back in october i created a post about the iconic home that belonged to the design duo, ray and charles eames. located in the pacific palisades (here in southern california), the home is a historical gem as it's untouched and exactly the way ray charles left it when she passed in 1988. exterior tours of the house are permitted, which i've added to my wish list. though, who knows when this visit will actually happen.
well, imagine my delight, when i discovered on our recent trip to lacma that the museum erected an exact replica of the exterior and interior portion of the living room as part of the california design exhibit. it was incredible to see up close the exterior of the home, as well as items that ray and charles eames used to decorate their home, including threadbare rugs, ethnic print pillows, an album art collection, nelson pendant lamps, and, of course, their
infamous famous (thanks, annie!) furniture.
i have always found these types of exhibits really interesting. there is something so fascinating about seeing a replica of a well-known, historical landmark. it's like real life time travel. do you like to time travel?
image source: house photo from lacma mine / eames lounge and ottoman / moroccan rug / kilim pillow / nelson pendant / album art photo from lacma mine