“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
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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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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“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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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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Over the last month, the beautiful golden blooms of the sunflowers have begun to droop and fade. The heads of the sunflowers (10+2) which have been drying in the sun reveal the tightly packed seeds (10+4) which will be saved for next year.
In the Powers of Ten film, the carbon atom itself is first seen at 10-10 at the outer electron shell and at 10-14 the nucleus is seen. Today we know that inside the atom the quark and the electron are the smallest known particles at 10-18. That’s roughly like if the quark and the electron [...]
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A view from above of the picnic set-up from the 1977 production of Powers of Ten. The site of the picnic, a golf course in Florida in the 1968 film, has been moved to a park on Lake Michigan in Chicago. The journey out into the cosmos follows a perpendicular line from the hand of [...]
First flower delivery for tomorrow’s celebration!
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