Friday, October 13, 2017

Bring Your Own Boogie Van Run

So many cool vans and fun people! Here are some van highlights. Kinda obvious, but I have a hankering for anything JACKED UP and SHAGGY or FUZZY  inside. Unfortunately I had my phone set on video instead of photo half the time, so tons of my photos didn't... uh... happen. Duh! Big thanks to California Street Vans for the good times.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

So You Wanna LIVE in Your Van?

Seeing as one of  DON'T COME KNOCKIN's most popular stories is Slummin' It: Tips for living in your van, without being hassled by The Man, Here's some more inspiration for van living! 79 times. Seems like this is very HOT topic these days.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks Dad!

Found this old pic from 1999 right after I bought my gutted out cargo van, and my dad helped me build out and insulate the walls... thus helping it become THE RED HOT SHAGGIN' WAGON! Thanks again dad!

Bay Area Women Vanners

When San Francisco Magazine contacted me because they wanted to do a story on bay area women vanners, I was wondering who they'd be interviewing. Guess who? A couple of the three contacts I PROVIDED THEM! When the journalist asked to me send "five or six bay area women vanners" she could include in her piece, I laughed and said, "I know of three." I don't think it's what she had in mind. My favorite thing about being in this awesome spread is that the mag online is "modern luxury dot com." Who knew that I would be interviewed someday for a MODERN LUXURY magazine!?  HA! Also included are Sweet Cicely and Mercy Cat, both of whom I have interviewed for DON'T COME KNOCKIN'. Bummed my friend Piper declined to be interviewed because she is real bad ass and her van is super cool.

To see the story online, click here (after link comes up, click on CONTINUE in upper right of the annoying advertisement)...

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Cool Condoms

That's RIGHT!

"This would make a great addition to a farm scene or diorama."

ebay post.
"This would make a great addition to a farm scene or diorama."

"1975 Chevy free candy van Lifted 4x4. Custom 1:64 scale diecast. Hand painted flat black with free hand writing on the side. It has plastic wheels and it rolls freely. This was built just for fun. It's sure to be a conversation point in your Diorama. Matchbox custom! My custom diecast models are intended for the adult collector and not meant for young children to play with. This would make a great addition to a farm scene or diorama."

Monday, May 8, 2017


 This... makes... me... GAG!

Quoted from article:

"The collapsing distance between brand and life has led to social-media influencing, in which advertisers pay for endorsements from people with strong online followings.

There is an undeniable aesthetic and demographic conformity in the vanlife world. Nearly all of the most popular accounts belong to young, attractive, white, heterosexual couples. “There’s the pretty van girl and the woodsy van guy,” Smith said. “That’s what people want to see.” At times, the vanlife community seems full of millennials living out a leftover baby-boomer fantasy: the Volkswagens, the neo-hippie fashions, the retro gender dynamics.

Top social-media influencers receive tens of thousands of dollars for endorsing a product, but King and Smith aren’t there yet; they make between five hundred and fifteen hundred dollars for each sponsored post. Last year, their first year attempting to earn a living primarily through social media, they made eighteen thousand dollars. In the first two months of 2017, they had already lined up ten thousand dollars’ worth of endorsements. Smith and King told me that they work only with brands they feel connected to. “We try to leverage the power we have as influencers in the social-media world to bring light to companies that are doing good in the world, that are creating products we believe in,” King explained. “We see every dollar as a vote.” They are sponsored by several companies whose products they use every day, including TruthPaste, which makes clay-based toothpaste, and Four Sigmatic, a “superfood company” that sells instant coffee enhanced with mushroom elixirs."

Scrappy but Cool!

Sunday, January 22, 2017