Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Is it Raygun Gothic or Streamline Moderne?

Does it matter? It's cool, that's all I know.

New readers may not remember the Design Within Reach Airstream I posted about long ago, but I've found a blog by a couple who own one. I think they are tired of their Airstream. I think they want to give me their Airstream. (Jedi mind trick.)

Meet Martin and Kate. He's a Mac computer consultant, website/blog designer and digital photographer. She's a writer, website/blog designer and SEO/marketing specialist. (Don't hold it against Mrs. Thomas that she dabbles in the SEO magic, but there is a recovery program for that I'd recommend.) Kate and Martin make their home in Minneapolis, "Where the Beer is Warm and the People are Warmer." OK, that's not really Minneapolis' slogan. Hold please while I look that up.....(hold music)...thank you for waiting...(hold music)...Well, the CVB wants you to "Meet Minneapolis" while the official city website greets visitors with "Minneapolis: A Premier Destination." I'd go with my suggestion, City Fathers (and Mothers).

As more and more of us get kicked out of our homes, this cool little trailer may be the way to go.

Incidentally, Mini is trying to get in on the Airstream act with this completely dysfunctional model that has been gutted by some furniture designer who wears black every day and always crosses his legs in that weird way while saying "ummmmhmmmmm" and never smiling, his hand on his chin. His Airstream for Mini is now just a giant living room, no bath, bed or galley. Stylish. And lame.

The happy couple from Minnesota with the awesome trailer took it for a long haul back in March. They need to post more often.

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  • The last pic makes me want to listen to Brian Wilson while cooking crystal meth.

    By Blogger M.M. McDermott, at June 4, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

  • "Design Within Reach"? More like "Design a bit out of reach of most Americans, even before the downturn." And why spend even more than a stock Airstream, only to replace the speakers, TV, mattress support, refrigerator fan...

    Also, I have a hard time respecting the automotive and trailering choices of a guy who can't spell "brakes".

    By Anonymous starbird80, at June 8, 2009 at 10:14 AM  

  • Good points on all his mods to the unit, Starbird. Seems he found plenty of faults that needed upgrading. I can't, however, join you in questioning his mechanical aptitude or judgment based on poor spelling.

    And yeah - Design within Reach is way out of reach. I'm told they chose the name based on something like "You don't have to go to Scandinavia. It's right here in San Fran or Miami or New York." (Check the comments on this post):

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at June 8, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

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