You won’t find Shaggy or Scooby Doo in one of these rides, but those-in-the-know are converting vans into epic transports for road tripping or even — gasp! — tiny homes. And why not? You get to define life on your own terms and experience the freedom of the open road — all in approximately 50 efficient square feet. We had the opportunity to recraft an airstream for Great Parks Neighborhood and now we’re obsessed! (Can you say, “Yes, we van!”) Although van life is small in size, it’s big in design potential. From retrofitting a van with porthole windows to give it a nautical feel, to installing a rooftop solar system that gives them endless energy options, to planning a well-designed kitchen and bed, vanlifers are finding that they don’t have to compromise style to gain a home sweet (traveling) home.
How to Design with Pantone’s 2018 Bold Shade
There’s no better way to incorporate Ultra Violet into personal spaces this year than coloring meditative spaces with it. The color experts said Ultra Violet is “symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.” We recommend borrowing cues from nature to incorporate this mystical purple into interiors that transcend the ordinary, punctuating spaces with décor, accessories and statement pieces that evoke the mysteries of the cosmos.