In honor of my coffee date this afternoon I’m featuring the adorable Eames Chair Letterpress Cards from Green Bird Press. I have long been a fan of Charles and Ray Eames’ furniture designs. They are truly classic and timeless. If you are unfamiliar with their history the Herman Miller website is fabulous resource for information and images… not to mention a place to buy your very own. Just in case you were wondering if I had to pick just one of these chairs to own and love for the rest of my life it would, of course, be the Eames Lounge and Ottoman in White Ash.
Green Bird Press Eames Chair Letterpress Card Story
Since Green Bird Press is based out of a mid-century modern house we felt the need to honor one of the great design teams of the twentieth century with our first collection. So we created magnesium plates featuring silhouettes based on the well-known furniture designs of Charles and Ray Eames and printed them on Eames Furniture paper.
Eames Furniture paper is a product developed in collaboration with the Eames office, it has a wonderfully unique woven texture mimicking that found in their original furniture designs, and it is made with a minimum of 30% post consumer fiber and a manufacturing process that uses non-polluting renewable energy. It couldn’t be more perfect!
We also couldn’t resist creating a design based on the Eames House Bird, one of many objects collected by the couple during their travels. This black wooden bird, a piece of American folk art from the Appalachian Mountains stood in the center of their living room for over fifty years and appeared in many of their photographs. It’s as well known as many of their own designs. Check additional listings for this card.
If anyone is looking for a new book to read I highly recommend The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It is an entrancing story that has mystery, adventure, and love. I am particularly fond of the fact that the author is named Erin, is my age and lives in Boston. That’s what initially inspired me to read the book and I’m so glad I did. I was such a fan that I even bought the audio version to listen to on long car rides. If any of you out there were fans of the Harry Potter audiobooks then you’ll love The Night Circus. The oh so fabulous Jim Dale voices all the characters. Have your fingers run over to Amazon to pick up a copy.
Hello out there Find the Pretty readers… if there are any of you left! I’m so so sorry for my absence. I don’t have a great reason for being gone so long, mainly a lot of small and large life happenings that took me away from my blogging. On the small side quite a few work deadlines, a massive amount of reading and then a vacation to San Fransisco and to Florida to visit family. On the larger side I’ve been spending a fair amount of time with some of my closest girlfriends (sometimes you just need some girl time!), and Zach and I adopted a cat. His name is Charlie and he is adorable! I’m sure he will generate quite a few posts in the near future.
I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. Its main purpose is to let you faithful readers know that I am still here and planning to start writing more, and to leave you with a book recommendation from the momentous amount of reading I’ve done over the past few months.
If you have ever been a fan of Julia Child, or saw the movie Julie & Julia then you must run out and buy/or hop on Amazon and purchase “As Always, Julia: The letters of Julia Child & Avis Devoto”. I have not been able to put it down. I love having a glimpse into the lives of these amazing women. It makes me yearn for the days of written letters and, even more so, it makes me so thankful for my close girlfriends, without them my life would never be as full of love and happiness as it is today. Thank you ladies!