The Guardian has a gallery of their top ten Charles and Ray Eames designs. Personally, I’ve always loved the lounge chair and ottoman best. The Task office chair is of course a staple of conference rooms all over the world. I find them quite comfortable, though I know at least one person who flat out hates them, because they hurt his back, and had all Eames office chairs purged from a company he took over. Meanwhile, the wire bases of many Eames chairs have always been my nemesis. I tend to sit with the feet pulled back under the chair and therefore always bang my ankles on those Eames wire bases.
More good stuff from the Guardian: The latest installment of their “Life in Writing” series profiles M. John Harrison.
The winners of the 2012 SFF translation awards have been announced at Finncon in Tampere, Finland. Looks like a nice broad spectrum of work there.