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.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The Morning Star Cafe
I just got an email from J.D. Ray with pictures of his cafe in Portland, which has recently reopened in a new space with a steampunk inspired decor. (My plans for world domination march forward, as J.D. says "the pictures, projects, and general ideas on things that you've posted on your blog were instrumental in us developing the decor for our cafe.")
The cafe features warm coloring, fabulous light fixtures, and a lovely gear laden mural.
Thanks for sharing, J.D. -- I know I'll be visiting next time I'm in Portland!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
India by Rail
By the photographer Steve McCurry. This was featured on a cover of National Geographic on "India by Rail."
The steam engine, with the Taj Mahal in the background, makes for one of the most romantic steampunk images I've ever seen.
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Labels: art, india, photography
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