It’s no news that Charles & Ray Eames were the most creative, prolific and inspiring design duo, ever! Their surname has even passed into cliché-ic use on eBay as a search term for all things mid-century.
I’ve just watched their amazing short film Powers of Ten, which explores the scale of things from micro-organism to galaxies, travelling at distances the power of Ten.
So apparently, the impending date 10.10.10 is of special relevance. Their grandson Eames Demetrios carries on their legacy, and blogs about some of the Powers of Ten events that are being held around the world. As he so fittingly says “much of the magic and many of the problems of the world are all matters of scale…. having an understanding of scale makes us all better citizens of the world.”
Palm Springs anyone?