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03 Jul 2019, 5:34 pm

I really like the idea... But the only thing that I don't like is that some seem to almost be the same as each other.... I like the concept because everybody can use their own ideas... Origionality... I would be more if a mix between steampunk and other concepts if that makes sense?

What do you think of the idea? It is the creativity and individuality I love about it.


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03 Jul 2019, 7:07 pm

I've always wanted a steampunk bathroom.
Exposed pipes and gears with gauges for water pressure aha!
Black and copper and galvanised grey.
Exposed bulbs, maybe some implements of torture....wait, what??


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03 Jul 2019, 7:13 pm

Go for it but maybe go easy on the torture... Feathers?
I love steampunk, but foe me everything has to work. I am not so keen on fake things. Mind you, I do like the style, but I also like colour contrasts... Colourful meets grey and bland sort of thing?


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03 Jul 2019, 7:17 pm

This kind of thing.
I'd have a ball with my pipe bender.

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03 Jul 2019, 7:19 pm

Just don't use a staple gun, Raleigh. Then it's all good.



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03 Jul 2019, 7:22 pm

Promise.

I want that pull-chain.
Pity I don't have a toilet in my bathroom.


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03 Jul 2019, 7:26 pm

Swap out your crystal knob for a toilet.

(I didn't really just say that.)



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03 Jul 2019, 7:29 pm

I like my knob where it is for now, Miss Isabella.
But I might be persuaded.


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03 Jul 2019, 7:32 pm

I had to Google "steampunk" to understand what this thread is about. My conclusion is it's a fashion for people who like to be scalded by piping hot steam while they relieve their bowels. Am I wrong?


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03 Jul 2019, 7:34 pm

I think steampunk design looks really cool! It’s eccentric in a very pleasing and interesting way.



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03 Jul 2019, 7:35 pm

God, I'm getting really excited and twitchy now, visualising this.
Thanks, MG


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03 Jul 2019, 7:37 pm

I actually came to the thread thinking it was about steampunk music.



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03 Jul 2019, 7:47 pm

Or steampunk fashion?

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03 Jul 2019, 7:49 pm

The great thing is about steampunk is that everybody has a different idea as to what it is, so there is such a variety out there where anything goes!

Haha Vegetableman... You may need to look a bit further!

I found the concept when I wanted to be creative on a kodel railway site and another member said "As long as it's not steampunk... I hate steampunk!"
Well. I just had to find out all about it, and I love it. The creativity! I do prefer to blend in a little more colour... But the concept of the idea... Wow!
I think I spent a few days to a few weeks trying to find everything I could about it!

I am not quite so much into the gothic dark side of it. But the engineering concepts and individuality of it all. That is what excites me!


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03 Jul 2019, 8:01 pm

steampunk
"a style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by science fiction."

I think that the steam punk fashion or movement is taken from to a greater extent science fiction comic books and later movies that created a alternative present day reality or alternative or parallel world, where some of our fashions from various era's, (such as Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian era's) were still or in fashion but where technological developments were same or similar to that of our world.

In some ways Steampunk is like cosplay and when not, idiosyncratic, but often visually interesting, and often elegant.
From an art historian perspective, the Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian era's were often very visually interesting, perhaps more interesting than some of the design that is found in todays world, possibly because during those times more emphasis was placed on quality hand made products, over mass produced products, partly because mass production had not reached the level of development during those times, but also, perhaps because during those times the recreational, medicinal and therapeutic use of a number of psychedelic drugs such as opium and cocaine was permitted and especially popular among some of the artists of the time.

Evidence of this act can often be seen in some of the art, and products of the time. Art Nouveau for example
was very influenced by psychedelics.

I also likely thing that the Russian art movement called Constructivism was also likely an influence on this movement.

I find the steam punk fashion fairly interesting, although perhaps need to be done with balance
otherwise you may be in danger of simply appearing to others as a complete lunatic.

I myself quiet like these time periods that influenced the Steampunk fashion, which was a time where you found UK and US being influenced by the newly opened Japan culture. So you find a very curious and strange mix of cultures around this time, for example, where you find Japanese Samurai adopting modern world fashions and hair styles,
while at the same time, you find European Gentlemen who travelled to Japan becoming practitioners of Japanese Ju Jutsu.

Personally i like the cultured Confucius influenced stereotype of the Edwardian Gentlemen Pugilist.
Coming myself from a martial art back ground. Recently, I also took up the study of hobbyist embedded electronics
of the arduino type, which offers much potential for SteamPunks to create all sorts of oddities and curiosities.

If i had the money, i would consider decorating my flat as if it were in the time of the Old Raj (no offence to any Indians i hope). With Sherlock Holmes, and Time Machine esq type of idiosyncrasy.

But, luckily i do not have the money...
I guess i will just have to grow a curly moustache instead...