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 23, 2009

Daily Inspiration

We look for inspiration every day. For a long time this was simply through The New York Times daily delivery, we added other newspapers, but have […]
April 28, 2009

Say it ain’t so…

Jezebel reports that The Real Housewives of New Jersey have mob ties. We originally wrote of this new train wreck, errr, reality television show here…. In […]
May 2, 2009

Sparkly things

I’m easy, I like shiny things. I can be easily distracted. Of course so can most audiences. Make something happen on one side of the stage and the audience […]
June 15, 2009

Live! from Philly or Phoenix, one of those places.

Some years back I designed a production of “The Petrified Forest” performed live on television, as it had been during the Golden Age of Television. Last […]
June 22, 2009

Another Project, Another Visit(s) to the shop…

We’re doing a project for a major pharmaceutical. They must go un-named, it is part of the contract. Limited budget, always shocking and a limited studio […]
July 1, 2009

Now that’s some costume design!

I think lights should be built into everything. Design, of any kind is nothing without light. In our world we have unprecedented control over lighting and […]
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 24, 2009

Heros and The Stagecraft eMail List

The Stagecraft eMail List is a fascinating resource. Sure there are discussions about beer, scotch, swilling of same and where to get the best BBQ in […]
September 9, 2009

I hate this, but there is something(s) to love

My immediate and concluding reaction to this house is that it looks like the kitchen sink after a big dinner. With friends, who drink. This is […]
September 11, 2009

Graphic Design, it is everywhere…

Or it should be. We do some graphic and identity design, generally for our clients who like our work and often as a part of a […]
November 7, 2009

Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Modernism?

I think we have made the point that we are generally Modernists. We like clean lines, elegance, drama and everyone and everything should have good lighting. […]
December 1, 2009

Engawa what?

As set designers, we constantly research many different things. We have a need and a passion for keeping up with trends and ideas. When working on […]