“The details are not the details. They make the design.” ~ Charles Eames
What better quote to start with than one from Charles Eames, the architect and male half of the team of Charles and Ray Eames (she being a painter and the female half). As a married couple and team, they made significant contributions to modern architecture and furniture. The title of the post is the title of two documentaries they made about the scale of the universe based on the power of ten and “the effect of adding another zero.” The Eames were interested in design using natural materials, harmony, the beauty of the every day object, and the use of modern techniques and prefabrication to mass produce good design. Their motto was “Create the best for the most for the least.”
The Raintree House by Painter Meriman is a lovely study of the architectural designs of the Eames including some Eames chairs. A friend rezzed a copy for me so I could take these photos.
If you’re a fan of architecture, it’s great to find a house like this. And Painter understands the devil is in the details, and he has attended to them with great care, from the proportions of the builds to the textures to even the accessories. It’s beautiful work and a modernist’s dream.
And what self-respecting fashionista wouldn’t want to live and luxuriate in such a space? I donned a stylish dress from SamanthaSJones, wore my sexiest heels from Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger, and enjoyed the feeling that SL often affords us—that of living in a beautiful space.
Tricky Boucher brings his beauty to the Liaison Collaborative with another set of Leila skins (to compliment those at Collabor88). Get both sets with their enigmatic eyes and luscious lips and have the collection. Mina Nakamura has re-released the Ineke hair she unveiled at Hair Fair with an ombre hud so you can have a little color variation in your hair and life.
“The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” ~ Charles Eames
Hair: MINA Hair – Ineke by Mina Nakamura for MINA *
Skin: -Belleza- Leila TLC Sk 4 by Tricky Boucher for -Belleza-, available at the Liaison Collaborative *
Eyes: [Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – brown by Isabelle Requiem for Crash Republic *
Dress: [LG] Boutique-[Summer 13] Bette Davis Eyes Dress by SamanthaSJones for LIV-Glam *
Nails: Nailed It – Prim Nails – Love Donna Flora by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *
Shoes: N-core SUBLIME “Fatpack” by Nuria Augapfel and Claire Messenger for N-Core *
Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin
House: Raintree Retreat by Painter Meriman for Painter Designs