What we do in our spare time – and what our clients do too!

goodwoodWe are very lucky to have some wonderful clients here at ARC Airstreams. A few weeks ago we were treated to a fantastic day out at Goodwood with Scott McCallum from Avian, courtesy of our corporate Airstream clients Senergy. Here’s a pic of Scott and his son and some of the fabulous vintage racing cars on the track.

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sueIn other news, two of our clients are competing in the Clipper Race challenge – Sue Fontannaz of Origin Wine, owner of the Lava Lamp Airstream is on board right now on the Invest Africa yacht with skipper Rich Gould and Scott is participating in a different leg of the challenge later on this year.

www.clipperroundtheworld.com/crew
www.originwine.co.za
www.senergyworld.com
www.avian.co.uk

For Sale – Vintage Airstream Shell Ready for a Refit

1972 vintage Airstream for saleJust added to our for sale page today is this vintage 1972 Airstream.

This Airstream is a gutted shell, the chassis has been repaired and a new floor has been laid so it is now ready for a refit.

Could this be perfect for your own Airstream Project? Why not try and create your own amazing small space with this classic Airstream? Just like our Lava Lamp Airstream that was recently Featured on George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4. An Airstream like this in your garden needs no planning permission and is perfect for outdoor entertaining, as an office or guest accommodation. Just £12,500 with no VAT to pay.

1972 vintage Airstream for sale

1972 vintage Airstream for sale

1972 vintage Airstream for sale

The George Clarke Episode

For anyone that missed it here is a link to the full episode of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces that featured ARC Airstreams client Bernard and his amazing Lava Lamp inspired project. There’s a few ads at the beginning but it’s worth the wait.

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This is episode 2 of a series that’s currently running on Channel 4 on Tuesday nights. More info about the show here: www.channel4.com/programmes/george-clarkes-amazing-spaces

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Some external shots of the Lava Lamp Airstream

Last week our brilliant photographer Jeremy Phillips popped back to visit customers Bernard and Sue Fontannaz, owners of the Lava Lamp Airstream to take some pictures of it in situ at their home in Oxfordshire. This Airstream is going to be featured in a TV series on Micro Design on Channel 4.

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God Save the Queen! Happy Jubilee!

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Here’s another piccie from the Lava Lamp Airstream – this table top was fitted especially for the Queen’s Jubilee as the Airstream will be used at a jubilee party at the client’s home this weekend where they will be showing off our handiwork for the first time. We hope you all enjoy the bank holiday weekend too!

Airstream Delivery

Here’s the Lava Lamp Airstream being delivered to it’s new home in North Oxford on Monday. This Airstream is going to remain in the garden as a spare room and place to entertain guests, rather than going on tour. Unfortunately there is no access to the back garden from the road so it had to be lifted into the garden by an enormous crane. A big crowd of people turned up to watch and it was also filmed by a TV Crew for a new TV series on Micro Design which will be aired on Channel 4 in the spring! Here’s some photos of it going in:

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Airstream Delivery

Lava Lamp Lighting

Back to the Lava Lamp Airstream today and a closer look at the lighting. As previously mentioned, the whole design is based on the inside of the Lava Lamp and there’s one recessed into the wall between the kitchen and the rear seating area:

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Running along the ceiling is a panel fitted with hundreds of twinkling ‘stars’

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There are also some LEDs positioned around the main seating area

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Different lamps and spotlights are positioned throughout to illuminate the bathroom and the various cocktail making surfaces:

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lava lamp Airstream

The mood lighting can be controlled by remote control with a round controller to alter the colour, the speed of the twinkling and flashing and the brightness of the lights in different areas. In combination with the surround sound stereo system and various gadgets such as the wine cooler and popcorn machine this Airstream has been a very interesting job for our electrician Terry who originally learned his trade as a helicopter electrician for the Royal Navy.

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Project Lava Lamp

So the Lava Lamp Airstream is pretty much finished and last week our excellent photographer, Jeremy Phillips came in to take some shots for us which have attracted a lot of discussion and a very positive reaction on our Facebook page and over 100 new ‘likes’.

The Lava Lamp Airstream was designed for our client who is in the wine trade, as an unusual and exciting space for entertaining guests in his garden. As a temporary static structure it requires no planning permission as it will be listed as a garden structure. It can be used as a spare room for visitors and also a very funky party space. Next month we will be delivering it to his home and installing it with a crane as there is no rear access to the building – and yes we will put some pictures of this exciting development on the blog!

The colour scheme in the Lava Lamp Airstream is based on the inside of a lava lamp. It is equipped with everything our client might need for a party, including wine storage, cocktail cabinet, ice maker, wine cooler, top quality sound system, colour changing LED’s and of course, a lava lamp, recessed into the wall. For overnight guests, the seating area can be transformed into a large double bed and there is also a separate seating area / bunk at the rear.

We recently tweeted the chaps at Lava Lamp to ask them what they thought of it and they replied “Whoa. Talk about a hot ride!” That just about sums it up.

Here’s a few shots of the interior:

Lava Lamp AirstreamThe seating area features a table on a remote-controlled telescopic leg, to the right is the wine cooler and the cocktail cabinet (closed)

Lava Lamp AirstreamHere’s another view of the seating area, with the cocktail cabinet open – beneath it a serving surface can be pulled out. Set into the ceiling are some remote controlled, twinkling, colour changing LED lights which look like a starry sky.

Lava Lamp AirstreamClose up of the cocktail cabinet with pull out serving surface below.

Lava Lamp AirstreamHere’s the toilet and wash basin, continuing the orange and purple theme. The laminate in here is from a design called Kromablobs by Karim Rashid

Lava Lamp AirstreamAnother shot of the bathroom with additional seating to the rear of the Airstream

Lava Lamp AirstreamThe table in the seating area has a Sex Pistols God Save the Queen Design, in honour of Her Majesty’s Jubilee.

Next time, we’ll show some more detailed shots of the interior…