Janice Abrams came off the bench to win Best Design.
Yes, I'm completely late for the trend. Trouble with the video feed.
But in case you didn't know: Design Within Reach has been sponsoring some damn cool, totally local events lately. Their recent Moder+Design+Function 2008 competition, a showcase of eco-conscious (but stylish) furniture, was crawling with giddy design freaks. Of interest are welder-architect Ann Armstrong on her material-saving lamps and Carrie Donovan-ish Best Design winner Janice Abrams, celebrating her triumphant, multifunctional bench.
But perhaps most notable was the eloquence of mod mavens free-associating on the term "Austin design":
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