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Behind Eames' Seams: Long-time peddler of Mad Men-era furniture...

Long-time peddler of Mad Men-era furniture Herman Miller published a brief history about its candy-colored, iconic shell chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames. There's also a collection of factory-fresh.gifs that show exactly how a bunch of fiberglass-enforced plastic...

The Iconic Eames Shell Chair is Now Available in New Recyclable Fiberglass!

In a furniture lineup, few chairs would be as recognizable as the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair. This design, by everyone's favorite Modernist design duo Charles and Ray Eames, has become one of the most exalted works of mid-century modernism, sought after

Tiny Replicas of Famous Furniture for Your Cat’s Next Dinner Party

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gadget Lab

You’ve probably seen Charles and Ray Eames’ La Chaise chair, but never quite like this. Everything is in the right place. Everything is made of the right material. But it’s way too small for you to sit on.

Evan Spiegel preaches the true meaning of Snapchat

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel got philosophical over the weekend in a keynote address at the AXS Partner Summit. Peppering his speech with quotes from iconic industrial designer Charles Eames and the poet Robert Burns, he elaborated on his...Show More Summary

"The Toy" by Ray and Charles Eames

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Socks Studio has a short article and a bunch of photos of "The Toy." “The Toy” was a self-assembly project made in 1951 by Charles and Ray Eames and sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Rebecca The Cookie Architect and 29 fellow cookie bakers...

Rebecca The Cookie Architect and 29 fellow cookie bakers collaborated on this awesome Gingerbread House of Cards. Inspire by architects Charles and Ray Eames’ House of Cards Game, Rebecca created gingerbread card pieces and mailed one...Show More Summary

Vitra Create Jacquard Woven Merino Wool Blankets Featuring Eames & Girard Prints

Vitra present this range of lightweight, soft merino wool blankets featuring classic prints from Charles and Ray Eames and Alexander Girard. Handmade by a German blanket manufacturing company with 100 years of experience, jacquard woven,...Show More Summary

Linkage: A Roger Newell For Sale; the 2013 Rental Boom; More!

Photo by Max Touhey/Curbed National Flickr pool · Roger Newell-designed Lake Sammish modern asks $1.19M. · Restored interview series features Charles Eames and more. · 2013 officially unseats 2007 as luxury rental boom year. · Here's the fourth most expensive...

Fab's Secret Weapon In Convincing Brands It Wasn't A Bottom Feeder

In the cutthroat world of design, retailers are only as good as the brands they sell. Which is why earlier this summer Eames Demetrios, the grandson of arguably the most famous couple in industrial design history––Charles and Ray Eames––found...Show More Summary

It's All in the Details: DIY Touches to Complete a Room

Have you ever heard the Charles Eames quote, "The details are not the details….they make the product?" The same can be said for rooms, where a simple choice makes a space infinitely more interesting and personal. Take Meredith Carmichael's dressed up bedroom door, for instance, made using scraps of leather and nail heads. It's unique and memorable. More

Preservation Watch: From 1945 to 1966, Arts &...

From 1945 to 1966, Arts & Architecture magazine recruited the likes of Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen to build inexpensive model homes around L.A. county, hereby establishing the city as a hotspot in midcentury architecture. It's...

A Quick History: Eames Case Study House

Charles and Ray Eames were a husband and wife team whose many iconic furniture designs were instrumental in shaping the style we now know as Midcentury Modern. But in addition to designing furniture, they also designed buildings. Arguably their most famous architectural creation was the Case Study House #8, the California home where they both lived and worked.  More

The Future Of UX Design: Tiny, Humanizing Details

Designer Dan Saffer’s new book, Microinteractions, makes the case that design is in the details--the very small details that make systems friendlier. Dan Saffer, like many designers, likes to quote Charles Eames. But unlike many designers, Saffer wrote a whole book inspired by one of his favorite Eames quotes: "The details are not the details. Show More Summary

Neil Barrett Spring Summer 2014 – 1950s California Minimalism

This season, Neil Barrett plays with geometric shapes and color blocks reminiscent of 1950s modern architecture. Inspired by the “California Minimalism” of Charles and Ray Eames, the collection experiments with hard and soft shapes in a play between the graphic… Neil Barrett Spring Summer 2014 – 1950s California Minimalism is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.

Furniture Guides: Here's a clever guide to some...

Here's a clever guide to some of the 20th century's most iconic pieces of furniture, from Arne Jacobsen's Egg Chair to Charles and Ray Eames' fiberglass rocker. The attractive, fun-to-browse lineup was created by LLI Design, a London-based interior design...

Matters of the Heart: Here's Charles Eames' Marriage Proposal Letter to Ray

Brainpickings has unearthed a midcentury relic as awesome as any: the marriage proposal letter Charles Eames gave to Ray Kaiser in 1941. Both students at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Michigan, the pair married later that year an...

Charles Eames Marriage Proposal to Ray Is Maybe the Sweetest Ever

10 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Charles and Ray Eames, the visionary couple behind the chair you're currently sitting in, also have a pretty fantastic love story. Read more...

20 Ways to Hack a Classic Eames Side Chair

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When Ray and Charles Eames’ classic molded side chair was first produced, in 1951, it was one of the first industrially-manufactured plastic chairs on the market. The wonder of technology went on to become a much-loved classic—today, it’s enjoying a renewed popularity thanks to the popularity of Mid-Century modernism. Read more...

Six Best Creations of Charles Eames, In Celebration of His Birthday

Today would have been the 106th birthday of revered creative Charles Eames. Along with his wife Ray, Eames forever changed the way we think about design, innovating not only the aesthetics of furniture and interiors, but the materials used to create them. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Charles Eames: The Disarming 1941 Love Letter in Which He Proposed to Ray

10 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

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