Going Green 1949 Style: Ice Cube Celebrates the Eames

Before Ice Cube became a rapper, he studied architectural drafting. Here he shares his take the ingenuity of the Eames House.

Before Ice Cube became a rapper, he studied architectural drafting. Here he introduces the L.A. he knows and loves, and visits the Eames House. He describes the designers' eclectic combinations of prefab materials as "mashups before mashups even existed." The video is part of a series produced by Pacific Standard Time, a collaborative effort between cultural institutions in Southern California to celebrate the arts scene in L.A. from 1945 to 1980. 

For more videos from Pacific Standard Time, visit http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/videos.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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