Monthly Archives: February 2011

“… 100 in a row.”

“One of something may be beautiful, but can you stand to see 100 in a row?” ~ Charles Eames Quote #95 from 100 Quotes by Charles Eames In the mid 20th century, Charles and Ray Eames thoroughly explored new issues that came along with mass production. Photos (top & bottom) from the archives

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Exploration of scale in Gus Arriola’s Gordo

Lucia Eames fondly remembers the wonder and delight in the brilliant Gus Arriola’s Gordo which was a favorite comic strip in the local St. Louis newspaper that she read daily with her father, Charles Eames.  The comic strip was later included in Charles & Ray Eames’ film,  The Fabulous Fifties. In 1970, Arriola explored scale [...]

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“… architecture you can hold in your hand.”

Photo of LAR (Low Armchair Rod) from the archives “Furniture, and especially chairs, interest me because it is a piece of architecture on the human scale… That’s why architects design furniture – so you can design a piece of architecture you can hold in your hand.“ ~ Charles Eames Quote #50 from 100 Quotes by [...]

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Age of Choice

“Beyond the age of information is the age of choice.” ~ Charles Eames Quote #12 from 100 Quotes by Charles Eames Today the number of choices continues to rise by orders of magnitude (by powers of 10)!  When you select one choice (100) out of a dozen (10+1), you have probably explored all the options [...]

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Found: bird’s egg

Photo: Lucia Eames Scale of the child to the egg: Height of child:    42″ or 106.68cm (100) Length of egg:     .8″ or 2 cm (10-1) 1″ = 2.54cm

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Individual vs. Community

Wherever you (100) live becomes your community (10+3).  If you are fortunate, you are surrounded by choices (10+4) and you are making selections (10+2) all the time. But what happens if  there are too many barriers?  A feeling of cultural isolation from the community can develop.  Art can bridge that gap between an individual and [...]

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Mini Docents at the California Academy of Sciences – Power of the 10 year olds!

Photo: Lucia Eames In yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle, there was a wonderful article about 4th graders from Town School teaching visitors at the California Academy of Sciences about the importance of the rain forest by being docents at the museum. “The academy’s program… provides teachers with classroom kits that include lesson plans and items such [...]

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Taking the Challenge to the Next Power of 10!

That was great!  The contest, now closed to submissions, showed a vast range of clever entries, from the fun to the serious, to the Core 77 video response challenge to the Powers of 10 film. The jury is currently in deliberation. Thank you very much to all the entrants for their fresh viewpoints, attitudes, and [...]

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What other planets could be out there like earth?

Yesterday during the LIFE show in the Planetarium at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the narrator spoke of the exciting, new discovery of other possible worlds by the Kepler Telescope! In Time online, there is an article titled ‘Kepler Finds a Swarm of New Worlds.’ At the top of the article, there is [...]

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