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Inspiration: Eames Textile Patterns

18 Sep

“The details are not the details. They make the design.”

“No, Ray is not my brother.” – Charles Eames

Charles Eames (1907-78) and Ray Eames (1912-88) are among the pioneers of modernist industrial design. For over 40 years, Charles and Ray Eames experimented designing compact storage units, collapsible sofas for the home, seating for stadiums, airports, and schools, and chairs for virtually anywhere. (via jandofabrics.com)

Huge fan of these Eames “jacks”, “dots” or “snowflake” patterns  (I’ve seen it called all three – anyone know the real name?) and got inspired to put them around the house in random places as small accents.

Reupholstery Dilemma: Eames Repro Footstool

8 Sep

I got this junked up footstool from my sister in San Francisco who used to have a chair to go with it but it was eaten by tiny dogs and ripped apart. I’m going to be reupholstering it but still haven’t decided on whether to cover it with durable fabric for nasty feet to be resting on, or nice decorative fabric where only butts go – as we are in desperate need of more seating.

Ikea has a lot of great fabric that I’ve been casually perusing and considering as a covering, but again I just don’t want people assuming they can put their old “barking dogs” on this sucker since it was originally intended for such a thing. This is a very real concern, I have a friend that comes over and loves putting his feet on our stuff. He removes his shoes, rubs his feet for awhile, removes the sock, then places the feet on our coffee table. ..Maybe I should just cover it with something durable and plain, it’ll attract feet to it instead of my coffee table. Oh well check out these tasty textiles anyway!

fabrics at Ikea

Around Town: Alexander Girard at Urban Outfitters

2 Sep

I forgot about these rad pillows and duvets until now, but while I was out looking for “pretty lady things” to wear to Rose’s wedding, I saw these Alexander Girard designs. Holy pillow-oly.

Girard is an american-born textiles designer who worked for Henry Miller and the Eames brothers. He has also inspired some fantastic fonts!

So head on over to the Arden mall and throw down $38.00 and gets you some.

via wilsonart.com

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