September 8, 2016
The Other F Word

The Other F Word. Stream It Now!

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend one of last week’s screenings, or it you haven’t streamed The Other F Word yet, stream it now. If you […]
August 10, 2016

NYMF Award Design

For the 2016 season, NYMF (The New York Musical Festival) Board Member Hugh Hayes commissioned us to work with him, Executive Director & Producer Dan Markley, and Director of […]
August 8, 2016

Habitat ’67 revisited

Just last week we wrote about Expo ’67 and one of the featured works there: Habitat ’67. Canada is on the minds of many this summer, […]
August 4, 2016

Why are there no proper Tiki Bars on the Jersey Shore?

Sure there are lots of so called Tiki Bars, but they all seem to be Tiki in name only. The original Don The Beachcomber places were the real […]
August 1, 2016

Olympic Architecture and Design

Well, it is that time again/ Time for Olympic Architecture and Design. This could provide subject matter for the whole month. So much bad. Here’s a dose […]
July 27, 2016

The Watergate is back and it’s all good

Although now mainly known for its name in biggest political scandal in US history (as well as any that have followed), The Watergate Hotel is looking to remake […]
July 25, 2016

Last Call for Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow

My webinar Rendering Techniques to Empower your Entertainment Design Workflow will be broadcast tomorrow, Tuesday 26 July at 2PM, Eastern Daylight Time. Register now whether you can attend then […]
July 22, 2016

Oh, Canada!

We’re sure many Americans are thinking of Canada. We are, and do often, and especially often of Expo ’67 the modernist World’s Fair held, well, in […]
July 20, 2016

Visual Storytelling

Visual Storytelling, it’s what we do, and we do so many things, but in the end all those things are Visual Storytelling. This particular post is about […]
July 18, 2016

NYMF Rides Again!

It’s the official opening day/night of NYMF! Loyal readers know that we have been active supporters of NYMF for a long time. The annual festival of […]
July 15, 2016

Why can’t we have nice things?

Because we tear the nice things down. We are building huggers. We discuss here and in real life, the importance of Historic Preservation and adaptive reuse […]
July 13, 2016

Have you ever wondered what a Foley Artist does?

The fine folks at F-Stoppers posted this video by Feast Films about Foley Artists. So, yo begin, a Foley Artist is someone who works in film […]
November 4, 2013

Virtual Vision: Audi Designs Science Fiction Car

Audi goes to the movies – This Audi fleet shuttle quattro was designed for the film “Ender’s Game” The car is driven in the film by […]
September 29, 2014

Decay or Design?

Thanks to Edward Dezuzio for pointing us in this direction… Photographer Patrycja Makowska, not to be confused with the singer of the same name, gives enigmatic […]
December 10, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide 2014-4

The Aston Martin DB10 will be Bond’s ride in Spectre. It is being developed specifically for the film.  Only 10 will be built, I only need one. Of […]
January 8, 2015

Surf Tiki meets Urban Cowboy

Every project has ideas that don’t make the final cut, they get saved in the designer’s mind for another day. Sometimes, when there is a holiday […]
February 5, 2015

Film is not dead

Apparently the rumors of film’s demise have been premature. Now, is it still possible to have exposed film processed? According to The Guardian, Kodak, has agreements from Disney, […]
February 13, 2015

Light and Airy, Yet Cozy. Loft Set Design by KLAD

From the KLAD archives, a commercial shoot we did with Lorenzo Lamas. Here’s his loft –  the light, airy feeling is evocative of Spring – it’s […]
April 7, 2015

Vectorworks Design Summit

Well, that about says it all, right? Meet, greet, learn and arty with the folks who love to love your favorite design software. As if there […]
May 18, 2015

Mad Men at the MOMI

Another terrific post from Manhattan Wardrobe Supply – one of my favorite places, it’s like an art supply store and a hardware store for fashion/beauty/wardrobe people […]
September 24, 2015

Depth of Field in Vectorworks 2016

There are a slew of new rendering features in Vectorworks 2016. Of course Vectorworks and Cinema 4D are related apps, so it is logical to see […]
March 3, 2016

Is a “Ghost Facade” actually Preservation?

London is filled with ghost facades;  two-dimensional artifacts of the original design and construction held in place with new buildings constructed behind them. We’ve seen these in NYC […]
March 15, 2016

Ken Adam, Production Designer

Sir Ken Adam had a magical, inspiring career and a long run when he died last week at age 95. He remains best known for his work on […]
March 16, 2016

Broadway World rocks “The Other F Word!”

Kudos to Broadwayworld.com for featuring The Other F Word, as designed and produced by Kathleen McDonough of KLAD. KLAD President Kathleen McDonough to Produce New Web […]