time to board the ferry… next stop mainland Europe
After all the work getting the interior panels done, it’s finally time for a little road trip to Hessisch Oldendorf for the HO17 Vintage car show 2017. This show only takes place every 4 years so is pretty special. It […]

Hastings to Hessisch an everything in between…

perfect weather to be using the Fabrik Interiors cargo door canopy
As the decent weather continues, it’s good to crack on and get some more of the interior panels in place, plus once they’re in, the table and a few little extras can also be fitted. It’s almost like there is […]

the end in sight, Hessisch beckons…

We are here and it is now! | This is who I am cargo door panels
Well, my original non-original interior panels are coming along nicely… OK, I know they won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but the beauty of this interior is that nothing original gets harmed… well unless you count the original letterpress posters by graphic artist, […]

letterpress inspired interior for a classic camper

Fabrik Interiors striped door canopy
Nothing like the thought of getting ready for the forthcoming Hessisch Oldendorf show in Germany to get me motivated… so no pressure there then! That said, it’s helped me focus on getting a few of my ‘back burner’ jobs sorted […]

nearly Hessisch Oldendorf time… no pressure there then!

retro Ordnance Survey and vintage geological maps for the rear of the bus
With the Westfalia inspired overhead locker and table made, time to sort out the finish for the interior plywood panels. I’m continuing with the distressed typography and vintage map inspired look from the overhead locker as the basis for the […]

retro design camper interior takes shape

bus buddy night time tea by the sea
make your own table they said, it will be fun they said… well once you’ve gone through the process of applying 10 different coats of , it feels like the fun just keeps on giving! However, finally getting nearer to having […]

an original table for the interior design

playing around with layout compositions of various Anthony Burrill’s letterpress posters…
So with the Westfalia inspired rear overhead locker sorted, it was time to crack on with my idea for a table for the interior. Getting a table sorted for the bus will really help make it feel like a proper camper! 🙂 I […]

typography inspired table design

cool Porsche 911… all part of the aircooled family
Just had my second year anniversary with my bus, clearly time flies when you’re having fun 🙂 I don’t need to have a reminder set for the event, as it just so happens to roughly coincide with renewing the insurance and MOT. After all […]

time flies when you’re having fun

three Anthony Burrill letterpress posters cut up for the locker front
The decoupage process of gluing the original vintage world map to the underside of the locker shelf took a bit of work to complete. Stepping up from small test pieces to a large map was quite a challenge! After it was initially glued […]

time to break something to make something new

original vintage world map for the undershelf finish
Right, the basic elements are cut to shape for my Westfalia inspire rear overhead locker, it’s now time to bring them together and start looking at the final finishes for the unit. Plywood is a great construction material in that it […]

a good spanner in the works

new life for an original vintage Triumph spanner
Creative design inspiration can really come from anywhere. My interior design inspiration for the bus has actually come from the exterior of the camper. Since owning this VW bus, I have become aware of something called ‘Kintsugi’ – The Japanese Art of recognizing […]

Kintsugi inspiration – better through imperfection