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August 2012

A Visual Dessert

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Ray Eames invented the “visual dessert” and served it to her dinner guests. It is a wonderful example that dessert doesn’t always have to be food. It can be anything we find sweet.

I recently watched the documentary EAMES: The Architect and the Painter. It portrays the life and artistic contributions of Charles and Ray Eames, a couple who are regarded as some of America’s most important designers.

In it, their friend, Kevin Roche, tells a story about a dinner he attended in their home. When the main course ended, Ray Eames served three bowls of flowers for her guests to admire. She called it a “visual dessert”. Read More