This custom camper van was created out of a Ram ProMaster for less than $20,000. See inside the design from one of the newest camper converters.

Dirtbag Conversions' Ram ProMaster build.
Dirtbag Conversions’ Ram ProMaster build.

Dirtbag Conversions

  • Oregon has a new camper van conversion company: Dirtbag Conversions, which was officially registered in May.

  • The company was founded by Kevin Marquardt, who has been converting vans for several years under the “Dirtbag Conversions” name.

  • Despite the company’s infancy, Marquardt has already seen a large number of inquiries, which he attributes to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • One of his builds, created on a 159-inch ProMaster with a high roof, was completed for under $20,000 for a client who wanted a van to take on long weekend trips.

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There are a multitude of van conversion companies in the market right now. One of the latest to enter the scene, Dirtbag Conversions, turned a 159-inch Ram ProMaster high roof van into a custom camper RV for under $20,000 for a client who wanted a van to

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You Can Now Personalize Your Porsche Design Watch

The options list rivals that of their cars.

According to Alexander Fabig, Head of Porsche Personalization and Classic: “There is great global demand for custom personalization from the factory. Around 90 percent of all 911 models are personalized for customers using equipment from Exclusive Manufaktur. Twenty-five percent of all vehicles delivered around the world from this product line pass through the Exclusive Manufaktur workshop, in which special customer wishes are also brought to life.” So why not bring that level of personalization to your Porsche timepiece, right?

If we look at the numbers, Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur offers up to 700 exterior and interior options across the entire Porsche product line. For more than 30 years, customers have been truly able to make their Porsche cars their own, and with so many combinations, there’s a big chance that no two Porsches will ever be the same. Especially if the bank

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IKEA and SPACE10 Launch Website to Rethink Interior Design

The key to great design often lies in the imagination process. After all, nearly every great product and innovation has come from asking a simple question like “what if?”. Now IKEA and its research and design lab SPACE10 are taking that idea further by creating a powerful virtual playground for experimentation.

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Called Everyday Experiments, the new site is dedicated to exploring fun innovations in the world of interior design. As a result of recent events like the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are finding themselves at home much more often than before, leaving many to contemplate different pieces and layouts for their spaces. Everyday Experiments allows you to further that exploration through various media formats.

“The future home should be about the people first. It’s a place for everyone to be safe, to feel comfortable and in control. Technology is quickly becoming a vital

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Design Duo Eleish Van Breems Brings Scandinavian Coastal Design to Nantucket

Photo credit: LANDINOPHOTO
Photo credit: LANDINOPHOTO

From Veranda

Arbiters of Swedish design since the duo’s inception in 1997, Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems of Eleish van Breems came together over their love of Gustavian antiques and have been imbuing American tastes with their vision ever since. Their first storefront, located in Westport, Connecticut, is their studio and design firm, where they have authored three design books about Scandinavian design. It’s no surprise their Euro-American aesthetic has been coveted by many East Coast households.

Light-hued and airy, Gustavian design lends itself well to storied American coastal aesthetics. So when the opportunity arose to begin a new endeavor in Nantucket, the duo grabbed at the chance.

“Nantucket has always been for us a place with a determined spirit of adventure and freedom very akin to the island communities of Sweden,” explains Eleish. “We are drawn to the special light, the sailing, the dramatic southern

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