Steampunk

This might be a really stupid question...but what the fuck is Steampunk? I mean I've seen plenty art with it in, but what the hell is it? A time in the future? A mixture of past and future? what? LOL

Jetamio 14 years ago
NM, Wikipedia ftw.
ROzbeans 14 years ago
I don't get it, to be honest. I haven't bought any of the steampunk poser stuff =x
Lessa 14 years ago
movies and books like City of Ember, The Time Machine, The Golden Compass, Series of Unfortunate Events, Waterworld, etc are all pretty steampunk themed.. Its like, futuristic or modern victorian.
Verileah 14 years ago
I'm hopelessly addicted to this blog
http://thesteampunkhome.blogspot.com/

The description actually summarizes the style pretty well.
ROzbeans 14 years ago
Wow a copper kitchen! I kinda like that one.
Laschae 14 years ago
We've been buying furniture for the living room and I bought a few steampunk-y type things. Just cuz they were pretty cool. This just came to the door : http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Victorian-Round-Top-Steamer-Trunk/3941806/product.html and Erik kept talking about this clock we saw and finally yesterday he said omg buy that clock hurry! http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Clock-and-Gears-Wall-Art/2403972/product.html

That penny floor idea is pretty cool.
Jetamio 14 years ago
oooooh, The Golden Compass is steampunk? I get it now then...mostly. <3 Lyra
Den 14 years ago
I've been buying steampunk jewelry for several months now, because I love the personality it has, combining really old things in modern ways. Its not always easy to find really 'good' stuff, but its fun looking. Flea markets and craft fairs are good sources, plus Etsy carries some really nice pieces. I'm hoping I'll find a source of materials soon and can try making some of my own pieces.

I wasn't aware that it had spread out into interior design though, but like a lot of what I see there
Temprah 14 years ago
oh wow... this style is incredibly cool. I dont think I could do my whole house in it but some things would be awesome. Especially that wall clock!!
Lessa 14 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOAsjYgTK-8

very cool video bout steampunk and a guy who designs steampunk stuffs. Eve suggested I post here
Eve 14 years ago
What can I say, I'm totally hooked on this stuff LoL
Lessa 14 years ago
For those who dont check RDNA so much, they are having a sale on all their Steampunk stuff, and their holiday giveaway is Steampunk themed

http://www.runtimedna.com/SteamPunk-Holiday-Sale/

http://www.runtimedna.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=157
Lillyanna-Windmane 14 years ago
That christmas tree is too cute!
Aniyah 14 years ago
I'm not quite sure I understand the style totally but there are a lot of dancers who are fusing this steampunk style with the traditional bellydance style and it has created an interesting combination of costuming and music.
Verity 14 years ago
Oh, My... for those of you who don't know.. there's a band called Abney Park here in WA that does steampunk music... they're awesome!!!

It's kinda a fusion of goth/piraty & all kinda of stuff. Their newest album has some awesome Middle Eastern/Gypsy/piraty/Roaring 20's sounds.

Why I didn't see this thread earlier I dunno, cause I"m so totally in love with steampunk Damn you Erin for not telling me about it!!

Even made myself an outfit to wear to an AP show back in August
Laschae 14 years ago
Bleh I thought I did lol.
Lessa 14 years ago
there are some really great freebies up for the rdna giveaway, and the sale is still going on.

The next exchange will be Steampunk themed.
Eve 14 years ago
Yeah I love Abney Park! I really would like to get some of their music after hearing a few songs
Verity 14 years ago
Eve.. if you ever get the chance to go to one of their shows, DO IT... omg, they're awesome. The one in August here had aerialists , firedancers & a steampunk fashion show!!! That & they have an amazing chemistry with the audience.

They also tend to have steampunk themed vendors with lots of fun goodies to browse through!!

Eve;110925
Yeah I love Abney Park! I really would like to get some of their music after hearing a few songs