Steampunk is a unique place where love of gadgets, art, and the nostalgia for the Victorian-era antiques meet
...And steampunk fashion styles.
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science ... and speculative fiction ... featuring elements of fantasy ... came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. ... set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions ... or real technological developments. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or digital mechanical computers ... these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality.(Source: Wikipedia)
Steampunk wall tapestry from all posters.
If you didn't read the above, then steampunk (in decorating terms) can also be referred to as old world Victorian vintage style mixed with retro futuristic decor. They often include natural materials - antiqued brass, copper and metal, and often things like leather and lace, gears and watch parts and exposed copper plumbing.
Rusty Movements Wall Clock
Great steampunk style wall decoration.
Rusty Parts Clock
heart and arrow-shaped wall clock features a cool bronze and brick red Steampunk design. Featuring industrial steam pipes, bolts and gears, the clock is hand-painted, and given a distressed, aged finish.
For an authentic feel, buy fake steampunk weapons and mount them on the wall.
Make sure you have a bookcase filled with books. Hardcover, if you can.
Find, or buy, some old world wall maps to definitely complete the scene!
Globes and old clocks work as well. Think of themes like "punked gothic", "sky pirate" and "time traveller" - most of them are steampunk.
Other steampunk decorations to accent with: leather steamer trunks, old-fashioned globe, ornate mirrors, sextants and compasses, binoculars, gramophone, tri-pod cameras,
Steampunk home lighting ideas, industrial yet modern.
Jamie Young Steam Punk Floor Lamp
Industrial yet completely modern, Jamie Young offers up a trend-setting floor lamp for home or office. Inspired by the popular steampunk style, this striking floor lamp from the Gun Metal Collection features a whimsical shape and an industrial fantasy design.
Rockford Gear Top Industrial Rustic Side Table- Large
Definitely not just another cog in the wheel, this large round table reinterprets the machinery of the industrial revolution and creates a unique statement piece which fits perfectly into rustic and industrial inspired spaces.
Iron Arrow Decorative Steampunk Globe
This creative metal globe mixes the romantic with the scientific and makes a unique addition to your steampunk home decor. Constructed out of sturdy iron and finished in natural looking gold and Verde.
Minka Aire Gyro Belcaro Walnut Ceiling Fan
Steampunk Watch Gears Costume Ring, Jules Verne era with neo-Victorian Industrial in the Steamworks Steampunk antique style. The intricate design of this costume jewelry piece will allow you to make a whimsical fashion statement.
Steampunk Skull Containment Vessel
at design toscano
Celebrate the adventurous spirit of the age of Steampunk with our industrial age skeleton containment vessel that flips its Victorian skull lid to hold your vintage treasures! Fraught with a drill chuck, steam valve and intertwined gears, our Design Toscano creatively embellished designer resin work of decorative art boasts a faux oxidized brass finish for true authenticity.
Steampunk Throw Pillows
Steampunk rusted metal cogs cushion / pillow .. perfect for bedrooms or lounges .. throw on your sofa or stack on your bed for a perfect touch to your home decor
For The Love Of Steam Punk Throw Pillow
Another Steampunk design by Guilty Pleasures Wonderful rich design of vintage look steampunk art for the steampunk lover. Lot's of details on both front and backside of pillow. Add a touch of the past into your futuristic home decorating.
Just a simple steam powered calculator.
Today we use electricity and call them cash registers
steampunk phone covers and steampunk ipad covers
Huge variety of steampunk throw pillows, steampunk phone covers, steampunk ipad covers and lots more to browse at zazzle
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Animania in April, 2010
Photos taken by Kris Ezergailis: what a big camera
Be ready to pilot your zeppelin airship into battle in Steampunk fashion style. Such Steampunk clothes will instantly transform you into a Victorian Steampunk Pirate rebel ready to fly into battle and the Industrial Revolution with Science Fiction elements.
Simplicity 1819 Misses victorian era steam punk inspired costume sewing pattern includes skirt in two lengths, bolero, top and bustier.
Have you ever wanted to live inside the retro-futuristic world of a Jules Verne novel decorated in surreal, retro industrial, and steam punk elements? The owner is selling this apartment home — furnishings included—for ONLY $1.75 million.
office steampunk style
view more of this awesome steampunk home here
And for the ultimate wedding cake steampunk style!
more pictures from this steampunk wedding here
Want a little more steampunk in your life .....
here a few good reading references to get your juices flowing
Enter the astonishing world of 'Steampunk'. It's a glorious paradox of Victorian/Art Nouveau and steam-driven imagery that will make you swoon with delight. A world in which steam power and technology intertwine to create machines that are not only functional and practical, but unique and striking. Creating art based on the never world of Victorian times powered by steam but with our technology. It typically incorporates elements like gears and clockwork, tophats and waist coats, goggles and gas masks, and locomotives and airships.
