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design: just plain cool

OK – if you’ve been paying any attention at all you’ll know I am a huge fan of the Airstream. My friend Sal and I got to see the latest one first hand at a recent LA design show where Airstream had partnered with Victorinox to create a particularly finely crafted caravan. But check out the Mehrzeller. My cousins are planning to drive across Australia with their kids. At first I was jealous. It sounded like such a great adventure and then I thought about being stuck in a caravan for months. Not really my cup of tea –  but if we had one of these caravans I may just change my mind. Christian Freissling and Theresa Kalteis, two designers from Graz University of Technology in Austria, are the brilliant minds behind it. Via Squob.

house: on the go

The Airstream is one of my favourite local designs. It was 1931 when Wallace Merle Byam built a silvery camping trailer in his back yard in Los Angeles. I’ve always wanted to rent one of these mobile homes and travel up and down a coast (east or west). I found one for rent in Santa Barbara…or DWR has tricked one out. But you’d have to buy that one….for $49,066.. If you are going to spend that kind of money there’s also the special edition Victorinox. Airstream has partnerd with the Swiss Army knife guys to create a new sleek 2009 model. Now I just have to convince the family it’s a good idea. (The image above is from the Vintage Airstream Club).