The Steampunk Home | July 31, 2011
I thought this space, The One Shot Coffee Shop in Philly (found via a post on Apartment Therapy), was beautiful.
|Reclaimed wood and tin tiles.
|The menu changes daily. So does the kraft paper roll. I love this idea — wonder where you could use it in a house?
|The “card catalog” style drawers are for tea.
Check out the entire post on AT, including closeups of the awesome tea drawer labels.
The Steampunk Home | May 10, 2011
Kelmit pointed out this roundup over at Apartment Therapy — I like the idea of the linen shower curtain and the succulents in tea tins!
The Steampunk Home | March 2, 2011
I found this great shelf over at Apartment Therapy. The rest of the space is too modern to be steampunk, but I thought the pipes as shelf supports were a clever idea. There’s also a modular shelving unit made out of piping and wood shelves.
The Steampunk Home | January 22, 2011
Every year, Apartment Therapy (the grandpappy of home design blogs) sponsors a contest for the best home design blog of the year. I’m wondering, if after almost four years of posting here, if I might have enough readers to be in the running.
Besides, wouldn’t it be fun to show all those minimalist modernists how the other side lives?
Here’s how to do it:
1) Follow this link.
2) Register to be able to comment on Apartment Therapy.
3) Comment on the above link with the following content:
Name: The Steampunk Home
I need to be in the top 6 to make it to the next round, so the more people who add a comment, the higher the likelihood I make the actual voting.
Nominating runs until January 25th at midnight EST.
The Steampunk Home | August 12, 2010
Blend Studios is a “creative collective” in Milwaukee, Wisconsin specializing in 2D, 3D, and sound media. I suspect they should also consider interior design gigs — their offices are unique and very personalized.
The office that has the most steampunk vibe is Nick’s — largely due to the mix of industrial salvage and antique wood used by his brother Jordan to make the desk and shelving.
- fabric curtains to soften the industrial edges
- damask wallpapers
- dark colors — especially grey
- Edison bulbs
- leather furniture
- soft throws
(One of the challenges I’m finding to using a lot of harder materials like metal and stone is keeping it soft enough to be comfortable. Office space perhaps doesn’t have to be as comfortable as a home, but I like how they use fabric drapes, upholstered furniture, throws, and wallpapers to soften the feel.)
See more pictures and read more about it at Apartment Therapy and the Blend Studios website.