Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Trailer Flash

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Airstream! Ever feel like packing up the bags, kidnapping the sweetie in your life, including Toto and Tito's (and no, Tito is not Toto's sibling, but rather vodka made and distilled in Austin, for all you non-Texans) and hitting the road Clark Grizzwald style? If I did have a chance to get away, you know it wouldn't be in a janky station wagon with Aunt Edna strapped to the roof; it would be in one of these stylish bad boys.

Case in point: Design Within Reach, the furniture retailer, collaborated with Airstream in 2007 to develop a trailer for the mobile young modernist. Hi, that's me!! It also has a separate bedroom, a flat-screen TV, an antenna and phone jacks. The 16-foot trailer retailed for $49,066 (not sure what it costs today).

The DWR features Airstream's "famously sleek aluminum skin design and custom pull-out awning."

The trailer has kitchen cabinets lined with green plastic laminate, a Nelson Ball Clock and a dinette with cushions upholstered in striped fabric by Paul Smith, the fashion designer, which doubles as a bed (the table slides down to align with the seats and the cushions serve as a mattress).

Jewelry designer Kristiana Spaulding's Airstream

Photo by Cody Cloud and Julia Galdo

Food Shark, Marfa, Texas

And last but not least, check out this awesome park by two former circus performers who have created a rare and unusual Airstream trailer park, Belrepayre Airstream Trailer Park, with outstanding views of the mountains, in the foothills of the
Pyrénées near Mirepoix, a historic town in southern France between Carcassonne and Foix.

Available on a self-catering basis, there’s a choice of nine authentic Airstreams from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, each furnished in period style with shag pile, disco balls and vinyl 45s to help you indulge in the atmosphere of the era. Rumor has it they're not down with the Disco era and will turn away trailers post 1970.

Isn't it fabulous and doesn't it look like it's straight out of John Waters' Pink Flamingos?!



Oh, I have been itching to park that little Bambi out on my front lawn, as a writer's retreat...for years now.
Surely my neighbors won't mind. ;P

Raina said...

Holy z-moley! That DWR trailer is amazing.

That might (maybe) get me to go camping. Maybe.

Eden Rose said...

I heart caravans so much! Love the first one, it's truley marvelous x

MmeSimon said...

Love it!

karly / design crisis said...

Those are awesome. On a side note, have you noticed that suddenly owning a food trailer in austin is like the coolest fucking thing ever? It's the new black! everyone has one. WTF?

me melodia said...

i want one like woah.