Monday, May 4, 2009

M+D+F 2009 Recap




The big day in the sun has come and gone. Here's a slight recap of a baldman, his lamp, and the M+D+F Exhibition at Design Within Reach.



My pa, my daughter, my lamp, and my first admirer are in this shot. Dad came to help me hang this guy the day before the exhibit, and it seemed a little dwarfed next to the giganto Shade Pendant DWR sells. The upside is it gets to stay there all week long, and maybe it can be seen through the window if you are walking by on all fours and angling your head just so.



I must admit that I didn't talk to many people who made stuff because I ended talking to all my awesome friends who came to support my woody creation... so names of designers or whatevs I slacked on... I do know that the woman who made these crazy lamps was named Gian and she won best in show. I won honorable mention like all the others who didn't get some propa props/chest bumps. I'm down with that.




I was also into the double duty of these end tables. One is End Table/Guitar Amp and the other is End Table/Grill. Rad.



The dood who made this beast I did talk to- Eric. He made this giant light out of styrofoam packing that can be found inside Apple Laptop shipping boxes. Looks cool. He won the best sustainable award. Really creative.

That's all I got. There were other entries too, but they deserve better than to end up on my goofy blog anyway. If you find yourself on 2nd Street, and aren't late for your massage or whatever, feel free to stop by Design Within Reach and feast your peepers on that lamp... should be there all this week, unless it gets in a scuffle with that beefy guy next to it. My lamp would lose the battle.

6 comments:

Shannon said...

Sorry I missed it! Looks great. Congratulations.

Nicki said...

YOU ARE AMAZING. Honestly, I'm super proud of you. Your lamp, your wife, your bald head, and your baby are GORGEOUS!

Lisa said...

Nice lamp hanging there in...DWR!!! Super impressive and cool beyond words. It IS hard to not overlook the lamp with the adorable baby and hot wife in the forefront of that last photo...but it's still totally eye-catching.

mom and dad said...

We kinda like the first pic...the one with Claire, her grandpa, and...oh yeah...that GREAT LAMP!!! We sure are proud of you! By the way, anyone ever tell you what a beautiful family you have?

Annie said...

Hello,
I came from Houston to cover the DWR M+D+F event for one of my blogs, MyRanchburger.blogspot.com. I took one of your cards and took photos of the credenza on which the name of your entry was placed. I saw your lamp and loved it, but thought it was a new DWR item. Then when I started doing my posting, I caught my blunder. Hope you don't mind, but I lifted a web photo of your lamp for my blog, with credit of course. I just found your blog and will add it to my bloglist. Congratulations on your winning. BTW, I met your dad and adorable daughter who, at the time, was reaching for a beer; my kind of kid!

Deanna... said...

Although that pic of your lamp is pretty awesome...I'd have to say that your family pic steals the whole show! You guys look so sweet together!!

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