Category Archives: Design

New Look for 1951 Spartan by Architect Patrick Tighe

Thanks to prize winning architect Patrick Tighe of Tighe Architecture for his sleek new design for our 1951 Spartan Trailer.  What do you think? We Welcome comments!   TRT_Rendering Set_2-5.28.2012

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Trash Receives Investing In Artsts Grant

The Center for Cultural Innovation has awarded Sam Breen an Investing In Artists Grant, given to individual artists to acquire equipment or materials that will support them in their creative process.  The $6,500 grant will be used to build a … Continue reading

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SCI-Arc, CalTech Pasadena Take 6th at Solar Decathlon

SCI-Arc architecture student Dovid Feld has been helping us with the design for our 1951 Spartan trailer.  Hats off to his fellow SCI-Arc compatriots who placed sixth in the Solar Decathlon 2011 competition!

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Volunteer Labor Needed (Please) Friday-Saturday, July 29-30

Before Sam heads off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 2nd, there is a lot of work on the trailer he would like to get done. Can you spare a few hours to help?  Jobs include: painting, sanding and most especially … Continue reading

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Trailer Gets Sleek and Sustainable Design

SCI-Arc student Dovid Feld has been helping Sam come up with a modern design for  the 1951 Spartan Trailer.   The banquette area that wraps around the front windows will be the centerpiece for our indoor events:

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Modular Designs We Love

We are always on the lookout for cool ways to conserve space; we’re especially interested in modular design ideas for furniture and fixtures that can fold into the wall or transform into something else.  These ideas were shared with us … Continue reading

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Classic Rides Details Airstream Restoration

In a series of instructional videos, DIY’s “Classic Rides” host Kevin Tetz gives viewers a tour of a 27-foot 1970 Airstream, which is road worn and dated.  The team tears out much of the interior then tackles the restoration. Check … Continue reading

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A Makeover For Airstream’s Granny Interior

Architect Christopher Deam loved the sleek exterior lines of Airstream trailers.  But he felt that the trailer’s interior looked more like a summer cabin than a modern expression of mobility, independence and escape.  Deam freshened the Airstream’s design to appeal … Continue reading

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Modular Furniture: We Need Ideas

The re-design of our 1951 Spartan must has to incorporate our needs for  a living and performance space.  We would like to be able to fold away much of the furniture as possible when we host puppet shows, exhibits, and … Continue reading

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