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

sometimes night time is the right time
With the rear Westfalia inspired overhead locker fascia, door and shelf cut to shape, time to crack on with getting it finished! The thicker plywood fascia had a couple of small gaps and splits in it which needed filling and gluing […]

camper interior… nothing like a challenge to inspire

the testing pays off, we have the beginnings of an overhead locker
Me being a bit OCD in nature, I was glad I had decided to make a few little tweaks to my development and testing templates. The unit will literally be over my head when trying to get to sleep in the […]

my new camper interior starts taking shape