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The Force is Strong When Designers Get Their Hands on Star Wars Lightsabers

Y Studios designed six unique (and working) lightsabers inspired by renowned design-heroes Zaha Hadid, Charles and Ray Eames, Issey Miyake, Edith Heath and Dieter Rams

"The World of Charles and Ray Eames" opens at Barbican Art Gallery, London

last monthArts : Artdaily

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most important designers of the 20th century. Their enduring influence is widely acknowledged and continues to be celebrated worldwide. The World of Charles and Ray Eames is a major new exhibitionShow More Summary

Monday Decor Rant: Which Iconic Chairs Should Take a Backseat?

Photo by Laurie Rubin Photography via Modernica First produced in 1950, the Eames Shell Chair is a prime example of "Make the best for the most for the least," a motto of modernist design legends Charles and Ray Eames Even...

Zaha!: With Royal Gold Medal, is Zaha Hadid Today's Winningest Architect?

Photo by Mary McCarthy Dame Zaha Hadid was awarded the Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects yesterday, the first time a woman has won the award in her own right (previously, Charles and Ray Eames,...

21 Classic Eames Elephants Reimagined By 20 Contemporary Designers

Vitra will auction off the designs for charity. Plywood is at the essence of Charles and Ray Eames' work. The pioneering designers sculpted the material into splints, shelving, and the chairs which elevated them to fame in the 1940s....Show More Summary

See the 70-year-old school desk that's worth $15,000... or more, at auction

Behold what appears to be a humble classroom desk. On Sept 10, the Chicago auction house Wright will include it in a sale of over 265 designs by the late Santa Monica-based Charles and Ray Eames. The pieces comprise the JF Chen Collection, which was exhibited by Los Angeles antiques dealer Joel...

Photo book shows Eames' beautiful details

3 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Eames: Beautiful Details by Eames Demetrios AMMO Books 2014, 408 pages, 12.5 x 9.2 x 2.2 inches $41 Buy one on Amazon One of my favorite speakers at San Mateo Maker Faire this year was Llisa Demetrios, granddaughter of Charles Eames. Read the rest

Small is Beautiful: The Champagnes of Savart

3 months agoFood & Drink / Wine : Vinography

The famous designers Charles and Ray Eames, in the employ of the then young company named IBM, once created a groundbreaking piece of film suggesting the relative scale of the universe in "Powers of Ten". It begins with footage of a picnic and zooms out to a galactic scale before zooming back in to an atomic level. Show More Summary

4 Tenets of Eames Design that Ensured their Iconic Status

Jennifer's Streamlined Simplicity Pin it For devotees of mid-century modern style, the mention of Charles and Ray Eames always elicits enthusiasm and zeal. How could it not? The husband and wife pair—known for such pieces as the Molded...Show More Summary

Chaise the Dream

Many people may recognize the name Charles Eames. Many may recognize the name Ray Eames as well. If you don’t know them, it’s time to brush up. If their story is not an inspiration, I don’t know what is. A partnership is rarely ever as successful as the one between …

What Japanese Etiquette Can Tell Us About Good UX Design

Traditional Japanese hospitality, or motenashi, can provide inspiration for the design of "smart" interactive experiences. The connections between hospitality and design are well known. Charles Eames once remarked to his contemporary...Show More Summary

7 Toys That Foster Creative Play

Create the next Charles or Ray Eames with these toys, newly available at the MoMA Design Store. Want to turn your kid into the next Ray Eames or Errol Morris? MoMA Design Store—that wondrous place brimming with all things sleek, modern, and covetable—has you covered. Show More Summary

Auctions: Unprecedented Auction of Rare Eames Furniture Pieces Coming This Fall

All Photos via Wright A cache of unique furniture designed by Charles and Ray Eames will be entering the auction market this September, providing an opportunity for midcentury modern fans to see rare pieces exhibiting the evolution of the pair's...

In The Habit: How a Radical Nun Became Best Friends with Charles Eames

Photo via Residence Magazine "What we, who love Immaculate Heart, want for the college is easier to taste then it is to say—" began Charles Eames's plea to the Los Angeles Times imploring the community to save the imperiled institution....

Airbnb's midcentury modern formula for innovation

Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia credits a visual sensibility, inspired by design icons Charles and Ray Eames, for much of Airbnb's success.

How Jonathan Olivares Is Bringing Architectural Manufacturing To The Furniture Industry

The L.A. designer takes cues from architecture to create infinitely customizable furniture. "Innovation is a dangerous term," says the Los Angeles–based designer Jonathan Olivares. "It's often mistaken for what's new. Charles Eames said,...Show More Summary

Famous Furniture Designs Star In These Noir-Inspired Movie Posters

Barcelona-based illustrator Federico Babina imagines Gropius, Eames, Aalto, and more as movie directors in this imaginative design history. If you care about the Charles and Ray Eameses of the world more than the Brangelinas, Barcelona-based illustrator Federico Babina's latest movie poster series caters to your design snobbery. Read Full Story

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