Caption from LIFE. “New toy, a part of which he is spinning here, was designed by Eames of colored cardboard sections which are easily joined by a child to form odd shapes.”

We have discussed Eames before, and my undying love and admiration for the couple who invente mid-century design. My husband works at Time and one of the perks of his job is getting to see all of the incredible photo galleries they have. This Ray and Charles Eames gallery is from their September 1950 issue of LIFE Magazine

In the below photo, Eames stands with a heating duct he DIY-ed, if you will. The caption kills me.

Caption from LIFE. “Charles Eames … earnest, reticent, eternally bow-tied man of 43. Decoration on heating duct at left is a piece of Eames whimsy.”

For your enjoyment, check out THIS gallery: Rockstars and Their Parents