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mud suite

mud suite  n.— «“They can be the jewelry of the space,” says the designer, who often includes a message center in what she likes to call the “mud suite.” This area can contain anything from a drawer for keys, to shelving...

hot body

hot body  n.— «The reverse kimono dress is what the garment industry calls a hot body, meaning it sells so well that a designer makes it for more than one season, often tweaking it by using a new fabric.» —“Michelle Obama’s...

Slang This! with a Video Game Designer

This week’s slang quiz challenges a Seattle video game designer to pick out the correct slang terms from a mishmash of possible answers, including hammantaschen, party party, play pattycake, and get off. This is part of a complete episode.

audio puppeteering

audio puppeteering  n.— «To that end Mr. Stanton enlisted the man who created the grammar of the “Star Wars” robot R2D2, the veteran sound designer Ben Burtt. Mr. Stanton wrote a conventional script—“Hi, I’m Wall-E”—and Mr. Burtt...

exit-level

exit-level  adj.— Note: Thanks to Joe Clark for suggesting this catchword. «Since redefining himself as an “exit-level designer,” Fella has churned out a steady stream of colored-pencil drawings, collages, doodles and fliers...

toetuck

toetuck  n.— «Another procedure is called a “toetuck,” where toes are made thinner, so patients can slip into pointy, high-heeled shoes.» —“Designer Toes: Foot Fashion At A Price” WYFF-TV (Greenville, South...

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