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 […]
January 11, 2016
sea scraper

Come Sail Away, in metaphor anyway

Architect Vincent Callebaut, designing like a theatrical rock star, has a vision for the future of humanity. It’s pretty stunning, as long as we don’t kill […]
January 19, 2016
Javits Center

Throwing good money after bad?

When the Jacob J. Javits Center was originally built, the operators went to the architects and asked how they should wash the windows. The architects shrugged. […]
January 26, 2016

The arts can drive economic renewal

This could be anywhere in the world. Often artists are economic pioneers; moving into undesirable places, often, eventually forced out as a result of the success […]
February 3, 2016

Experience Design is creating the overall experience

Life is all about experiences and Experience Design. At KLAD, we create experiences by design every day. Whether that is a film project, a theatrical event, or a […]
February 5, 2016

Lowdown on the Lowline, as of now…

The Lowline is the opposite of the High Line. A Grand Idea formally known as the Delancey Underground, the Lowine would be an underground park in the Lower […]
February 11, 2016

Downtown Design

Downtowns were designed to be destinations, they evolved to be destinations. Downtowns have always been magical. Downtowns have been the soul of our communities, and then […]
March 1, 2016

A new Streetscape Design, but will it flood?

Miami is, as always, on trend with a new Streetscape Design for The Underline. This kind of use/reuse is alway on trend at KLAD. Our loyal readers […]
March 22, 2016

Curves are Sexy

well, duh. Of course, Curves are Sexy, and nothing proves that truism like this bridge in Perth, Australia. Especially at night. Especially when well lit. Although […]
March 24, 2016

Who knew there was a Tiki Underground?

We didn’t know there was Tiki Underground. How could there be a Tiki Underground? If you know us, you towns we loves us some Tiki. Some of […]
May 9, 2016

Finally, Design that Soars!

Until we can get there and take some our own pix, here are a few uplifting images of the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Lower […]
June 8, 2016

Swoopy Architecture is Sexy

Especially in Paris, cause everything about Paris is sexy, architecture is no exception. This planned residential building in Paris evokes the work of Oscar Niemeyer. Regular […]
June 10, 2016

Everybody needs an almost personal Lagoon

Although we can’t endorse building in Miami, a city that sits on limestone, lagoons are legendary. Miami is going to be particularly hard hit by the […]