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my visit with ray

I spent the afternoon visiting my new friend, Ray. Ray Eames.

Well, OK, not really. But after an hour of oohing, ahhing, and beaming at her life's work at the exhibit Ray Eames: In the Spotlight, that's how I felt. 

I've long been a fan of the Eameses' work, but this was a look into Ray's world I hadn't seen before. 

Paper dolls and high school homework. Fashion sketches and lettering details. Favorite outfits and family photos. Exploring every corner of the show, I felt more and more kindred with someone I had come to think of only as a hero. 

Yes, Ray was a smart, talented, and influential designer. But she was also a young girl with a love of color and an eye for fashion. She was a woman who fell in love at art school. She was a mom to a daughter, the apple of her eye. She was pretty cool, and I'm so glad I got to know her a little bit better.

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Despite being a huge fan of Ray Eames and owning a few of her pieces, I actually had no idea it was a woman! Such lovely stuff so many years later. Makes me pine for the days when design was innovative but not overly trendy.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

thank you for sharing this. how sweet!

May 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterragingyoghurt

I completely love this! I used to show Powers of Ten on the last day of class when I taught History of Graphic Design. Really great — such a beautiful tribute.

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July 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAryshi

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