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Home Resource is excited to announce that on October 8th, Eames Demetrios, the grandson of Charles and Ray Eames and the Director of the Eames Office will be in Sarasota to speak at Ringling College. His lecture is sponsored by Home Resource and in collaboration with Sarasota Architectural Foundation.

Please join Eames for a very personal, behind-the-scenes look at the remarkable careers of his grandparents, Mid-Century designers Charles and Ray Eames. Mr. Demetrios will share insights into the processes and philosophies of Charles and Ray, including the same creative struggles that challenge today's designers.

To honor the centennial of Ray's birth, Eames will highlight her formidable design role - an aspect of the partnership that has often been downplayed. Charles Eames had an expression he learned in the movie industry, "The blood will never show", referring to the hard work required to make things look easy and natural to the viewer. Eames Demetrios will shed light on this bit of wisdom and tie it back to one of the most important design collaborations of the past century.

Eames is the Director of the Eames Office and Chairman of the Board of the Eames House Foundation. He is one of Charles and Ray Eames's five grandchildren who are stewarding the Eames legacy. Based in Los Angeles,Eames is an acclaimed filmmaker, writer, lecturer and creator of the global artwork Kcymaerxthaere. His book, An Eames Primer, which has been a staple of design enthusiasts since it came out in 2001, has recently been re-issued as a second edition and will be the basis of a major exhibition in Singapore this year. The book will be available for sale after the presentation.

For more specifics and to purchase tickets, please click to the Sarasota Architectural Foundation

This is a rare opportunity to hear Eames. He is a remarkable speaker and a very personable gentleman. I hope that you can attend. Reservations are recommended.

Modernism at Risk Apr.1- May 31, 2013
World Monument Fund

Modern Solutions for Saving Modern Landmarks

Monday, April 1, 2013 - Friday, May 31, 2013

10am to 6pm Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm on Saturday

A project of the WMF Modernism at Risk program, the exhibit consists of large-scale photographs by noted photographer Andrew Moore, and interpretative panels with five case studies that explore the role designers play in preserving Modern landmarks.

The five buildings highlighted are the ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau, Germany; the A. Conger Goodyear House in Old Westbury, New York, saved from demolition by WMF in 2001; Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida; the Grosse Pointe Public Library in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan; and the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield, Connecticut.

Since late 2009, Modernism at Risk has been traveling to design schools and other venues across the world, beginning in Gainesville, Florida, then traveling to such venues as The Art Institute of Tampa Gallery, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and the AIA New York Center for Architecture.


Kathy and I are very proud to announce our first collaboration with the Dali Museum and Blue Scarf Productions to bring you the play "Gala Dali, My Unspeakable Confessions".

This one act play on Gala's life touches the secrets, fears, promises, and lies as told through Gala's fascinating relationship with the Tarot. With genius and madness, the playwright Ms. Jones, brings sense and sensitivity to a boiling point, allowing Gala to speak without apology, often blunt and ungentle.

Ms Jones and the actress Roxanne Fay are founders of the Blue Scarf Collective in Tampa. Since their inception in February 2010, Blue Scarf has produced nine theatrical events and was recently named the artistic resident company of freeFall theatre in Tampa. Ms. Fay was runner up as Florida's "Best Actress in a Play" for 2011 for her performance in A Midsummer Nights Dream.

The play will be performed on Tuesday February 28th and will begin at 7 pm. Tickets to the show are $10 and payment will be collected at the door Proceeds from the show will go to the playwright and actor. For reservations, please email [email protected] Seating is very limited.

We hope to see you here for this unique show.


In the latest series of play readings, Home Resource is proud to announce the reading of Jack Gilhooley's Playboy, a contemporary American spin on the great John Millington Synge classic, Playboy of the Western World.

Jack Gilhooley is one of the most successful playwrights living in the Sarasota area. Over the last 40 years, his work has been produced all over the world, from Ireland to Australia. He's been produced on PBS televison and NPR Radio. He has received 2 NEA grants, a Fulbright and a Shubert Fellowship. He's been published repeatedly and luadedin the New York Times and the Washington Post.

We are honored to annoucne the talented group of actors participating in this reading including Jake Staley, Kelly Campbell, Dhakeria Cunningham, Lauren Wood, Annette Breazeale and Natalie Symons.

Tickets to the show are $5 and payment will be collected at the door.

January 20-21, 2011 - 7:00pm

Theater at Home Resource

Kathy and I would like to invite you to a very special Theatre AT HOME RESOURCE. We are honored to announce that FSU Asolo Conservatory third year students are scheduled to return to perform "London Monologues" in our showroom on January 20 and 21st.

In May 2010, the third year students traveled to London to study theatre. Amidst classes with West End professionals, the students were charged with writing a monologue- an abridged "one man show." The results were comedic, twisted, and unpredictable but thoroughly entertaining. Each demonstrates a unique storyline, perspective, and voice, but all promise to both challenge the audience and inspire them. During this special two-night engagement, four students will present to you their very own "London Monologue."

Please join us in our intimate setting where the proximity to the actors is part of the unique experience. Seating is very limited. Call to reserve a ticket. Tickets to the show are $12. Payment will be collected at the door.

July 8-11th 2009

Visit by Eames Demetrios

Michael Bush - Eames Demetrios - Chris SchultzJuly 8th Private cocktail reception at Home Resource

July 9th Private tour of Sarasota School of Architecture Homes

July 9th Private tour of Ringling Museum, Circus Museum

July 9th Reception at Home Resource for discussion on Kymerica

July 10th Conversation with Eames - Asolo Theatre

July 10th Cocktail Reception at Home Resource co-hosted by Sarasota Magazine

From the Sarasota Herald Tribune:

What's in a name when it's 'Eames'?

When your first name is Eames, you have a lot to live up to.

That's how it is for Eames Demetrios, and he has embraced the challenge.

Demetrios is the grandson of the late Charles and Ray Eames, who furthered the cause of modern design with furniture made from plywood, plastic and other materials created by 20th-century technology.

The elder Eameses also designed a home for themselves in California that remains a modernist landmark.

The job of preserving their legacy has been taken up by the young Eames, who is in his 40s... Read More

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