Eames and House Industries
Months ago I was happy to finally receive these special edition Eames alphabet blocks from House Industries. Earlier this year, House Industries released an Eames-inspired typeface collection "Eames Century Modern" and offered this set of blocks to showcase the new fonts. 

The packaging is great and will store the blocks nicely on a shelf. The blocks are made from basswood and the varied, cheerful design is beautifully printed in vibrant inks including metallics.

Inspired by their sketches, films and ephemera, House Industries worked closely with the Eames family to reflect the Eames's work in each poster number, ligature and serif. I think they did a great job in capturing their essence of mid-century sophistication & delight.

One of the fonts, Eames Century Modern Light:

image source: House Industries

The Eames Century Modern Project history, exhibit and fonts can be found here.

All photos © ourhaus/Jodi Vautrin

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Christopher Scott and Jodi Vautrin are the husband and wife team behind Ourhaus, where they chronicle their adventures in home improvement, decorating and travel. After purchasing a unique loft space just a few miles north of Boston, they began photographing and writing about their projects and it blossomed into a creative outlet and platform.

When they’re not home improving, Jodi spends her days as a freelance creative director & designer with a focus on user interface and interactive design, and is an entrepreneur at heart. She serves on the board of AIGA Boston as Vice President of Emerging Ideas & Events.

In his professional life, Christopher is the Technology Director for a multi-service ad agency based in Harvard Square. In his private life, he enjoys tinkering in all its forms, whether it's rebuilding the Ourhaus home network (again), fooling himself into thinking he knows how to fix home appliances, or trying to unravel the mysteries of the guitar. He also flies planes, performs open heart surgery and sings at bar mitzvahs (though not all at the same time).

They share their “haus” with their adorable, highly food-motivated chocolate lab, Lucy.