STEAMPUNK ARTICLES | THOUGHTS|IDEAS
STEAMPUNK LOVE & BLOG
LAST UPDATED 11.19.2018
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL LIST ->
What the Heck is Steampunk?
Perhaps someone mentioned the word steampunk to you in passing or you were doing some online shopping and saw it. If you’re like me, you are naturally attracted to industrial items, gadgets, gizmos etc. but you never knew it had a name or a style associated to it. Guess what? You’re into steampunk baby. So what the heck is steampunk?
There are multiple definitions to choose from; here is my favorite “a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction.” Typically, the historical elements refer to time periods in which steam-powered machinery was utilized rather than advanced technology. Suddenly the typical icon symbols seen when titled steampunk such as goggles, gears/widgets, leather clothing, gas masks, and utility belts makes sense!
Does this mean we are discussing just the time periods during the industrial revolution? Not necessarily… think of the adjective contemporary; Urban Homez defined it as a period “in the present”. Not to get too philosophical but if the present is always present, when is it not? Heck did you know swim goggles were first invented by Persian pearl divers in the 14th century? SAY WHAT?! Yep, soo know one really knows when steampunk officially became a a thing.
So what does the Steampunk genre include? Anything you can think of really; art, fashion, books, games, movies etc. It attempts to merge 19th century industrial steam powered machinery and modern technology to make aesthetically pleasing designs in anything. A lot of steam punk art aims to bring the 18th century America and 19th century British traditions to present a futuristic world that employs the use of steam power.
Now that you have a better idea of what the heck steampunk is, don’t be surprised that you will start recognizing elements of it everywhere!
Nerd | Entrepreneur | Blogger
Check Out Some Posts
Steampunk Blog Archive
corsets…the wonder bra of the 16th century LEARN MORE ABOUT ITS’ UPLIFTING HISTORY Oct 8, 2018 SHOP CORSETS TAKE A LOOK Corsets…The Wonder Bra of the 16th Century October 8, 2018 The History of Corsets The word “corset” derives from 1300 CE France and meant “a kind of laced bodice.” Prior to the 16th century
STEAMPUNK WEDDINGS It’s a Nice Day for a Steampunk Wedding! How to make your Steampunk Wedding a SMASHING SUCCESS! Sept 20, 2018 Audrey W. Your wedding day is meant to be a magical dream come true right? Let’s face it though, weddings are stressful, require dozens of decisions and most couples don’t even feel like
INDUSTRIAL HOME DECOR SHOP HOME DECOR SHOP NOW How to Get the Industrial Home Look August 20, 2018 Industrial style home décor is unusual because it follows all of the “no-go” rules for conventional interior design. Instead of covering bare walls and structural elements, it makes a point of keeping them on display. It’s not
4 Genres of Steampunk Fashion August 10, 2018 By: Audrey W. Steampunk fashion emerged as a result of the popularization of the Steampunk literature, which was in return influenced by the scientific fantasies of the 19th century British and American populations. Since Steampunk is based in the era when steam engines had newly gained hype,
who has the time? history of the steampunk watch shop watches shop now History of Steampunk Watch July 18, 2018 Jane W. WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY – WRISTWATCHES The watch was developed in the 15th century as a means to tell the passing of time. It is commonly defined as a “mechanical device, manpowered by winding a
5 must have accessories shop accessories now shop 5 Must-Have Steampunk Accessories Who would have thought that the Victorian era plus steel powered engines would be a fashion trend? Some would even call it a lifestyle! Combining that ancient charm with our modern technology, steampunk is now indelible in the world of aesthetics. As I