I don’t know if you have ever tried to build a house of cards, but it is not easy. In order to be successful you need art, science, balance, and a whole lot of luck and patience on your side. The good news is Charles and Ray Eames created a much easier solution in their House of Cards from 1952. It’s a picture deck of cards made with 6 slots that allow for endless possibilities. With this set you don’t have to worry about balance or delicacy, you can just imagine and create.
Each card is printed with a different photo of what the Eameses call “the good stuff,” close-ups of common objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral worlds. As you were hopefully told as a child with your building blocks, there is no wrong way to build. So whether you choose to go modern or traditional, high-rise or low-rise, just start building!
The original deck was the small size (the size of playing cards). There is also a medium deck, a Giant House of Cards (1953), a Computer House of Cards (1970) and Newton House of Cards for the 1974 Nobel Laureates. Click here to buy them on Amazon.