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Orange is my favorite color!

I am a firm believer of “one cannot have too many Eames shell chairs.” Over the years, I have acquired six Herman Miller Eames shell chairs. Other than the two I bought off eBay, they cost almost nothing. All six of them have been given TLC – I have Eames shell chairs in every room […]

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Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Eames: The Architect and the Painter

If you only know Charles and Ray Eames by their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, you may be puzzled by the title – Eames: The Architect and the Painter. Charles Eames was originally trained as an architect, but he dropped out of school and was never licensed to practice architecture. Ray Eames studied painting under […]

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Powers of Ten Celebration – Tulsa, Oklahoma

[ October 10, 2010; 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. ] Philbrook Museum of Art will be hosting a special event featuring five Eames films including “Powers of Ten” and five speakers to discuss the impact of modern design in Tulsa. The event is co-presented by the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and Modern Tulsa.

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When: October 10, 2010 […]

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Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames

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One meter

Most of you have probably seen “Powers of Ten,” a nine-minute film made by Charles and Ray Eames for IBM. According to the Eames Office, over ten million people have seen this film (you are probably one of them) and the number of viewers continue to increase today. I have “The Films of Charles & […]

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Limited Edition Eames Hang-It-All

The colorful, eye-catching Eames Hang-It-All has been a favorite accessory for many mid century modern enthusiasts. In the mid-1940s, Charles and Ray Eames began designing toys and furniture for children, including the Hang-It-All (1953). It was originally made for Tigrett Enterprises’ Playhouse Division. Herman Miller reissued it in 1994. The traditional Hang-It-All comes in white, […]

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Eames House Blocks

The Eames House Blocks by House Industries will be available on June 1, 2010. When the blocks are stacked together, they replicate the Eames House (Case Study No.8 House) and its adjacent studio in Pacific Palisades, California. The individual blocks feature letters, numerals, and symbols from House Industries’ Eames Century Modern font collection. Each set […]

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Eames Molded Plastic Chairs

Aqua Arm Chair with Eiffel Legs

Have you always wanted a Herman Miller Eames Molded Plastic Chair (not a fiberglass kind), but thought that the color choices were too limited? Compared to the vintage fiberglass ones (or Modernica Case Study Fiberglass Shell Chairs), there were only five color choices – black, white, light blue, lime yellow, red orange. Well, great news […]

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Dreams of Eames: Mid Century Modern Inspired Art Group Show

[ April 1, 2010; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Elroy Artspace Gallery in Portland, Oregon is featuring mid century modern inspired art in “Dreams of Eames” group show on April 1st, 2010. The show is a tribute to the iconic mid century modern designer, Charles Eames. The art for this show is exemplifies the palette, technique or subject matter relating to the period, and […]

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Enter to Win Eames House Sunset Tour

Eames fans’ dream come true! House Industries is hosting a contest – enter to win an exclusive Eames House Sunset Tour on March 11, 2010! All you have to do is to request a free catalog and type “EAMES HOUSE” in the comment box.
What: Win an Eames House Sunset Tour
Date: March 11, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m. […]

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The Gifted Eye of Charles Eames: A Portfolio of 100 Images

Smart Furniture Studio will host “The Gifted Eye of Charles Eames: A Portfolio of 100 Images”, a traveling exhibition of Charles Eames’ personal photography, published by the Eames Office and commissioned by Herman Miller.
The exhibition features 100 rare images chosen from archival images. The exhibition will run from February 4, 2010 to March 4, […]

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