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7 Airstreams We Love

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In our September 2012 "Open House" issue, we covered the renovated airstream of Austin, Texas's Stubb's. With the help of designer Burton Baldridge, the renowned concert venue received a new green room in which their performers can kick back and relax before a set or wind down afterward. As a complement to the story, we've rounded up seven of our favorite Airstream flips and facelifts. 

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  Caroline Brandes hired Area 63 Productions, a professional Airstream renovation company, to help repair her trailer which was afflicted with water leaks, extensive floor rot under the linoleum tiles, and even frame damage. "I wanted the trailer to feel airy, calm and open, nearly a bit Zen-like." See the before and after here.
    Caroline Brandes hired Area 63 Productions, a professional Airstream renovation company, to help repair her trailer which was afflicted with water leaks, extensive floor rot under the linoleum tiles, and even frame damage. "I wanted the trailer to feel airy, calm and open, nearly a bit Zen-like." See the before and after here.
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  One of our recent Coffee Break articles focused on Albany, California's Local 123, a cafe located within a modified 1960s Princess trailer that's stationed in a lush nursery.  Photo by: Diana Budds
    One of our recent Coffee Break articles focused on Albany, California's Local 123, a cafe located within a modified 1960s Princess trailer that's stationed in a lush nursery.

    Photo by: Diana Budds

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  In Andreas Stavropoulos's Airstream—featured in one of the 20 most popular Dwell stories—an enormous slide out drawer was necessary to create a storage area for clothes.  Photo by: Mark Compton
    In Andreas Stavropoulos's Airstream—featured in one of the 20 most popular Dwell stories—an enormous slide out drawer was necessary to create a storage area for clothes.

    Photo by: Mark Compton

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  French designer Thierry Gaugain recently reimagined an Airstream as a mobile shop for clothing company Aether.
    French designer Thierry Gaugain recently reimagined an Airstream as a mobile shop for clothing company Aether.
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  With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small wonder. Inside this renovated Airstream, a woman prepares a meal. The skylight above the cook top lets fumes escape from the small space.
    With the classic Murphy bed as muse, Japanese architect Toshihiko Suzuki transformed a standard Airstream into a versatile small wonder. Inside this renovated Airstream, a woman prepares a meal. The skylight above the cook top lets fumes escape from the small space.
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  Airstream partnered with Victorinox Swiss Army—the same company that makes the iconic pocket knife—to commemorate the tool's 125th anniversary. Only 125 of the special edition trailers were produced.
    Airstream partnered with Victorinox Swiss Army—the same company that makes the iconic pocket knife—to commemorate the tool's 125th anniversary. Only 125 of the special edition trailers were produced.
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  Architect Christopher C. Deam, Dwell founder Lara Deam's husband, designed Airstream's newest travel trailer, the International Sterling.
    Architect Christopher C. Deam, Dwell founder Lara Deam's husband, designed Airstream's newest travel trailer, the International Sterling.

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