Saturday, July 25, 2009


1. Steampunk brass wire ring - Genuine Baltic Amber - 8 , 2. The Witch, 3. Instructions de machine SteamPunk, 4. Steampunk Makers at the Contraptors Lounge Maker Faire May 4 2008 l

Steampunk is something I was introduced to by a friend a little over a year ago and I remain absolutely fascinated. I am completely in love with the aesthetic, particularly the clothing styles. For those not familiar with the term:
Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction 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 England—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. - Wikipedia

For some examples of the genre that you might be familiar with (as well as some of my favorites: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and Treasure Planet to name a few. Do you have a particular favorite in the Steampunk genre?

I wish I could find my copy of Laputa: Castle in the Sky, but it's gone missing. A shame too as it would be fun to watch about now. I'm still watching the match which continues to be good (putting the commentary aside). I also have a Japanese Cherry Green Tea and a Hazelnut Blended Coffee on the way. I am a happy camper.


  1. I love steampunk...I went to a production of Around The World In 80 Days last year that had a steampunk set, and now I want to redo my bedroom just like it.

  2. @Pico That sounds so amazing! A steampunk bedroom design would be gorgeous.