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.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Spider Web Chandelier
Here's a kitchen/dining room from Metropolitan Home, July/August 2007. The fixture reminds me of the Edison Chandelier by Pottery Barn (although surely that is a knock off of this?). I love how it feels like a spider web. This doesn't seem that hard to build yourself -- I'm wondering if I have a room it would suit.
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Love this... but I'd be compelled to change out the bulbs for compact fluorescent ones, which would ruin the steampunk effect.
Great idea - I actually have one in my kitchen - easily made - I bought a lamp and changed alot of things. The electrical basic is hardest to get but IKEA just happened to have something I could use.
It's unique. I like the smaller one better as I'm slightly particular about lighting. We're in the process of buying an octopus chandelier. Very excited.
Wow, that's really neat. I would love to have one in my future home some day.
With regards to the Ikea fixture..... can I ask which one you used? Does it require expert electrical skills? I am desperate to figure out a less $$ way to make such a simple fixture.
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