Sinclair Smith & Company is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Brooklyn, NY. Our services include strategic consulting, industrial design and interior design.



Follow the yellow brick road layer (from Holland of course)

Posted on May 30, 2011 in Manufacturing, Tools, Transportation

A friend sent me this video. It’s kind of unbelievable. It’s like a big brick road zipper. Amazing.

Portable On Demand Storage

Posted on May 30, 2011 in Endless stuff, Home Improvement, Transportation

Running out of room inside? Get PODS! Your neighbors will be glad you did.

Ancient Greek Ship

Posted on May 29, 2011 in Cinema, History

I was watching Troy the other night– don’t judge me– and I stopped to capture this fantastic set for Agamemnon’s ship covered with tents while beached on the shore of Troy. (I think that sentence was what is known as a dangling participle…) Anyway great stuff. Thank you Nigel Phelps!

And while you’re surfing IMDB, check this out…

The New York Times Building: Love

Posted on May 27, 2011 in Architecture, Hardware, New York


One of the things I love most about my friend Jeremy Zilar is that when we need to get together to talk, I get to go have lunch at the New York Times Building. I love that building. I really respect the work of Renzo Piano. It’s a joy to get to go up into all that elegant and mechanical steel. The man knows his connections.

Nitto factory tour

Posted on May 26, 2011 in Cycling, Manufacturing

Online bikestore Tokyo Fixed Gear has a great post with excellent photos from their tour of Japanese bike parts and accessories manufacturer, Nitto. Beautiful stuff! See the whole thing here…

Rocking Dory from BellaLuna

Posted on May 25, 2011 in I want it, Toys

I saw this rocking boat in a client’s office yesterday. It’s gorgeous. From Bellaluna toys in Maine.

The Bank Note Building

Posted on May 24, 2011 in Architecture, Color, New York

My wife and I take the Bruckner Expressway a lot to and from her parents’ house and for years we’ve been admiring (at brief 60mph intervals) the redevelopment of a vast, old brick building in Hunts Point, Bronx, highlighted by yellow fire escapes and a big red smokestack. The Bank Note Building is so called for “The American Bank Note Company, a firm founded in 1795 to print currency, postage stamps, war bonds and stock certificates.” The firm relocated in 1985. The redevelopment of The Bank Note Building is nicely done, and I was recently happy to take on a new client with offices there. Check out the building’s site for more info and history.

Craighton Berman

Posted on May 22, 2011 in Illustration, People

I really really really love the way Craighton Berman draws and thinks and have been in awe of his submissions to Coretoons under the pen “Fueled by Coffee.” But I’m particularly in awe of the cleanliness and sanity of his note taking as shown in some scans in recent post. With marker shading? Yeah, I kind of just get dumb and stop wanting to go on.

Motorcycle shipping crate gone workbench

Posted on May 22, 2011 in Branding, Furniture, Packaging, sustaina-bling, Transportation

Michael Kritzer has done an interesting thing for client Buell Motorcycles by designing a shipping crate the bike purchaser can turn into a workbench. And a pretty smart one at that. Well played. Mr. Kritzer has more sharp work and smart business intentions up at Habitco. Via core77.