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.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Electrical Insulators turned lighting
Great light, made from repurposed antique telegraph and electrical insulators. At Napa Style.
Labels: electricity, lighting
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Your back! Yay.
Horribly sexy! I love these :)
Where have you been????
I've been following your blog forever and enjoy it immensely, but have never taken the time to say so before now. I tell everybody I know about your work. Thanks for all you do. You helped me define a passion I didn't even know I had.
And this lighting fixture idea is great!
Hi Maria -- I've been home with a newborn -- I'll try to get back on the blogging bandwagon, though!
Thanks for letting me know you enjoy the blog, Dave.
I have also missed you. Your images speak to me. Have fun with your newborn - they are so precious.
Glad to see you posting again, Sara! Hope you had a great holiday with the steampunklets and you're getting some rest. ^_^
congrats on the baby!
Oh, good idea. I have some old glass insulators which are destined to hold cables around a room. Thanks to this inspiration, when I build the stands for them, I'm going to add LED lights in the stands too.
So glad to see you back! Hope the baby is well.
Yay! Sara's back!
great idea. we now know exactly what we're going to do with the dozen insulators we just picked up in mississippi for a dollar a pop.
Fat Lady -- poke around Etsy, there are some examples of these insulators with LEDs in them there.
Bete -- jealous! $1 each! My father-in-law (the power engineer) has a small collection in his living room, and I think they look awesome just sitting on an end table.
now i want to see them sitting around on a table! take some pictures and let us see. ^_^
What a cool idea! BTW- love your blog!!
I've done my homework when I came across this blog. All I can say is that this model rocks! It has a touch of classical appeal. For sure, most brass pipe suppliers and brass distributors will be inspired when they see this.
There are other manufactures of insulatorlights. Look around before purchasing them because some are knockoffs and unoriginal upcycled repurposed design.
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