The figure of a black wooden bird, purchased from the Appalachian mountain region of the eastern United States, was cherished by Charles and Ray Eames. This particular figure has stood in the center of their living room for over fifty years and has appeared in multiple photographs of their work.
"Eames Toy Bird,"
Datum: student journal of architecture: Vol. 2
, Article 15.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/datum/vol2/iss1/15