February 14, 2008 at 3:42 PM #55137
Not much steampunk, but I try and decorate a bit old-fashioned and thought you might find some of these.. inspirational?
Some pictures of my desk, which I don’t use an awful lot (usually with my laptop on the couch) — which is why it’s so organized!
Here’s a globe a bought about two months ago. They had a huge version of thing which cost more than 100 euro. This one was relatively cheap.
And I clock I got for my birthday last year from friends.
Please do share your own steampunkian, Victorian, or just generally old-fashioned… stuff.February 14, 2008 at 11:14 PM #62185
Hmm, apart from my hotch-potch antique book collection (most definitley NOT shelves upon shelves of brown shiny leather bound tomes, though ) there’s not too much i can do with my uni room, and my room at home has no free space in it (and when i leave here i’ll have to find room for even more books, ack). There IS a shop around here that does antique globes though .
Hmm, ought to go looking around the antique shops for some Magnet tomorrow, to celebrate 100 years! it started on the 25th of Feb 1908February 27, 2008 at 12:06 PM #62186
A recent purchase…
I’m not exactly sure *what* they are. Obviously they seem like posters, but they’re actually some sort of flexible metal, which, I suppose, makes it possible to advertise them outside in dismal weathers.
Of course I chose to do no such thing and instead they decorate my kitchen now. I found them at a local antiques shop which sells mostly merchandise of low quality and has a most unappealing odor to it. These, to the contrary, were a most fortunate find indeed!February 27, 2008 at 12:47 PM #62187
Lovely Mr. Ottens! I know I have seen reproductions of that Ship Poster before. Both are beautifully Deco.
I have been meaning to take pictures of the room I recently redecorated. I really should do that.February 27, 2008 at 12:50 PM #62188
Why please do! It’s always fun and sometimes even inspiring to see how fellow steampunk enthusiasts live.February 28, 2008 at 8:05 PM #62189
Those metal signs are very popular in the UK, they turn up in assorted art, seaside tat and “alternative” shops, and also on market stalls. Most are based on old beer/car adverts, or else say “X Parking only, all others will be crushed”, with the car company of your choice (I suspect Wartburg are unavailable though)March 8, 2008 at 7:21 AM #62190
AnonymousOttens wrote:And I clock I got for my birthday last year from friends.
Where did that clock come from? I really like it! It’s vaguely Edwardian without being “precious”. The clock in our bedroom just died, and I definitely try to keep things 19th c or earlier in our house…
Pics of our place coming soon.
NebMarch 8, 2008 at 12:02 PM #62191
I found it at a locale antiques shop, so I doubt it would be available for purchase on-line or by similar means.
I will try and remind myself to find out the clock’s brand, perhaps that might be of help. (I’m currently not at home.)March 8, 2008 at 5:26 PM #62192
I beleive you can buy simple battery powered ‘workings’ of clocks for quite cheap (we made clocks in the ‘making things’ class at school once) and with a little patience you could build your own one. Or else modify a cheap shop-bought one.March 23, 2008 at 11:52 PM #62193March 24, 2008 at 3:14 AM #62194
That ceiling fan is gorgeous! It’s rare that I find myself so enamored of a fan.
I agree about the chair though. It’s too stripe-y.May 7, 2008 at 11:55 AM #62195May 7, 2008 at 2:05 PM #62196
Doctor H. VogelzüchterParticipant
A few views of the top of the hutch for my computer desk at home.
Closer views are available on the Flickr tagset – along with some pictures of the taxidermy kit, also posted over in the projects thread.
The walls are a little bare at the moment, but I’m getting ready to move, so everything will be uprooted and rearranged anyway. The new house promises to have some very steam/dieselpunk areas in it, so I’ll document that as well.June 8, 2008 at 4:48 PM #62197June 9, 2008 at 1:32 AM #62198
Col. Adrianna HazardModerator
*wipes drool off keyboard*
That looks like it would be much more at home in such a living room!
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