The Steampunk Bible: An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature
Steampunk—a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the movement, tracing its roots in the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells through its most recent expression in movies such as Sherlock Holmes. Its adherents celebrate the inventor as an artist and hero, re-envisioning and crafting retro technologies including antiquated airships and robots. A burgeoning DIY community has brought a distinctive Victorian-fantasy style to their crafts and art. Steampunk evokes a sense of adventure and discovery, and embraces extinct technologies as a way of talking about the future. This ultimate manual will appeal to aficionados and novices alike as author Jeff VanderMeer takes the reader on a wild ride through the clockwork corridors of Steampunk history.
Replete with whimsical mechanical wonders and charmingly anachronistic settings, this pioneering anthology gathers a brilliant blend of fantastical stories. Steampunk originates in the romantic elegance of the Victorian era and blends in modern scientific advances—synthesizing imaginative technologies such as steam-driven robots, analog supercomputers, and ultramodern dirigibles.
The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement
The Art of Steampunk seeks to celebrate the world of Steampunk: a world filled with beauty and innovation. A world in which steam power and technology intertwine to create machines that are not only functional and practical, but unique and striking.
Inside, you will find the fantastical and stunning artwork of Steampunk artists from around the world. The 17 artists featured on these pages, among the frontrunners of the Steampunk genre, have had their work displayed at an exhibition at The Museum of History of Science at the University of Oxford, UK and have attracted the media attention of BoingBoing, one of the world’s largest blogs. Their artwork consists of everything from clocks and watches to light fixtures and jewelry, but every piece demonstrates hours of painstaking work and devotion from its creator. You will find that the artists themselves are just as unique and colorful as their masterpieces. Fully embracing Steampunk ideology, many have adopted a Victorian alter ego—a mad scientist persona to match the complicated intricacies of their artwork.
The Art of Steampunk brings the vision of the Steampunk artist alive on the page, providing a unique insight into the captivating and dynamic world of a vastly underground genre.
Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art
Steampunk Your Wardrobe: Easy Projects to Add Victorian Flair to Everyday Fashions
Steampunk your Wardrobe offers do it yourself-ers and crafters an easy and comprehensive, step-by-step guide to capturing a steampunk aesthetic in their fashions. Start with simple, easy-to-make projects, such as embellishing clothing you may already have, and proceed to more complicated alterations. Included are projects for steampunk jewelry, accessories, and clothing.
Steampunk is a unique place where love of gadgets, art, and the nostalgia for the Victorian-era antiques meet. An informative and instructional how-to book that will teach you how to create some relatively simple yet cool gadgets. This is the book you're looking for if you're ready to take that next step into steampunk. If jewelry collage assemblages made with watch parts and sewing miniature top hats isn't doing it for you and you want to go bigger.
The author starts by explaining a bit about steampunk, it's origins and what it is stylistically speaking, and also what it is not. He explains the tools and skills you'll need and how to find some of the tools less expensively . He tells you what tools will be necessary and which tools are wonderful to have if you can find room and afford them. The projects! Starting with the one thing everyone needs, goggles and ending with a cyber arm that looks like it might have come off a cylon if the cylon was built in Victoria's England. They have imagination inspiring names like "Aetheric Ray Deflector Solid Brass Goggles" which can be just a little scary.
If you have ever been curious about making steampunk gear this is THE book for you!
Another fun decorating variant for the Steampunker
Design and create your very own under the sea theme - Steampunk Style!
Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
The classic tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine the Nautilus
Games room filled with soft cushioned tentacles
The Nautilus from Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea game offices have an attacking octopus couch, a secret lounge hidden behind a bookcase, captain's quarters and a steampunk bike rack, plus a ton of other Victorian details.
Steampunk Nautilus Office Suite
Steampunk under the sea office decorating ideas
home theater Jules Vern's Nautilus submarine steampunk style
for fun Home Theatre decorating ideas
20,000 leagues under the sea home movie theatre - more pictures here
Nautilus Home Theater - lots more pictures here
has turned his 'Man room' into a replica of a submarine
- Nautilus submarine from Jules Vern's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
Just a little more inspiration to get you going ......
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