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Happy Valentine’s Day!

The history of Valentine’s Day stems from both Christian and ancient Roman traditions. The day we celebrate today, on February 14, likely takes its name from a priest named Valentine, martyred around 270 AD (10+03 years ago) by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus. According to legend, Encyclopedia Britannica explains, “…the priest signed a letter to his [...]

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Scale of the Universe

As many of you know, Charles and Ray’s film Powers of Ten takes the viewer on an adventure of magnitudes. It is a journey that shouldn’t be missed. This blog, which is based on the Eameses’ film, is another way to look at the relative size of things in the universe.  It explores powers of [...]

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Can you help us identify these images?

The Eames Office is calling upon you to help with an exciting project.  You might call it a treasure hunt—and it’s most certainly an opportunity to flex your cultural, art historical and mathematical muscles! In the 1960s, the Eameses’ created a beautiful timeline of the history of mathematics from 1000 AD to the present as [...]

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“… 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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From Here To the Milky Way

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 [...]

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Powers of Ten Palm Springs

I am experimenting with the mobile posting capability of my iPhone. About to start my first Powers of Ten event of the month at Dezart Performs in Palm Springs, California. They put together a special Eames exhibit too. So it is a real treat to talk about the Powers of Ten ideas in the mid-century [...]

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today, August 21

Charles Eames June 17, 1907 – August 21, 1978 Ray Eames December 15, 1912 – August 21, 1988 10+1 years apart . . . to the day

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