Saturday, April 25, 2009
DWR Champagne Tour Stops in Minneapolis for One Night Only!
This past Tuesday, this work-from-home Mommy took a break from making Junk Mail Gems, designing retail fixtures, and shipping out face paint to do a very rare and beautiful thing, thanks to Gramma and Grampa, and go out on a date with her husband! We specifically chose April 21st so that we could make one of our stops the Minneapolis DWR studio to check out the 50 champagne chairs "on tour," one of them being mine! (in the photo above)
(Click here to see my chair entries from previous years)
I was never into sports in high school, and me as a cheerleader would have been disasterous, so this is about as close as I've ever come to being on the top of the pyramid. Unfortunately we got out of the house a little late, and enjoyed beverages, appetizers AND dessert at dinner, so we couldn't stay very long as we then missed the first 10 minutes of our movie. But, I was really glad we were able to stop in and see the entries in person! Here are a few photos...
There was another Minnesota-designed chair, and his was also on top of another pyramid:
Here are a few more chair shots...
The "Spring 2009" chair by Gavri Slasky won popular vote:
This "Grape Divine Chair" by Tony Nemyer won "DWR Staff Pick:"
Jesse Menayan's "Kub Armchair" won "Judges Pick:"
It's always fun to see the winning entries and marvel at their feats miniature craftsmanship!
The top 50 chairs are still on tour through May 15th, so check out the schedule here and see if it's coming to a DWR studio near you!
What's going on in the world of Junk Mail Gems, along with other cool, hand-made "green" products, DIY projects, and more!