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 […]
February 5, 2010

More than 70 Concept Cars

But why do none of these fly? Concept cars, like Haute Couture allow designers’ imaginations to soar, even if four wheels are required on the ground. […]
August 3, 2010

#Vectorworks and Concept Art

For the past few months I have encountered a lot of concept art. Some as set design concepts, some in other fields. Much more so than […]
October 31, 2010

La Vampire Nue

Well, we haven’t actually seen this film, but we will. Excerpted from the IMdB listing; From the title and the opening sequence of ‘La Vampire Nue‘ […]
April 15, 2011

Going Hollywood… at least for the clothes

Only two weeks left…if you live in LA or can hop over some time before 30th April, there are racks of costumes on display at The […]
May 28, 2011

Of course subway stations are cool…

…and not just as set designs for James Bond movies. This one, at left could be the Gates of Hell. Or the entry to one of […]
November 11, 2011

Why can’t News Stands be art?

The street side news stands offer many possible choices for a film set designer or production designer. Fewer choices for the news stand operators. In what […]
January 18, 2012

Someone said the ceiling should be white?

I like the Houzz site, but all too often it seems to exist to sell the obvious to the oblivious. Apparently, it is a revelation that […]
March 7, 2012

Extremely Cool Architecture Rehab and Reuse

Perfect as film Production Design, great spaces and a beautiful mix of textures. London architects Project Orange have added two stories to the roof of a […]
May 31, 2012

70’s Biker Culture and Design

I remember seeing choppers on the road when traveling in the 70’s and I recall discovering Easyriders magazine. I must not go to the right news […]
October 5, 2012

Seems a little over the top…

…but then we’re generally non-violent.
June 28, 2013

Map to the Celebrity Locations in Hollywood?

Although this image is iconic… …and these were fun episodes, but I can’t imagine stalking celebrities. It’s just not in our New York nature. We see […]
September 23, 2013

aaaah, Weegee.

We love the gritty photos taken by Weegee, but this bit of research, courtesy of Mid-Century Modern Freak is priceless. Research is always priceless. We love […]