Remembering The Big Picture.


Title Card frame from Ray Eames' Powers of Ten

Bernice Alexandra ‘Ray’ Eames (1912-1988) was an American designer, filmmaker and wife to Charles Eames who designed some of the best-known iconic pieces of contemporary American furniture. Ray often documented her passions in short films on various subjects. In 1968, she made Powers of Ten, a quietly stunning journey from the depths of space to within a nucleus of an atom.

This small film has always helped me to remember the big picture and still never fails as a reminder to always put things in context and perspective.

The film may be over 40 years old today but the little lesson it imparted on me still has a large effect on how I view things moving towards the future.

Thank You, Ray and Charles Eames.

Watch the EamesOffice Powers of Ten video here:

A concept site based on the short film:

http://www.powersof10.com/

More on the legacy of Charles and Ray Eames:

http://www.eamesoffice.com/

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