the eames house

October 3, 2013

Raen Optics Nera Sunglasses / Vintage Turtleneck / Again Pleated Skirt / Marciano Envelope Clutch & Bever Booties

Another weekend, another field trip. As much as I love the energy, spirit and high rises of New York City, if there’s one thing that LA offers that Manhattan doesn’t, it is the architectural sprawl of Case Study Homes in LA. Earlier this summer I had set myself on a mission to visit some of these sites. Not only do these houses provide a new point of view of the city, but they can’t help but remind me of these time locked portals into the past. Of all the mid-century homes I’ve come across, the Eames House resonates with me the most. I couldn’t decide whether it was the functionality and lived-in interior of Charles and Ray Eames space or the “nested” feeling I got once I arrived to the destination. The Eames house is a juxtaposition of a glass house tucked away in the canyons. Yet through the tall trees you catch a view of a full coast line and the perpetual state of traffic on Pacific Coast Highway. In true Angeleno form, it exudes the feeling of isolation so familiar to Joan Didion’s synopsis in Slouching Towards Bethlehem, but with views that can only be described as undefined awe.  

Photos by Michael Pagan.