Good morning world, my day has been made from learning about rapper, Ice Cube’s love of Mid-Century design. Particularly, Charles and Ray Eames. Ice Cube studied architectural drafting in trade school where he fell upon the Eames’ work. He explains in an interview with the Times about his love: “Back then, I didn’t know I was going to make money. So being that they put together a house in two days and used discarded materials — something about their style caught on. As I got older, I could equate it to sampling. I see that’s what we were doing, taking discarded records from the ’60s and ’70s and revamping them.” Killer.
You’ve got to watch this quicky video where Ice Cube seems completely at home in the Eames’ house. The video takes you on a tour of Ice Cubes’ favorite sites in Los Angeles and he comments that people think they know LA, and put it in a box: palm trees, sun and Hollywood. But they never actually see the city for how architecturally beautiful it really is. I couldn’t agree more. It’s a town that I always long to visit and am always sad to leave. Watch the video. It’s so good.