A Brief Blog Profile: The Steampunk Home
by Thomas Hynes
Ok, so I only kind of know what "steampunk" means. I live close enough to Brooklyn (where the cool kids live) to hear people talking about it at bars and on the subway. But still, I only have, at best, a peripheral understanding of what it's all about. If I were trapped in a car with my mom and had to explain steampunk to her without the internet, I'd say steampunk is an appreciation of Victorian norms, mostly based around technology (like steam power). Put another way, it's what the future looked like in the past... Next, I'd ask my mother where in the hell she heard about steampunk.
And then I'd probably tell her to look at The Steampunk Home. My mom really likes home design, and this site would probably be a great way for her to get a handle on the genre. In their own words, they say the blog is all about "finding a way to combine the past and the future in an aesthetically pleasing yet still punkish way. It's living a life that looks old-fashioned, yet speaks to the future." And yeah, that's way more eloquent than my description.
I think a really good example of what steampunk home design looks like is this zeppelin-inspired loft. Using valves in your bathroom is also another way to keep it steampunk. And I think everyone can agree this octopus table is pretty sweet. Really, The Steampunk Home is an awesome blog with some really creative ideas on how to remodel your living space. Take a look for yourself. Click around. You'll like it. So will your mom.