Monday, December 13, 2010


It has been over a year since we finished the project in Tucson and we have moved on to different areas and new jobs in California and Utah. We are still very interested in container design and other sustainable projects. Please contact us if you would like to know more or ask any questions. Thanks for your interest in our project.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


We finally got our act together and the day has nearly arrived for us show everyone what we have been building for the last 6 months. The Open House will take place Saturday, November 21st from 4-6 pm. If you are in the area and want to drop by, just let us know. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Back in Business

I'm sure everyone has been anxiously awaiting the next post on Cargo Modern...or not, but regardless here it is. So Cargo Modern is taking some interesting new turns and thus the delay in getting the container completed. Wes, the architect, has moved to Utah to take a job with an architecture firm there and Greg, the landscape designer, has taken a job in California. So what does this mean for the container business? It is alive and well and we hope to continue designing and building projects as interest and funds allow. In addition, we also are hopeful that these new markets will equal new opportunities.

As far as the current project goes we are down to painting the exterior. We primed and painted the base color and are ready to move on to the accent colors. It is basically windows, doors and the patio area. We are shooting for an Open House on Friday or Saturday the 20th or 21st of November. Anyone who is interested in attending and checking out the project can contact me via email at or Thanks for your interest and we should have a couple more posts before the project is completed.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

We're Floored

Though it was a long time coming the floor and paneling are officially in and the floor is ready to be sealed. Though the work has been going on, we did not get the pics posted until now. The outside of the container is almost completely primed and will be ready to paint very soon. We are hoping to have our open house in the coming weeks.

On another note, we were recently contacted by an entrepreneur in India who would like us to do some design work and potentially helping in the construction of container projects in India. We are working out some of the details and will hopefully work out a contract in the coming weeks. We will keep you posted.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


So if we were to make a list of our favorite things to do on a project such as this, painting wouldn't likely make the top 10. The paint looks great when it is done, but the process getting to that point is a bit taxing. Anyone who has done a fair amount of painting knows exactly what I mean. Anyway, the colors are looking pretty swanky and the feel of the space is changing dramatically. We also connected the puck lights for the niche shelves and need only to mount them. We've placed them on a dimmer switch to enable some flexibility for lighting the studio. They are a nice compliment to the custom fluorescent fixtures in the ceiling. Another coat of paint and some trim work, and then we are ready to install the flooring.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Keep it Rollin'

A couple of posts ago we spoke about the rolling door and what a cool feature it is. Here are some shots of the door in action and some detail shots as well. We finished sealing the plywood sheathing on the walls and ceiling and also sanded and primed the drywall. The custom lights are also finished and look pretty sweet. The finished interior is nearing rapidly. Many thanks again to JBut for spending some "free" time at the container and for the use of his equipment...He is a good guy to know and he is a master caulker to boot. Anyone who has ever caulked can appreciate this.

Cool Shadow Patterns

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cargo with Color

This week we spent some time working on our color scheme for the interior and exterior of the container. Below are the final colors for the project, which are pretty high on the scale of awesomeness. We will be sealing the plywood this weekend and working on finalizing the interior details. We will be using a no VOC paint on the interior to minimize the potentially harmful fumes resulting from off-gassing. We are also planning on using a ceramic additive manufactured by Insuladd on the exterior. This will reduce the heat gain on the steel exterior by as much as 40% and in turn lower the energy costs for cooling and heating the unit. These small decisions add up and help to make our project more sustainable. The finished product is around the corner...

A new rendering with the proposed color scheme. Just
threw this together a short while ago.