My 10 Favorite Things at Home
The filmmaker, director of Eames Office, and grandson of iconic designers Charles and Ray Eames shares his favorite things
“I like the smell of cut wood and the smell of fennel.” Birch Logs from Crate & Barrel.
Favorite Object on the Night Table
“Usually books… now there’s a book called Lentil Underground [by Liz Carlisle]. It’s about how a group of farmers in Montana developed a new way of growing lentils in a more organic way. It sounds crazy, but it’s a really interesting book!” Find it online at amazon.com.
“Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell.” Available at National Book Store.
Favorite Pickme-up Treat
“If I were the person who invented ice cream, I’d be the proudest person in the world.”
Favorite Furniture Piece
“I think the LCW is the perfect chair. I love it for that reason. The Eames Chaise Lounge brings back so many memories. I remember after its design, Charles and Ray sent one to my mom and it was so exciting… there was this big mysterious box and they opened it and it was so amazing.” The LCW and Eames Lounge are available at CWC, W Global Center, 30th St. cor. 9th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Favorite Travel Destinations
“Namibia, Portugal, and the high desert in the U.S…Joshua Tree.”
Favorite Area In The House
“The living room.” In photo: living room of Case Study House No. 8, Charles and Ray Eames’s project that eventually became their home.
Favorite Home Gadget
“The soda water maker.” SodaStream, available at Hobbes and Landes and at major appliance stores.
Favorite Recycling Trick
“A really, really beautiful, perfect, dark gray.” For similar shade, try Abstract Solace from Boysen Paints.