Friday, January 18, 2008

my bro's airstream




my brother is definitely a drifter. as of now, his home is in the usa but we never know when that zip code might change. for the last 10 years, he has lived back and forth from thailand. you ask what he does over there...he drifts...he teaches english sometimes...he acts in commercials and movies (americans stand out there, especially a 6' light- brown haired guy)....and he owns a laundry mat/ bar (yea, weird combo but apparently it makes sense there). my fam has adjusted to the fact that my bro is a drifter.

so when he made the purchase of this 1959 airstream it just seemed to fit. he found it online...he is one of the people who can search the internet effortlessly...very unlike myself. if i have a problem w/ my computer, i immediately start cussing out geek squad (i always blame my computer problems on them...they set up my PC when i started my company (should have gotten a mac) and i think they put a curse on it that only "geeks" know how to fix). one day he called me and said, i bought an airstream and i want you to help me fix it up. and the next thing i know, it was delivered from somewhere across the country and was parked at our cabin. it lives there. the people who own airstreams are kind of like a cool cult...they all worship these vintage steel motor homes. and they rightfully should, it's definitely not your typical motor home....

i am so excited to help my bro w/ the renovations of this 1959 piece of coolness. it definitely needs a little TLC; it's taken some beating up in the last 50 years...the first purchase my brother made was carpet tiles from FLOR. we decided on a stripe pattern carpet that we are going to lay in a random pattern...i think it is going to look really cool when it's down! when i go home in a couple of weeks, i'll take pics of it and will fill you in as our renovations take place. it's a very slow process...b/c after all, my bro is a drifter.....

7 comments:

Brilliant Asylum said...

What a cool job--and brother. Keep us updated on all of the progress.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Very cool. I love the the airstream. I have to admit I would stress out if my brother wondered around like yours, but at least you get to see him for a while.

aimee said...

I just stumbled across your blog. I'm not a designer but am obsessed with design blogs and magazines. I also live in Charleston and am obseseed with all things pink (hello darling new fuschia coat)! What a fun read.

M&Co said...

So cute!!! Love it! Will you post after photos?

Indecisive Friend said...

I think my brother and your brother have alot in common...maybe mine can drift with yours so they have some company...

suzannemarques said...

you have to post photos asap! sounds like so much fun to decorate.
i can't believe your brother is letting you decorate it. :)
i have two who would have none of it. lucky!

THE PRICE FISHER said...

Would love to see an update on the Airstream. Congrats on the pregnancy. Boys are a lot of fun.