Charles and Ray Eames, the visionary couple behind the chair you're currently sitting in, also have a pretty fantastic love story.

Brainpickings has their hot little hands on a copy on Charles' proposal letter to Ray, and it's goddammed heartwarming. We should all probably print it out and use it to propose to someone tonight — deal??


Dear Miss Kaiser,

I am 34 (almost) years old, singel (again) and broke. I love you very much and would like to marry you very very soon.* I cannot promise to support us very well. — but if given the chance I’ll shure in hell try –

*soon means very soon.

What is the size of this finger??

as soon as I get to that hospital I will write “neams” well little ones.

love xxxxxxxxxx


I know "sigh" is overused, but SIGH.


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