Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New term: "Vintage Rustic"

In this "everything is google-able" world, sometimes all it takes is the right words and new worlds open up.  Case in point is this post from 2008 where I learned that "scissor arm lamps" are another name for "concertina arm lamps," and all of a sudden I could actually find (and purchase) the lamps I wanted on eBay. 

So I've been hanging out on a new visual bookmarking site called Pinterest (warning:  totally addicting if you like pretty pictures) and I noticed a new label on some of the home design shots I liked:  Vintage Rustic.  No, it's not entirely steampunk, but you'll like it for the combination of natural materials and vintage items, and it might help you as you search for inspiration and items that suit your fancy.

My favorite board on Pintrest is Rustic Chic.  And if you get into the whole Pinterest thing, make sure you follow the Steampunk Home board I curate.

17 comments:

paisley penguin said...

I am addicted to Pinterest too! I have been saving photos in a folder on my computer for years!

Deborah said...

I never knew there were actual terms for the way I love to live and design.

Dawson said...

Holy cow, Pinterest is amazingly awesome! Oh no...there goes my productivity... this is seriously good stuff. Thanks for sharing!

Bandhura said...

LOL...I'm HOOKED! Thanks for the link! Now I have even more excuses to waste time!

Sara said...

Another one of my favorite "boards" is "Map Quest" -- this one:

http://pinterest.com/shawnz/map-quest/

tammyO. said...

thanks for sharing the pinterest info. lots of great inspiration to be had!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

LOVE IT! So me.

Daedra said...

I love all your posts and pictures! I am recently trying to grow my own little venture (starting small and personal on Etsy) Any tips or good sites that will help an artist promote or grow? Love the blog !

Cheers!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrendFusionStudios

Plush Possum Studio said...

Well! We must check out this new place pronto!
And thank you!
Rose

Pinon Coffee said...

Yay! I just joined Pinterest this week! I am so following you. :-)

Miss History said...

It's been month with no post - I miss you! (You always have such interesting things to share.) But, hope the family is well - they come first!

Marcia said...

I'm with Miss History- hope all is well in your world! Your blog's always the first thing I go to when I have a few minutes to kill at work :) Great for finding ideas, creations to daydream about...

david said...

My wife, who is a columnist, and I are about to move and we have decided to decorate in a style we have dubbed "romantic industrial" See her brief article about it here:

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/jul/05/diva-romantic-industrial/

We found a dining table at West Elm, and a ceiling light fixture at Restoration Hardware (which actually looks even cooler in real life than it does in the catalog).

Anyway, I have made a "Romantic Industrial" photo album/swatch book where you can see photos of these, as well as some of the other items we will be putting in our new place, including a college desk chair from the 1800's (I actually sat in these to take calculus!), a baroque chair, and some cool artwork. You can view the album here:

http://gallery.me.com/davidfokos#100279

david said...

Oh yes! Also thought everyone here would enjoy this artist's "machine lights". Check them out, they are amazing!

http://www.frankbuchwald.de/index_eng.html

Ivan Chan Studio said...

Hi Sara,

I've been getting your posts via email and sometimes after my ooh's and aah's, I forget that I intended to come to your blog and let you know how much I enjoyed your post!

I just applied for Pinterest and LOVE the collection of images you've posted there. Thank you for putting all this awesome, geeky, STEAMPUNK beauty in one place (with links, no less).

I'm moving to an apartment in a streamline moderne designed home. It's not steampunk--but it could be (I actually have a porthole window! YES!). I will be looking forward to inspiration from you and your blog.

Thanks again for everything!

I.

Ivan Chan Studio said...

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Ivan Chan Studio said...

Oh, I was on a (defunct?) site called Sproost a while ago, and you can go through a quiz (picking images you like) and it will give you a "design type" based on what you like.

I came up as "Rustic Revival," which is very similar to "Vintage Rustic."

More search terms! :)

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