The first toys that the Eameses designed for mass production included a number of large head and body masks for children and adults.  In the late 1940s and early 1950s, they were using masks as props in exhibitions, photographs, and theatrical skits with friends.  They also experimented with projecting 35mm transparencies onto people’s heads to create a mask-like blend of the two-dimensional image with a three-dimensional form.

The first toys that the Eameses designed for mass production included a number of large head and body masks for children and adults. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, they were using masks as props in exhibitions, photographs, and theatrical skits with friends. They also experimented with projecting 35mm transparencies onto people’s heads to create a mask-like blend of the two-dimensional image with a three-dimensional form.

In 1957, the Eameses designed the SOLAR DO-NOTHING MACHINE. True to the Eameses' belief that toys are not as innocent as they appear, the machine was one of the first uses of solar power to produce electricity. In the 1990s, Eames Demetrios discovered unedited footage of the wonderful machine and cut it together to share a bit of its flavor for future generations to enjoy.

In 1957, the Eameses designed the SOLAR DO-NOTHING MACHINE. True to the Eameses' belief that toys are not as innocent as they appear, the machine was one of the first uses of solar power to produce electricity. In the 1990s, Eames Demetrios discovered unedited footage of the wonderful machine and cut it together to share a bit of its flavor for future generations to enjoy.

Kite | Eames Office  The Eameses loved kites. Charles once said, “The marvelous part about a kite problem is that this is one area in which one can definitely judge its success or failure—that it will fly or it will not fly. I wish more problems could be so beautifully defined.”

Kite | Eames Office The Eameses loved kites. Charles once said, “The marvelous part about a kite problem is that this is one area in which one can definitely judge its success or failure—that it will fly or it will not fly. I wish more problems could be so beautifully defined.”

The first toys that the Eameses designed for mass production included a number of large head and body masks for children and adults.  In the late 1940s and early 1950s, they were using masks as props in exhibitions, photographs, and theatrical skits with friends.  They also experimented with projecting 35mm transparencies onto people’s heads to create a mask-like blend of the two-dimensional image with a three-dimensional form.

The first toys that the Eameses designed for mass production included a number of large head and body masks for children and adults. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, they were using masks as props in exhibitions, photographs, and theatrical skits with friends. They also experimented with projecting 35mm transparencies onto people’s heads to create a mask-like blend of the two-dimensional image with a three-dimensional form.

Solar Do-(it-yourself) nothing toy. After Charles Eames, by Edgar Orlaineat (2009-2011) Recycled and reused aluminum, motors, hardware and paint, 29 x 29 x 18 inches.

Mid Century Ship Interiors

Solar Do-(it-yourself) nothing toy. After Charles Eames, by Edgar Orlaineat (2009-2011) Recycled and reused aluminum, motors, hardware and paint, 29 x 29 x 18 inches.

The Solar Do-Nothing Machine by Charles and Ray Eames

The Solar Do-Nothing Machine by Charles and Ray Eames (The Kid Should See This.)

This is actually my idea of a pitch perfect living room.  Complete with tons of plants, vaulted ceiling and of course tons of Eames furniture.

Eames House Case Study #8: Indoor Garden Inspiration

This is actually my idea of a pitch perfect living room. Complete with tons of plants, vaulted ceiling and of course tons of Eames furniture.

End caps for The Toy by Charles and Ray Eames #eames #eameschair

End caps for The Toy by Charles and Ray Eames #eames #eameschair

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