Archinect - News 2014-04-23T11:55:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/31029513/it-s-ray-eames-birthday-today-too It's Ray Eames Birthday today too! Paul Petrunia 2011-12-15T13:51:18-05:00 >2011-12-15T20:10:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3tp28k30j7j6usk.jpg" width="514" height="521" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> As Cube would say, "today was a good day". Not only does <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/31022297/oscar-niemeyer-turns-104-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oscar Niemeyer turn an astounding 104 years old today</a>, but the late/great Ray Eames was also born 99 years ago today. Somebody get my credit card, I need to buy some candles.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/30214123/ice-cube-is-in-the-house Ice Cube Is in the House! Quilian Riano 2011-12-08T12:26:08-05:00 >2011-12-08T13:58:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80qzbmw9rr5ylp30.jpg" width="332" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the late &rsquo;80s, before he became famous as a member of the Compton, Calif., gangsta-rap group N.W.A., Ice Cube studied architectural drafting at a trade school in Arizona. This biographical detail makes the rapper&rsquo;s appearance in a new video celebrating midcentury design icons Charles and Ray Eames only slightly less incongruous.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30134649/ice-cube-celebrates-the-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/30134649/ice-cube-celebrates-the-eames Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames Archinect 2011-12-07T19:52:13-05:00 >2011-12-10T11:35:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/akamr61g8rtjeq1e.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eames made structure and nature one. This is going green 1949 style, bitch. Believe that.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Ice Cube drives Inglewood blvd. describing the Los Angeles that he knows. He talks of landmarks like The Forum, Five Torches, Cockatoo Inn, Brolly Hut, and Watts Towers. He refers to the 110 as "Gangsta Highway". Cube says coming from South Central LA teaches you how to be resourceful. The video cuts to Cube walking the Eames House perimeter, through the Eames living room, and sitting in the Eames lounge chair. He brings us back to his NWA years when he studied architectural drafting before launching his rap career. One thing he learned that translates is to always have a plan. Cube describes the modern, green and resourceful building design of Charles and Ray Eames. Visionaries of connecting nature and structure. Cube ends by saying "Who are these people who got a problem with LA? Maybe they mad cuz they don't live here."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/21216005/ice-cube-celebrates-ray-charles-eames Ice Cube Celebrates Ray & Charles Eames Alexander Walter 2011-09-21T12:21:33-04:00 >2011-09-23T21:14:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/eelbejkl4r1w95cu.jpg" width="500" height="750" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This ad for mega-exhibition Pacific Standard Time has been floating around for a few days and the bad news is it's not an actual campaign image. The good news is that Ice Cube's celebration of Ray and Charles Eames is totally real. A rep for PST tells us this ad is "an unapproved rough concept" that was leaked, but she adds that "The ads for the campaign featuring Ice Cube and Eames will be released in the coming weeks."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Gotta love LA.</p>