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, 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?