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Universal Studios Hollywood: John Murdy, Halloween Horror Nights Creative Director, Gives an Exclusive Preview Tour of Two New Mazes

Annabel Osberg | Posted 09.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

Most Horror Nights mazes are inspired by movies or television shows. Some maze sets closely mimic specific movie sets, conveying the feeling of stepping into a movie; others are more loosely inspired by the film's emotive character. Overall, the mazes are designed to convey selected aspects of the tenor of a movie or series.

The Lightness of Being Anne Patterson

Jack Meyer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Jack Meyer

Anne Patterson and I stepped into the darkened former Perry Street Theater. "Does your iPhone have a flashlight?" she asked. "Wait until you see the light and shadows," Anne beamed. She waved the point of light against one of her latest works, constructed of aluminum and steel.

Southern California's Newest Dark Ride Debuts With a Splash: A Look Beneath Its Surface

Annabel Osberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

On the morning of May 13, Knott's Berry Farm unveiled its new 4D shooting game ride, "Voyage to the Iron Reef," to throngs of media and special guests in advance of the ride's May 15 opening to the general public.

ZOOM Does Shark Tank

ZOOM interiors | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
ZOOM interiors

Well, well, well, the time has finally come to spill the beans. What is it REALLY like to be on Shark Tank? Imagine that feeling, standing in front of the Tank doors as they are about to open.

Valley Girls and Alien Hunks: The Cool Costumes of Earth Girls Are Easy | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

From the set design to the costumes, Earth Girls is a visual feast for those of us who embrace color in colossal amounts, both in our personal wardrobes and interior decor.

From Downton Abbey to Downtown Chic

Alessandra Wood | Posted 04.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
Alessandra Wood

Do you ever dream about what it would be like to live in Downton Abbey? The glamorous, aristocratic lifestyle, the formal and luxurious interior design. I worked with Vi from Tastemaker to create an interior design inspired by Downton Abbey.

PHOTOS: How 'Modern Family' Can Become Your Reality

Posted 09.25.2013 | HuffPost Home

"Modern Family" made waves with their portrayal of such a diverse family on television. But where the show has also made strides is the the thoughtful...

PHOTO: You'll Never Believe Who Helped Designed This Set

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 08.02.2013 | HuffPost Home

Normally we'd be eyeing Liam Hemsworth in the soon-to-be released thriller "Paranoia." But we have a feeling we'll also be focused on the furniture af...

You Can Now Live Like Mary And Rhoda

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 01.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

Our dreams are finally coming true!

TV Set Decorators Influence How We See Our Favorite Characters

Posted 11.23.2011 | Home

By KIM COOK, The Associated Press Our rooms speak volumes about us – and set decorators for television shows specialize in knowing what they can ...

WATCH: Floating Opera

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

Powdered wig-wearing patriots bounce on an inflatable mountaintop. Mermaids twirl while suspended in thin air. A battle breaks out on top of a giant, ...

Architect Rafael Viñoly Takes To The Stage

Jacob Slevin | Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

Photo courtesy of Rafael Viñoly Architects. I've always enjoyed watching architects dabble in a myriad of creative disciplines. Leonardo da Vinci ...

WATCH: New York Through The David Rockwell Lens

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 10.07.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

David Rockwell is no stranger to the theatre and entertainment world. First inspired from a young age by his mother's community theatre in New Jersey,...

Beowulf Borrit on The Scottsboro Boys, Theatre, and Process

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

On December 12th, The Scottsboro Boys closed its Broadway run. Months later, Beowulf Boritt received a Tony nomination for "Best Scenic Design of a Musical" for work that used minimal elements to convey symbolism and depth.

PHOTOS: Jim Fenhagen Designs Sets For Piers Morgan, Martha Stewart, Colbert

Linda Tischler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Linda Tischler

When Piers Morgan sits down with Sharon Stone for a cozy little tete-a-tete this week, viewers may be so dazzled by the set behind her they'll forget ...

WATCH: FASHION SHOW: A Pastoral Scene at Marimekko Spring/Summer 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"What sorts of beautiful places might beautiful girls walk through?", the set designer wondered. It was going to be a Spring show, and in hindsight th...

Declaring Design Thursdays on HuffPost Arts (Bi-Weekly)

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Great art can transform us. Great performance can transfix us. Great design can do both, and we can use it. I am proud (and humbled) to announce the launch of Design Thursdays, a new bi-weekly feature on the arts section, where we will concertedly splatter the page with articles and blogs from such fields of design as architecture, interiors, product, graphic, and print.