by Richard Wright
A piece of paper can be a window. This letter constructed by Ray Eames to Alexander Girard is a portal into the creative spirit of the Eames office at its height. The letter, actually a thank you note, expresses time and care and patience nearly impossible to imagine today. Its construction is like its author, bright and obsessively detailed. The letter and envelope were lovingly framed by Alexander Girard and kept the remainder of his life, only being sold after his passing.