Austin blends modernist inspiration into a new interpretation that’s as timely as today. Landscape architect Bob Chipman hit all the right notes in his design of a receptacle that’s an ideal companion to its namesake bench and a handsome stand-alone solution for a variety of outdoor settings. Shared Austin themes are reflected in the tapered conical body and ribbing of the litter that echo the tapered supports of the bench, and in the “bird’s mouth” lid that mirrors the relation between the bench seat and back. The ribbing frames the unit’s side door, adding visual interest and providing functional support for the door hinges. A domed stationary lid shields contents from view and helps keep out rain and snow.