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

On the Road – Bejing

Kathleen – Born with no internal compass, in search of Peking Duck Where do we go from here? Bejing 2008 And you thought directional signage in […]
May 19, 2009

Passport DC

As Kevin mentioned in his post on Roadside Architecture, we spent a week in the DC area moving and installing sets. We arrived two days early […]
May 21, 2009

Shopping DC – Secondi

This is totally a chick post!!! Whenever I am in Washington DC, or a near metro station outside of DC, I try to get to one […]
July 10, 2009

Happy Hour Friday: Coladarama

The sun’s out, its almost quitting time, so let’s go back to Cuba for a visit with one of my favorite summertime indulgences, a Pina Colada. […]
October 7, 2009

I don’t really know what this is, but it is cool…

and it’s not just the photography. OK, I actually know what this, I’ve read several posts about the structure. Can you guess? I have commented on […]
October 11, 2009

Long Island Duck

Well, I’ve heard of Long Island Duckling, but not until my friend Charlie (who can identify himself further in the comments, if he likes) sent me […]
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 […]
June 24, 2010

It’s bouncy, it’s boisterous, it’s bubbly it’s….

Populuxe! Just say the word out loud. It’s bouncy, bubbly, boisterous, like summer.  In the summer, if you’re a Jersey girl, you have to go down […]
July 6, 2010

Pre-fab Design: Diner beauties in stainless steel

As a follow-up to my post on Wildwood populuxe, here’s even more incentive to put Wildwood on your roadtrip list if you’re a fan of populuxe […]
July 30, 2010

Depression Era Rural America in Living Color

If you’re tuned in to Twitter, you should be following William Gibson, the brilliant writer who gave us the term “cyberspace” and has written some of […]
October 12, 2010

I’m designing costumes – I need fewer actors and more money!

Fear not challenged designer, its TDF to the rescue! As I flipped through Kevin’s USA 829 newsletter – I’m not sure if its some kind of […]
December 16, 2010

Chuck Jordan – A Driving Force in Design

Chuck Jordan, a passionate designer of some of the most beloved and popular General Motors car and trucks passed away last week at 83. Jordan joined […]