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.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Photos on Glass
I saw this artwork by photographer Amanda Weil, in House Beautiful and I thought the idea of a transparent or translucent image printed on glass was intriguing. Old daguerreotypes were printed on glass, so the idea could be adapted for some very steampunk images.
Weil makes furniture and screens as well as wall art, but for the DIY photographer, I'd look into Fracture. You can get an 18 inch diagonal print on glass for $35. According to their FAQ, "You'll be able to select "No Mount" for just the opaque printed glass or "Transparent" for the printed glass without any white background." I think that, paired with a sepia or black and white toned photo, would make for a impressive wall.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Steampunk Christmas Finds @ Hawksmoor's Bazaar
Friday, October 14, 2011
Steampumpins from Junk...
Friday, August 19, 2011
Zeppelin Inspired Loft
Zeppelins are the overarching inspiration -- including a wrecked one on the way to the bedroom.
It could be yours for just $1.75M! Here's the listing, with more pictures. (There's an open house this Sunday, if you live in the area.) More pictures at the Wall Street Journal.
Thanks to Diana Peterfreund (who writes *killer* unicorn stories) for pointing this out.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
One Shot Coffee
|Reclaimed wood and tin tiles.|
|The menu changes daily. So does the kraft paper roll. I love this idea -- wonder where you could use it in a house?|
|The "card catalog" style drawers are for tea.|
Monday, July 11, 2011
Lighting of the future, pretty enough for your antiques.
By Switch Lighting, this LED bulb is supposed to put off the same yellow toned light as the incandescents we've grown up with. It should be available in stores in October.
via Slate, thanks to Scot.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
New term: "Vintage Rustic"
So I've been hanging out on a new visual bookmarking site called Pinterest (warning: totally addicting if you like pretty pictures) and I noticed a new label on some of the home design shots I liked: Vintage Rustic. No, it's not entirely steampunk, but you'll like it for the combination of natural materials and vintage items, and it might help you as you search for inspiration and items that suit your fancy.
My favorite board on Pintrest is Rustic Chic. And if you get into the whole Pinterest thing, make sure you follow the Steampunk Home board I curate.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Apothecary Bathroom Inspiration at AT
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Canale's Home on DesignSponge
|Cephalopod in the a black and cream bathroom!|
|Light fixture by Roost.|
Monday, May 2, 2011
More Steampunk Flowers
Easter Arrangement, a photo by saracarl on Flickr.
Although not as cool as the wedding arrangements posted earlier, I thought I'd share my Easter arrangement.
In my little fantasy world, a resolutely single mad scientist absentmindedly tucked these lilies into a flask of alchemical experimentation rather than be distracted by her suitor's charms. (Yes, I'm weird like that.)
In reality, there were a bunch of Costco lilies, in a florist vase I picked up for its chemical lab styling, with water colored with food coloring to match the flowers.
Have you seen any other steampunk flower arrangements?
Friday, April 29, 2011
website, store of related products (including for the home), and videos.
Have you seen any another Steampunk libations on the shelves of your local purveyors?
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Reinventions at Thomasville
Monday, April 25, 2011
Finds from Cost Plus World Market
Friday, April 22, 2011
Steampunk Floral Arrangements!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Cement Factory turned Live/Work Space
There are many more pictures at the original post.
Thanks, Elisabeth, for pointing this out.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Maker on Wheels
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Happy 4th Birthday to the Steampunk Home!
(Image via Nostalgic Collage.)
Admin: New Viewing options
Mosaic (my favorite)
Snapshot (all the pictures, all the time!)
Or play around with all of them here.
This recently arrived in my inbox:
Everyone is invited to vote for their favorite plush in the Etsy Plush Street Team's latest team challenge: Steampunk!
Vote in two categories:
* Steampunk Gadgets
Hurry! Voting takes place on the Plush Team's blog April 18-23 for round one and April 25-30 for round two. The winner will be announced May 1st.
The Etsy Plush Street Team is a group of artists supporting and furthering ideas behind plush dolls, toys and all the soft areas in between.
Team challenges are meant to stimulate the creativity of our members. Each challenge follows a specific theme that acts as a springboard for new plush ideas.
All entries are for sale in the Plush Team's shop.
You can tell which one is my favorite. :) I think the blimp would be perfect in the newest steampunklet's nursery.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Torre de Belen
lissabon - torre de belem 2, a photo by riisli on Flickr.
Beautiful. Lisbon, Portugal.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Artistic, Antique Polyhedrons
Poliedros en el arte, a set by ayacata7 on Flickr.
A wonderful set of antique math prints on flickr.