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I'm a fan of retro-futurism. Steam Punk is a big part of R-F. LK might like these computers. http://link.brightcove.com/services/...ctid1135486277
post #2 of 24
Those are quite gorgeous. I'd love one on say, a Gio Ponti desk reupholstered in navy blue shagreen.
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I'm also a fan of steam punk. Some of those devices are really beautiful, but the guy's persona definitely borders on tacky. That said, if I had disposable income I'd purchase one of those keyboards.
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post #5 of 24
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I'm also a fan of steam punk. Some of those devices are really beautiful, but the guy's persona definitely borders on tacky. That said, if I had disposable income I'd purchase one of those keyboards.
Wow, I didn't expect any fans of Steam Punk on SF. I've been thinking about it all day.
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The lamps are fabulous. They are more retro-futurist than steam-punk. Steam Punk has a kind of DIY air to it. Check out one of the monitors shown in the video. http://steampunkworkshop.com/lcd.shtml
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Those are quite gorgeous. I'd love one on say, a Gio Ponti desk reupholstered in navy blue shagreen.
I thought you would like them. I don't think I want to cover this up.
LL
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Here is a blog they showed:

http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk/brassgoggles/

Be sure to scroll down and check out the short movie "A Gentleman's Duel." It's made by one of my favorite animation studios.
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Here is a blog they showed: http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk/brassgoggles/ Be sure to scroll down and check out the short movie "A Gentleman's Duel." It's made by one of my favorite animation studios.
While looking for the animation on the site I came across the wind powered scuplture of Theo Jansen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVV-o...related&search=
post #9 of 24
So this is steampunk? Man, I've been missing out. Seriously cool stuff.
post #10 of 24
Hate them. I don't get retro anything really. Retro cars, clothes etc etc. I'll stick with the stuff that is out now, thanks. If you wan an old typewriter, use an old typewriter.
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I like the steampunk aesthetic, but have a hard time imagining it working well in real life. Seems like you'd need an immersive environment. What's the point of building a steampunk computer to sit on your Ikea desk in your one-bedroom apartment built 10 years ago?

I wouldn't mind a small private den done up entirely in the aesthetic, though. Lots of dark hardwoods and brass.
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Awesome. I have a strange mix surrounding me, and have slowly been de-teching it. I am sufficiently geek enought to also like a techno-minimal look, so I don't want to deny tech its place, but it is too cheap, and too disposable, and too wasteful in its current incarnations. Regards, Huntsman
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I like the steampunk aesthetic, but have a hard time imagining it working well in real life. Seems like you'd need an immersive environment. What's the point of building a steampunk computer to sit on your Ikea desk in your one-bedroom apartment built 10 years ago? I wouldn't mind a small private den done up entirely in the aesthetic, though. Lots of dark hardwoods and brass.
Yeah, while I like the designs it does seem rather odd to pay a premium just to be sent back to the Stone Age, or at least give the appearence of such. Perhaps I'll just drool over those lamps in the meantime.
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Awesome movie.
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