Monday, March 26, 2012

Byte Magazine Covers

Ben brought home an old Byte magazine that someone had loaned use for the Steampunklet (the cover article was on Logo, which she's getting into), and that made me think it would be fun to frame some of the covers.  Luckily, DigiBarn has old covers scanned in with a good non-commercial license.

What do you think?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Photos on Glass

I saw this artwork by photographer Amanda Weil, in House Beautiful and I thought the idea of a transparent or translucent image printed on glass was intriguing.  Old daguerreotypes were printed on glass, so the idea could be adapted for some very steampunk images.

Weil makes furniture and screens as well as wall art, but for the DIY photographer, I'd look into Fracture.  You can get an 18 inch diagonal print on glass for $35.  According to their FAQ, "You'll be able to select "No Mount" for just the opaque printed glass or "Transparent" for the printed glass without any white background."  I think that, paired with a sepia or black and white toned photo, would make for a impressive wall.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Steampunk Christmas Finds @ Hawksmoor's Bazaar

There's a nice article over at Hawksmoor's Bazaar featuring steampunk Christmas finds, like the one above.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Zeppelin Inspired Loft

Have you seen this Chelsea loft?

Zeppelins are the overarching inspiration -- including a wrecked one on the way to the bedroom.

It could be yours for just $1.75M!  Here's the listing, with more pictures.  (There's an open house this Sunday, if you live in the area.)  More pictures at the Wall Street Journal.

Thanks to Diana Peterfreund (who writes *killer* unicorn stories) for pointing this out.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

One Shot Coffee

I thought this space, The One Shot Coffee Shop in Philly (found via a post on Apartment Therapy), was beautiful.

Reclaimed wood and tin tiles.

The menu changes daily.  So does the kraft paper roll.  I love this idea -- wonder where you could use it in a house?
The "card catalog" style drawers are for tea. 

Check out the entire post on AT, including closeups of the awesome tea drawer labels.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lighting of the future, pretty enough for your antiques.

The only energy efficient lightbulb that I'm tempted to put in my home -- wouldn't this look great dangling from a Edison chandelier

By Switch Lighting, this LED bulb is supposed to put off the same yellow toned light as the incandescents we've grown up with.  It should be available in stores in October.

via Slate, thanks to Scot.


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