Ryan Batch of Design Within Reach…Walks the Talk (literally).

Via on Jul 24, 2008

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Our elephant journal ‘elevision’ talk show was last night. Among the highlights: Ryan Batch of DWR, the modern furniture company, sponsored our eco modern furniture as per usual. 80% recycled aluminum (and 100% recyclable) fair-labor USA-made Emeco chairs, rug, cork coffee table/stools. 

He brought the furniture over himself…when we offered to help he said, nah, I got it. That was sweet. But what got me was this: I said “Hey, we can send someone over to pick the stuff up.” He said,

“It’s two blocks, brau. I’ll walk it over. More eco!”

He made three trips, including one (with the heavy coffee tables) with a big dolly.

A month or so ago (the night before our elevision talk show with Sharon Salzberg, Steve Demos & Dominic of The Motet) our ex-intern Katya and I attended a design lecture that Ryan hosted at DWR…with my instant-idol David Trubridge and the VP of Sales at Emeco, Dan Fogelson—an edifying night, and the surprise highlight of early summer.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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