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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Ice Cube and Charles and Ray


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
3 Comments » | Published in Mid-century Modern, modern inspiration  |  3 Comments

I could make that title rhyme with NWA…

This video made my day. While my favorite ep of MTV Cribs is Ice-T showing off his retractable roof (no wait, that’s a lie, my all-time fave Cribs was when Redman showed off his de la casa “bachelor’s crib, don’t even have a coffee table” with the screen-less screen door, his dollah box and his cousin asleep on the floor), I think Ice Cube explaining Charles and Ray Eames’ house is a new favorite house tour classic:

Erika’s favorite line is “this is going green, 1949 style, bitch.” I think mine is ”they was doin’ mash-ups before mash-ups even existed.”

I love the way Cube gets to the point, doing an excellent job of describing this iconic mid-century modern house with such eloquence.

To take a run down memory lane and see how Redman was living, check this out. The dollar box does come in handy, and you should have one in the house.

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  1. visualingual says:

    December 10th, 2011 at 7:47 am (#)

    Okay, this video made my day, too, although it really irks me that he says “the Eames” as the plural for the couple, when it should be “the Eameses.” Come on, dude…

    Slightly off-topic, one of my production assistants is a college students, and we’ve had some interesting cross-generational exchanges lately. My favorite was when I mentioned Ice Cube being a rapper, and she was all, “Oh! I thought he was just a comedy actor with a weird name!” Heh.

  2. Becky says:

    December 10th, 2011 at 9:18 am (#)

    Then clearly the “It Was a Good Day” AK reference on Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s history of hip hop went right over her head!.

    Personally, as part of the Harrises, I hate the whole “es” plural thing. But I noticed that they even got it wrong in the title of the video.

  3. For the Birds – We Still Love Them | Hatch: The Design Public® Blog says:

    April 12th, 2013 at 1:03 pm (#)

    [...] piece of Adirondack folk art that Charles and Ray Eames picked up an honored with a space in their home for many years. They used it in some of their great photo styling, and when their fans inquired [...]

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