If you live in the Southwest and are contemplating ways to make your home greener (and prettier!) this Spring, you're in luck. You may remember Laurie Furber's tips for easy eco entertaining, but now, the Greenhouse Design Studio owner is taking her ecommerce shop to the streets.Laurie will be driving a vintage airstream through the Southwest, touting stylish eco home wares and expert advice for implementing practical green design. The Greenhouse Design Studio pop-up airstream will hit destinations like the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs and the Bunkhouse hotels in Marfa and Austin, TX, with a donation to the Carbon Fund to offset their trip. Keep reading to see if the Greenhouse Design Studio pop-up airstream will roll into your hood!
Recently, we've been dreaming in Airstream. The retro vibe of an Airstream trailer is innate in its funky shape and aluminum hue, but, recently, many Airstreamers are choosing to bring beautiful hues and luxurious fabrics into their nontraditional spaces, like this renovated Burning Man gem. Living outside in comfort, luxury, and style sounds right up our alley.
We came across a pretty impressive project, named Runaround Sue, from New Prairie Construction. She was a pretty sorry sight to begin with, but the transformation is nothing short of amazing. The space is so rich looking yet completely practical. The best part of Runaround Sue? She's currently for sale! Take a look at the number the team from New Prairie Construction did on this pretty project.
Well we did it. Towed our Airstream into a meadow for some great photo opportunities. For the entire week before our endeavor, I was very worried about the drive in — but in the end, the Airstream bravely (and slowly) towed over gravel, potholed, bumpy, uneven road and ended up here:
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I decided that our Airstream trailer needed an atomic ball clock and since I've been itching to get crafty, I thought I'd give it a try and make one myself. As soon as the trailer makes its way home (it's currently enroute from LA) I'll post pictures of this clock inside of it.
All I needed was:
- 12 styrofoam balls
- 12 wooden skewers
- 1 styrofoam disk
- Hot glue gun
- Kitchen scissors
- Pretty card stock paper for the face of the clock
- Embellishments for the edges of the clock
- And of course, a clock mechanism
The whole project cost less than $20.
Berkeley-based designer Joshua Ganshorn of Able+Baker Design, whose handmade maple bench I've previously featured on the site, is back with a completely different project. This time, he's completely transformed a 1968 Airstream Ambassador Trailer, designing and crafting everything from the cabinets to the automated futon to the color scheme.Features of the Airstream include formica countertops and seating, a custom-made automated futon, custom walnut cabinets, custom-made dual-glazed windows, custom no-VOC paint, genuine maple veneer flooring, a custom pocket door, and new halogen lighting throughout.
As far as appliances go, the Airstream has been outfitted with a new AC unit, an on-demand water heating system, stainless steel appliances, and JBL 5.1 Surround Sound with iPod input in a desk drawer.
The owner, Tricia Roberts, has a great eye for fashionable, affordable finds, and I always find some must-have item when I stop by.
Now, Adelante has started Curb Service, a mobile shopping adventure that's fit into a retrofitted 1976 Airstream. Available for rent for private parties, showers, or other special events, this adorable trailer was once Tricia's husband's hunting getaway. To see how it's been transformed, read more
The Airstream has been around since the early '30s, when Wally Byam began building trailers in his backyard. Since that time, various models have come and gone, but the classic shape has influenced countless artists, crafters, and wanderlust-struck citizens in general. I'm a huge fan of the classic Airstream shape, so I thought I'd see what I could find from artists and crafters who were also inspired by the Airstream.
Do you think that $49,066 is better spent on say, your mortgage, than a Design Within Reach Airstream? But do you still covet the fluid lines of the classic touring trailer? Then scratch your Airstream itch with today's Steal of the Day.
I love the space-agey gold background in this original painting, and the simple, pretty rendering of the Airstream, which was painted by Austin, Texas, artist Stephanie Nance. There are several original Airstream paintings for sale on Stephanie's Etsy store, and more on her website, all starting as low as $45. So head over there and grab one before they sell out!
In 2000, architect-designer Chris Deam gutted a vintage trailer to create a booth for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, and DWR contacted Deam about creating a special edition trailer for their customers. The result is a 100% outfitted vehicle, with a light and airy interior made of the most durable materials. DWR equipped the galley with top-notch amenities like an Elkay faucet, recessed halogen lights, eco-friendly flooring, glossy overhead lockers, custom aluminum window treatments, and a Sony sound system. It is also dressed with modern DWR décor accents like a Nelson ball clock ($300), Heller dinnerware ($60), a Tom Dixon Wire Coatrack ($300), and Tripolina chairs ($400).
Even the most steadfast indoorswoman can appreciate the beauty of this updated icon. It could be a perfect hideaway from a busy life, stationary or on the road—if you can afford it.