OEN is made up of all the different areas of design that intrigue me, from furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, and many other creative pursuits that centre around simplicity, care and precision. Basically making something valuable that will stand the test of time. As any creative does, you look to expand your mind by using outside experiences, often these experiences that I have find their way back in to the project, which in turn hopefully inspires you.
I was lucky enough to fly out to Los Angeles a few weeks back and was adamant that I would stop by and peruse some of the beautiful modernist and mid-century architecture. From Eames to Rudolph Schindler, Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig and Richard Meier, I wasn’t disappointed. Armed with my camera I took a number of snaps on my travels and decided to archive them on my personal blog for others to enjoy as well (if you’ve not had a look already, why not click here to browse). I will be updating it with new architecture as the weeks pass.
The Eames house was particularly stunning, a few images of which I’m sharing here today. They had such an eclectic mix of objects in their home, from an Alexander Calder sculpture to small pots collected on their travels in India. Each had a place and there was no judgment on the origin of their creation, they were judged purely on design, function and aesthetic alone. Hopefully this mentality will rub off and I’ll be able to bring this forward in to our own project. For now, I hope you enjoy this selection of imagery from my travels and will consider visiting this beautiful house next time you’re in LA. I also hope to cover many other great homes and houses in the near future, so make sure you subscribe here to the blog for updates.