Design, Vintage

Take Your Pleasure Seriously

when you look at pictures of Charles and Ray Eames one of the best things about this talented and innovative couple is that they really looked like they always had so much fun together. which is why i wasn’t surprised when i stumbled upon some Life Magazine pics of a range of toys that they designed in the early fifties. the Eames’ didn’t have children of their own (Charles had a daughter with his first wife) but I could imagine that if they ever did they would have created an amazing world for them to play in.

did you know that Ray died ten years to the day after Charles did? Another lovely factoid is that they used to serve bowls of flowers to their dinner guests as a “visual dessert”. If you want to know more about them and their extraordinary body of work you should watch the PBS documentary Eames: the Architect and the Painter.

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  • Reply Megan Monday 4 June, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Loved these pictures! They truly looked as if they had the best of times together. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply call me debbie Monday 4 June, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Big wise words my friends! That what they are!

     In Whirl of Inspiration

  • Reply June Monday 4 June, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    They really looked like warm, interesting and fun people.

  • Reply Connie Monday 4 June, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    So happy to see these pictures. I am an enormous Eames fan. They really were pretty great, weren’t they?!

  • Reply Edna Gee Monday 4 June, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    thanks for these, they are just the inspiration needed when thinking of designing exhibition displays. So fun and yet so simple.

  • Reply Lee Tuesday 5 June, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Don’t know why, but these two just restored my faith in America.

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon Tuesday 5 June, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Beautiful pictures and amazing couple!

  • Reply caitlin of wanderlustings Tuesday 5 June, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    that film literally made me view the world differently. i have never felt so at ease with who i am or how i see things until this film. incredible.

  • Reply Christina Friday 8 June, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    How adorable! I don’t know if it was just the dresses she wore or if she had some rockin hips, but man is Ray’s silhouette killer!

  • Reply Carter and Rose Monday 11 June, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    This are great pictures,. I am such a fan of their designs and these pictures just add to their style.

  • Reply f Friday 15 June, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    wow, love them even more than ever!

  • Reply Emily S. Sunday 17 June, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Thanks for the share. I liked the pictures but loved their story!

  • Reply eloise Wednesday 18 July, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    They are absolutely smiling breathless. Thank you for such sharing.

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