Transtudio Travel Blog

New Transit Minimal Camper Build

oliv­er­mel­lan : August 29, 2016 8:17 PM : Transtu­dio

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New Can­vas.



A can of white gloss spray paint matched the inte­rior paint pretty spot on, so touch ups of scratch marks and stains got a few coats. Didn’t have to do much mask­ing either. Left up the con­stant mil­lion dol­lar beach view van art 🙂IMG_6754

















That’s my mom! A lit­tle over 3 years ago she helped me build this mod­u­lar sleep plat­form and stor­age setup for my van in Arling­ton, Vir­ginia. After few years of liv­ing with this setup, I wanted to exper­i­ment more, so con­ve­niently she was vis­it­ing San Fran­cisco and got to come help me take it apart at Hayes Val­ley Art­works so I could trans­port the Water Bowl.
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New Exper­i­ments!

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Webcam Post 07

oliv­er­mel­lan : March 19, 2013 7:33 AM : Blog, PROJECTS, Transtu­dio, WEBCAM CHALLENGE

On my way west, Ive had a few fun adven­tures along the way. thanks for peo­ple help­ing peo­ple. what makes the world go round and vans get out of the mud.

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Webcam post 2

oliv­er­mel­lan : March 3, 2013 8:12 PM : Blog, Transtu­dio, WEBCAM CHALLENGE

I had a neat lit­tle setup with a man­frotto magic arm and my canon 60D shoot­ing a still image every 30 sec­onds. Magic Lat­tern hack gives you inter­velome­ter options for still and video mode. The 2nd video in the web­cam chal­lenge with Adri­enne O’Docharty…mine is a lit­tle late. finally got to my dads house with inter­net. another one post­ing tonight!

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The Transtudio is getting ready for the departure

oliv­er­mel­lan : Feb­ru­ary 15, 2013 3:18 AM : Blog, Transtu­dio, Uncat­e­go­rized


I’ve had my Ford Transit crammed into the garage for the past few weeks to work on it in some warmth.

It has been a fun design process try­ing to main­tain the nat­u­ral open­ness of the van and cre­at­ing a func­tional pas­sen­ger and sleep space while max­i­miz­ing stor­age. My mom has helped out a lot in the con­cep­tu­al­iz­ing and build­ing phases. March 1st, I’ll depart for San Fran­cisco!

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