On The Wire: Wire Chairs by Charles and Ray Eames-
Designed in 1951, the Eames wire chairs take the same form as their plastic cousins, the world famous plastic side chair. The Chairs are made from welded steel with a double layer of thicker rods forming the outline of the chair. I took these images at Vitra’s (The European licence holder for Eames products) factory campus in Weil am Rhein in Germany. I loved how they were dotted around the campus outside the factory and showroom buildings. They can be seen here mounted on a tandem base outside factory buildings by Frank Gehry (white building), Alvaro Siza (red brick building) and Nicholas Grimshaw (metal clad building).
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick…
How the internet can provide as a blanket for people to express their true feelings of someone that they come into contact with on a daily basis. This sense of anonymity allows the awkwardness and repercussions of telling someone something they might not want to hear falls by the way side, and people are allowed to talk freely about anyone they like. The real phenomenon is when doings on the internet seem to spill into real life, and individuals fail to realize that their actions do not go unnoticed by others in reality, and that things that they say do indeed affect people (that have no reason to be the subject of their ranting and gossiping in the first place). The real wonder is how, when addressed that this subject matter may not be entirely appropriate in the real world at that time, the individuals can step out of their formulated reality and back into the swing of things with no regard at all for if anyone listening in could possibly have some connection to that subject matter, and that the things being discussed could have a lasting effect on the individual(s) they were just slandering. It baffles me how, especially at times of great need, friends can consciously abandon their friends (thinking that said friend will just not notice), and rather choose to laugh and gossip about them when they think that no one who cares is listening.