- The guy's pillow. Its five-sided house shape is covered in a beautiful beaded fabric. It initially strikes us as "too special" for a picnic, but why not?
- The patchwork of picnic blankets. It looks like two heavy blankets are overlapped for a large, comfortable picnicing footprint. An iconic blue gingham fabric is then layered on top for the food spread.
- The food containers aren't heavy with plastics or disposables. Instead, we're seeing classic wooden fruit bowls and woven wicker picnic baskets.
Powers of Ten was written and directed by the architects in 1977. The picnic is used as a starting point for illustrating scale, both very large and very small. To find out more, visit powersof10.com, where you can even view the film. Or buy the book here.
(Images: Eames Office)