Current Crush-All Things Steampunk

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The Steampunk style makes me happy and a little bit giddy.

What is Steampunk? LOVE this definition.

As defined by Wikipedia…

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy, that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era Britain[citation needed] — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. 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 (such as Charles Babbage‘s Analytical engine); these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality.

Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other). Apart from time period and level of technological development, the main difference between cyberpunk and steampunk is that steampunk settings usually tend to be less obviously dystopian than cyberpunk, or lack dystopian elements entirely.

Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual artisans into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.

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This is my favorite steampunk site.

An awesome book about the steampunk style.

Steampunk Decorating.

Steampunk fashion

Steampunk crafts and fun projects!

Steampunk Treehouse

Steampunk WALLPAPER

Beautifully decorated steampunk house.

Sci-Fi novels turned into steampunk movies !

Another interesting site on the subject… and another

And a list of steampunk links

and even more steampunk here!

I LOVE Steampunk Magazine!

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~Melissa

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  6 comments for “Current Crush-All Things Steampunk

  1. Robin
    July 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    What a funky-cool style! Personally, I think it looks amazing in houses like yours…beautiful Victorians…but colossally out of place in nearly any other house style. Admittedly, I do have a rather strong feeling of decorating one’s house as appropriate for the architecture of the house: if you don’t have a Victorian house, lets not pretend you do! One might say I have no creative vision, but that is another entry altogether 😉

    xo,
    Robin

  2. July 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks so much for commenting Robin. I think you’re right, there is a certain type of home that I believe shows off the steampunk style better than others, and the Victorian homes seem to show off that style perfectly. I think you’re very creative! I look forward to sharing some of my steampunk art and projects on this blog in the very near future. Stay tuned 😉

    Love,
    Leisa

  3. July 5, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Here is a very in-depth steam punk site… Lots of great information:
    http://steampunkscholar.blogspot.com/2010/05/defining-steampunk-as-aesthetic.html

  4. July 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for the link J 🙂

  5. Kimber Dunn
    October 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    WOW – these are a ton of fun to look at!! Fascinating style and amazing imagination.

  6. admin
    October 5, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I agree Kimber! I’ve been in love with this style since I was in college. If you like this, check out the amazing art of my favorite steampunk artist, Daniel Dociu. There are a lot of supposed steam punk “artists” out there with a fakey, computer generated look that is completely opposed to the pure, authentic style of steam punk. When I think steam punk I think H.R. Giger and Daniel Dociu.

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