toys

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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i love this picture

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INSANELY cute little handmade animals by oso polar. i just want to… eat them! is that weird?

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haha, from balakov (check out the rest of his superb star lego scenes)

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adam beane, sculptor

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these toy sculptures by adam beane are incredible, his portfolio is a must see. he even did a johnny cash toy, and his princess leia is also super rad. i remember watching shaun of the dead for the first time & died laughing at this:

Why have we got to go to Liz’s?
Because we do.
But she dumped you!
I have to know if she’s all right!
Why?
Because I love her!
All right… gayyy…

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PS: if you haven’t seen shaun of the dead, you should! also be sure to watch hot fuzz.

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this dude takes rad macro photos of his son’s toys.

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