Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New term: "Vintage Rustic"

In this "everything is google-able" world, sometimes all it takes is the right words and new worlds open up.  Case in point is this post from 2008 where I learned that "scissor arm lamps" are another name for "concertina arm lamps," and all of a sudden I could actually find (and purchase) the lamps I wanted on eBay. 

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

Kelmit pointed out this roundup over at Apartment Therapy -- I like the idea of the linen shower curtain and the succulents in tea tins!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Canale's Home on DesignSponge

I liked the home of Kimberly and John Canale over on DesignSponge.  Here's just the two most steampunkish bits.

Cephalopod in the a black and cream bathroom!
Light fixture by Roost.

Monday, May 2, 2011

More Steampunk Flowers

Easter Arrangement by saracarl
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?


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