9 posts in category Brands

The Four Seasons Closes and I Go Crazy

Four Seasons Restaurant ceiling shadows before closing
Sometimes you have to get crazy. When you hear about a storied New York institution closing. When you read the articles, see the historical photos. ... Continue Reading

Step into the Light: James Turrell at Louis Vuitton

Entrance to Louis Vuitton Las Vegas at James Turrell artwork
Seeing Akhob by James Turrell at Louis Vuitton in Las Vegas is sensory distortion at its finest. In a city of constant bells, clanging, clapping, ... Continue Reading

Goodbye, You Old Bag

Dragged over cobbles, puddles, and asphalt. Wedged into elevator and train doors. Pulled down city streets, as I walked briskly and pretended to ... Continue Reading

The Disney Detail Difference

The "Drop In" painted wall sign at Radiator Springs in California Adventure.
Disney gets it. All the Disney theme parks get it. The details matter. It's what sets them apart from other theme parks. Every opportunity is taken ... Continue Reading

You’re Looking at the Heads

There is something intrinsically lovable about a large, oval head. From Hello Kitty to Madagascar's Mort, an oval head screams cute and cuddly. ... Continue Reading

I’m Going to Disneyland

You've got to be some kind of crank to not want to go to Disneyland. It's clean, sunny, and filled with people who do their darndest to make you ... Continue Reading

Wicked Good Wallcovering

Black and white Star Trek wallpaper
Exhibit Design 101: Make all your surfaces reflect your brand. Guess who?   Continue Reading

Character Driven

I am still recovering from the sensory overload that was the Licensing Expo 2015. Held in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay hotel, it was acres and acres of ... Continue Reading