The Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California, is to celebrate its 60th birthday next weekend with a picnic on the grounds, once a meadow owned by the Western movie star Will Rogers. The ingenuity of the prefabricated structure dazzled architects and designers at the time, and still does today. The Eameses also created an exceptionally beautiful place to live and work, where the tumbleweed they found on their honeymoon drive from Chicago to Los Angeles hangs beside a Robert Motherwell painting, and the shadows of the surrounding eucalyptus trees dance across the factory windows. Preserved by the Eames Foundation as a National Historic Landmark, the Eames House is still beguiling. I have yet to meet anyone who has been there and hasn’t fallen in love with it. – from NYTimes