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.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Art Donovan's Newest Creations
Art is a longtime favorite here at The Steampunk Home, and it's been a while since we've seen a new piece from him (he's been too busy curating the steampunk exhibit at Oxford, among other things...) Luckily for us that dry spell is over.
Pictured above is the Oxford Station Wall Lamp. It's my favorite of the new pieces -- I love how it combines Art Deco lines, an long Edison bulb with such a large glass shade that reminds me of early surgical operating rooms (for some reason...)
This is the Ferryman Reading + Research Lamp.
Art says: "Captain Nemo had a tremendous library on board his vessel, the "Nautilus".
What the good Captain didn't have was a proper reading lamp."
Like the one your grandmother uses with her sewing. Only much, much cooler.
This one has a neat "flame in globe" bulb -- as if you were an alchemist experimenting with catching fire. Eventually Edison would beat you to it, though...
Thanks for sharing, Art!
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I love your blog. I didn't know anything about Steam Punk until I saw it. Now I look forward to learning more about it and maybe even incorporating a bit of it into my home.
Thanks for all the great inspiration.
i am guessing that this art donovan isn't the famous football player for the ex-baltimore colts in the 1960s.
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