Rapper Ice Cube celebrates the Eames [video]

The rapper, in inimitable style, gives a quick design tour of Los Angeles and explains 'going green 1949 style'

Watch and listen to rapper Ice Cube, who once studied architectural drafting, give his take on Los Angeles, architecture, and Charles and Ray Eames.

His succinct yet eloquent description of the prefab elements of the Eames' Case Study House 8 points out that the husband wife design team did "mashups before mashups even existed."

The video:

More highlights:

  • "What I love about the Eames is how resourceful they are."
  • "It's not about the pieces; it's about how the pieces work together."
  • "The Eames made structure and nature one. This is going green 1949-style."

The video is part of the Pacific Standard Time exhibition, a collaborative survey of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene. The exhibit also includes video commentaries by Jason Schwartzman and Anthony Kiedis.

Photo: Pacific Standard Time

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