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MAR
 

Everything I can do she can do better – Charles Eames

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If you haven’t watched The Architect and the Painter I recommend it.  For all the couple partner teams out there Ray and Charles Eames are our biggest inspiration.  I was most excited to learn more about Ray Eames.  Charles Eames deferred to her completely about color. Her inclination to view everything as a painting and her natural ability to see form in relation to other form were aspects that really drove the couple’s design practice. One of her paintings below:After looking at her work it is not surprising to learn that the German expressionist painter Hans Hoffman was her mentor and teacher. Ray and Charle’s house is now on display at LACMA and if you are in LA- go! It’s amazing. You can see that their house was another playground for Ray. You can also see Hans Hoffman paintings hanging from the ceiling next to a tumbleweed in their house.As stated by their colleagues Ray Eames staging of objects in photo shoots simply brought everything together. The below example of the famous Eames bird in the middle of the black wire chairs brings a warmth and a relatability that becomes essential to our response to them. Just imagine the chairs without the bird. It would seem cold and detached. You can see our small tribute to the Eames bird  painted on our Collector’s Desk stationery.The Eames also inspired Ice Cube. Check out him Celebrating them here:

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MAR
 

Dear Hancock at Still House NYC

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We are so proud to report that Dear Hancock goods can be found in over 100 of the best shops nationwide.  Our goods can also be found in Canada, Europe and Asia. You can view a list of our retailers here. To celebrate we wanted to share these images of a beautifully styled store that carries our goods called Still House in NYC. Isn’t it GORGEOUS? Photos via Hip shops.

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