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, June 28, 2010
Mechanical Iris Peephole
Maker Chris Schaie has created this wonderful irising peephole for his workshop -- and yours too!
Chris says "It was created via a long discussion thread on brassgoggles (Due credit goes to Robo Von Bismark on said forum for the design inspiration) and a lot of trial and error." He's also working to "create a full sized door incorporating this design for [Bruce Rosenbaum's] upcoming 20,000 leagues exhibition in Foxboro."
It's available at Maker's Market for $385.
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Thanks for sharing this. Love your blog:-)
Author of The Princess and the Pee
I adore this! Its one of those things if I saw it, I would have to have it.
I think I'm getting really starting to get into this Steampunk!!
Isn't that such a great piece ? :)
Would you like some iris window shades with that?
This is terrific, Chris! I'd love this at my house!
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