Friday, April 30, 2010

In Bruges Set

Halley DeVestern recommended I check out this set from the movie In Bruges, of a shabby opulent gun dealer's home.

I agree, it's great in it's cluttered, antiqued, fabulous look!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Amanda's Before & After

Remember Amanda's living room? The one I brainstormed a "makeover" of? Well, Amanda's finished it now (as much as any room is every done), and she has done an incredible job.

Here's what it looked like "before"

And here's some "afters"

One of the best things she did -- I don't think I would have been this brave -- was to paint the floors. Dark.

Such a big, dramatic change.

Good job, Amanda! If you want to find out more, she has a lot of posts about the process -- including her very tight budget -- here.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dennis Slootweg Furniture

Allison sent me the following:

The Storque describes this furniture as looking "as though it was rescued from the rusty depths of a long-since-sunken submarine".
Pretty cool stuff by Dennis Slootweg:

And, indeed, it is very cool furniture:

Can't you see this lit up for a steampunk ball?
He calls these rust cupboards. Charming...

Me, I think these would fit in a rusty, bucket of bolts spaceship, cruising the stars while experiencing swashbuckling adventures and engaging in barely legal but morally upright shenanigans.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The ModVic House

Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum -- also known as ModVic -- have not only created the most steampunked house ever, they are also opening it up for tours as part of the Sharon, Massachusetts Old House Tour on May 2nd.

Here's a sneak peak of the house -- there are many more images, projects, and how-tos at the online property showcase and the ModVic site.

The Kitchen

The Stove -- but wait!

The stove is modernized with a drop-in Miele stovetop!

The office

The Media Room -- I love the stained glass windows as wall art and the muted browns and greens.

The workroom (yes, there's a workroom & an office!)

ModVic is also sponsoring a Steapunk Form and Function Design Competition, with entrants exhibited at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham MA from October 22, 2010 to May 10, 2011. Pretty neat!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Springtime Finds from Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware has an incredible set of steampunk worthy pieces this spring.

(So many the easiest way to show you all of them was in this kaboodle slide show -- click through if you want links...)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Steampunk Chic Gaming Tables

If you game -- and there are lots of awesome looking steampunk themed RPGs out there -- check out what Laurie just sent me:

I was at PAX East this past weekend, and this company was displaying their amazing gaming tables. These tables are so amazing in person, the illustrations on their website just don't do them justice. Here's another site with a better pic, and this site gives a video tour of the booth at PAX. The Sultan table is particularly steamy. I don't even play tabletop games, but after seeing the Sultan I wanted to start just so I'd have an excuse to buy one.
Hope you enjoy!
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