August 6, 2000
It's obvious Ted Wu knows nothing of Charles and Ray Eames (and little of art or design) when he complains that the article "Eames in Name and in Spirit" shouldn't have been placed under the heading "art" (Letters, July 30). His definition of art--subjective, whimsical and answering to no one but the artist--fits the work of the Eameses perfectly and is what lifts their work far above the work-for-hire of mere designers. Long after the efforts of objective, serious and toadying designers are forgotten, Charles and Ray's subjective whimsy will be still be rightfully gracing art museums.
July 8, 1999 |
With home design fast becoming the next frontier in fashion, it follows that decorating one's home is now the newest form of self-expression. Enter Totem (http://www.totemdesign.com), a cutting-edge furniture store and virtual catalog based in New York City. Founded on the belief that "our existence, physical and even spiritual, can be enhanced by the objects in our lives," David Shearer opened Totem in 1997, inspired by a conversation he had had with design legend Ray Eames in the mid-'80s.
October 19, 1989
Architects for Shelter will present a benefit architectural tour of Santa Monica and Pacific Palisades on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The group is a coalition of architects in the area. Proceeds will go to the Ocean Park Community Center, which provides a network of shelters and other services for runaway youth, battered women, the homeless and others.
May 16, 2002 |
Tonight at 7, the Getty Conservation Institute will present a discussion titled "Fallingwater: Preserving a 20th Century Icon" with Lynda S. Waggoner, executive director of Frank Lloyd Wright's cantilevered house in Bear Run, Pa., and structural engineer Robert Silman, president of Robert Silman Associates, the firm selected to conserve its sagging frame. The talk will take place at the Getty Center. Free; reservations are required at (310) 440-7300; www.getty.edu/conservation/activities.
June 20, 2002 |
Tonight at 6:30, L.A.'s Natural History Museum presents "From the Hills to the Sea," a discussion on the development plans and ecology of the Westside green corridor, covering Baldwin Hills, Ballona Creek and Ballona Wetlands to the Santa Monica Bay. Speakers include Steve Fleishli of Santa Monica Baykeeper; Kimball Garrett of the Natural History Museum; Roy van de Hoek of the Sierra Club; and Jim Lamm of La Ballona Creek Renaissance. Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
July 11, 2002
* "Mathematica," an exhibition designed by Charles and Ray Eames that celebrates the convergence of design and science, opens Friday at California Science Center in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, and runs through Sept. 8. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free; parking is $6. For more information, call (323) 724-3623.
HOME & GARDEN
May 2, 2009 |
CB2, the offspring of Crate & Barrel, opened its first Southern California store Thursday in the Sunset Boulevard space formerly occupied by a Virgin Megastore. "Considering that Los Angeles was the home of Case Study houses and Charles and Ray Eames, we knew we had to come here to be a legitimate modern home furnishings store," said CB2 director Marta-Maria Calle.
November 28, 1991 |
Two boxes face a meadow. They are made of industrial material, including a black-painted metal structural grid and panels of glass, stucco, metal and various compounds. There are no turrets, no sweeping roofs, no bay windows, no picture windows. There is just a simple set of spaces contained by a logical structure and placed almost nonchalantly at the edge of an unwatered meadow. The Eames House is quite possibly the most beautiful house in Los Angeles.