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Hooray for holiday weekends! We have been a couple of busy bees this week, Friends. Isn’t it interesting how even fun stuff adds up? I’m ready for a day of relaxing, to be honest. Here’s how Josh & I plan on relaxing today – we’re going to see the documentary of Charles & Ray Eames (called Eames: The Architect and the Painter). So in preparation, today’s Eye Love It post has a little piece of Eames inspiration for us.

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Charles and Ray Eames nurtured a design imagination that knew few boundaries, but if you were to look for its center — its heart — you might have found it in their living room. With its 17-foot-high ceiling, panels of glass opening to a grove of eucalyptus, and a vast range of objects collected over a lifetime, the Eames House living room is where two of the most influential designers of the 20th century spent hours talking, entertaining friends and playing with the collections that informed their work.
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The living room does not resemble the type of rigorously formal space that people today expect in a modern house from the era. Even though the Eames House is a wonderfully calibrated exercise in steel, glass and concrete panel, inside, the architecture takes a back seat to the extraordinarily diverse collection of objects. Here, an American folk art crow decoy.
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This couple, famous for their modern designs especially in furniture, was a creative force together. They married in 1941 & moved to Los Angeles to help produce low cost furniture items for Herman Miller during the war. This was just the beginning of a very interesting career & I’m looking forward to seeing some of that in the film today. Here’s the preview, in case you’re interested too!

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Happy Weekend, Friends! Let’s get creative!

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