I believe that Steampunk is more than just brass and watchparts. It's finding a way to combine the past and the future in an aesthetic pleasing yet still punkish way. It's living a life that looks old-fashioned, yet speaks to the future. It's taking the detritus of our modern technological society and remaking it into useful things. Join me as I search for items for my house that combine the scientific romanticism of the Victorians with our real present and imagined future.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Test Tube Vase Project
I ran across this project on Curbly the other day. It's simple, easy -- I like projects that could be done in an afternoon or less. It's based on a stainless steel design on Sprout Home, but I think Chrisjob's version is closer to Steampunk. I think I'd stain the wood a dark brown to get a more Victorian feel.
With a little more work, you could extend Chrisjob's plans to a larger wooden test tube rack -- for spices or flowers:
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I am hopelessly* in love with Curbly. Chrisjob (creator of the test tube vase) and DIY Maven are my faves.
*Hopeless because I'm pretty much craft impaired.
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