"A hundred years ago..." It's a little crazy to think that this year, modernist design icon Charles Eames would have been 100 years old. This week's LA Times House & Garden has a feature story on the centennial celebration of Charles' birth. A few weeks ago, on June 17th, there was a small gathering of the members of the Eames society, that came to celebrate this milestone as well as observe the formal dedication of the Eames House as a national historic landmark.
The Eames house is a perfect example for all of us as we wrap up our Outdoor Living month here at AT. The house, located in the Palisades, was ground breaking as it "eschewed traditional materials like bricks and sticks, and used glass and steel in fresh ways to create a new understanding of how people can live." The article by David Keeps continues on about how the house is decorated and gives a great timeline of Charles Eames life, as well as some info to the centennial events planned this year through mid 2008 (which will be held on the 17th of every month.) Definitely check out the slideshow too! More about the Eames Foundation and how you can tour the house here. Read the article here. Images by Ricardo DeAratanha for LA Times)