After the event, these palms found a home around our patios. […]
June 1, 2009

The Birds update

Today the baby birds seemed to take flight! Kathleen noticed one cruising in the the driveway. This made for more complex entering and exiting the home. […]
June 1, 2009

Today in History

Today on the StageCraft Mailing List, Lighting Designer Jeff Salzberg reported that on this date in 1495, Friar John Cor recorded the first known batch of […]
June 4, 2009

Quote of the Day Plus!

Design is an attitude – Lazlo Maholy-Nagy When we first found this quote and used it as part of a self promotion, I had no idea […]
June 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

Good taste is the worst vice ever invented. – Edith Sitwell The bane of our existence.
June 29, 2009

What’s the password?

Looking for something to do on these warm summer nights? Well, if you’re in town on a Wednesday evening – why not visit a museum? No, […]
July 10, 2009

Matt Helm, the movies

I was reminded this morning of Matt Helm, specifically, the Matt Helm film series starring Dean Martin. Cinematic masterpieces each and every one. We own all […]
July 16, 2009

The Painters’ Magic Touch

Shop visits are popular with KLAD and they seem very popular with our blog readers. We recently posted a bit of this set for The Teaching […]