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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Mr. von Slatt's Victorian RV
Mr. von Slatt (yes, that von Slatt) recently posted some pictures and a video of a school bus he converted to a Victorian styled recreational vehicle.
I was trying for a Victorian look in my design, I wanted something that had the feel of a sea coast summer house that had been in the family for generations. Something bright, light, and simple but with an air of country elegance. All within the constraints of material I found or was given.
My favorite is the kitchen, with blue greens similar to the interior paint of the typical school bus.
There's a whole video on how he did the conversion -- it's very interesting!
According to Jake's video, people ask: "Why would you do this?" His answer -- the best one -- "I love to build things!"
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