Last week one of you -thanks Jasmine- sent me an email to highlight a really cool video where the rapper Ice Cube -that also studied architecture- had a tour of his favorite Los Angeles spots where Charles and Ray Eames lived and worked.
After watching the video I could not resist to also check the initiative of which the video is part of: the Pacific Standard Time.
Pacific Standard Time was born from the collaboration of the Getty Museum with more than 60 institutions across California to promote the birth of the Los Angeles art back to the 1945; when also the mid-century modern began.
The events are about design, architecture, sculpture, photography and all kind of significant artistic movements born between the 1945 and 1980 in L.A.
Come back soon to read the series of posts I am writing about the Pacific Standard Time events.
Today, I want to suggest you to take advantage of the Christmas break to check the “Eames Design: The Guest-Host Relationship” exhibition that will end on Jan. 16; so…no much time left to visit it.
The exhibition is at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum.
Here is a description of the event:
“The role of the designer,’ said Charles Eames, ‘is that of a very good, thoughtful host, all of whose energy goes into trying to anticipate the needs of his guests.’ Examining the work of Charles and Ray Eames from this perspective, Eames Designs: The Guest-Host Relationship will be an unparalleled exploration of the connection between the designers’ classic work, process and philosophy. Featuring key vintage furniture pieces, Eames films, slide shows and quotes, the exhibition suggests that one reason why the designs have endured is that ideas like the guest-host relationship were, to the Eameses’, products as essential as their chairs.” (via the PST website).
So, let me know in the comments if you are planning to go and how the exhibition is!
Pics of the location are also welcome
Thanks for reading and enjoy.