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Rion Mather
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Forgive me. I have been talking style and I need my fix. Lol. Please add to the thread if you are a fan.

http://steampunkworkshop.com/visit-steampunked-home

http://www.geekologie.com/2011/08/175m-new-york-city-steampunk-styled-loft.php
 
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Wow! Pretty interesting stuff! I really liked the keyboard!



Not sure I would enjoy putting coal in the computer to keep it running though
 
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There is so much to like. The Zeppelin is an awesome touch.
 
Kari Gunnlaugsson
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Love it!!! Thanks. I would move to town for that.

It seems like there should be lots of ways for a discerning permaculturalist to groove on the steampunk rails...aquaponics set ups seem like a natural with all the pipey goodness. Or rocket heaters with water heating. I wonder if Anyone in the world has gone there?? It's too bad copper and bronze are so damn expensive, pvc just isn't going to cut it aesthetically.

Somewhere I've got a couple of huge old knife switches I'll have to incorporate into the solar power wiring.

I want a byzantine aquaponics rig in copper and bronze with RMH pressure hot water in radiator heat exchangers to warm it, all on analog wind-up timers with pendulums and bronze auto-siphons and chain and bucket pumps driven off a mill wheel in the creek (with lots of drive belts and pulleys and maybe some worm gears) and an elegantly furnished control room with a pot bellied stove and taxidermy fish-mounts hanging on the wall.

 
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My old professor called it found object art, whatever you call it I get a kick out of it

http://pinterest.com/suannadavis/steampunk-eyewear/
 
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Steampunk is a perfect option in the country. Machinery is an integral part of farming. Brass could easily be used as an ornamental flair to spruce up a RMH.
 
Jocelyn Campbell
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Awesome links and ideas. Imagine a poker game in this little alcove from Rion's first link:



Love these.

And it makes me think. Could it still look steampunk without as much lacquer, paint and fancy finishes? Maybe it wouldn't exactly be steampunk, but something funky and cool in another kinda way.
 
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Steam punk fountain pens.
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Lets not forget SteamPunk musical instruments like guitars...
http://www.gizmowatch.com/wonderful-steampunk-guitars-made-photos.html
 
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Nice, so many things labelled Steam Punk are just ordinary objects painted copper coloured with a few watch parts glued to them.
 
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Hmm... how about something SteamPunk for the garden.....It would be cool if we could take this idea and turn wind turbines and windmills into steampunk sculpture. Amish style windmills seem like the perfect palette.
 
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Rick, that's the perfect aesthetic! I'd love to see those scaled up a bit to charge something, or maybe run a tiny compresser for a lift pump or aerator.

I'm really getting stoked about the marriage of Victorian sensibilities with some permaculture 'mad science' projects. Time to dust off the old top hat and goggles and start tinkering! Ahhh, when technology was beautiful...

How about a clockwork style sun-tracking mechanism with exposed gearing for a solar panel pole mount?
 
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Each year I visit the Kutztown Dutch Folk Festival in Pennsylvania. They have an old time farm steam machine display. For me the highlight of the festival is the dozens of steam machine all running at the same time. They make the most amazing sound, like a steampunk minimalist symphony. A music John Cage, Thomas Truax, Guy Maddin or David Lynch would drool over.

Steam Engine Show Michigan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylEkZE8g4as

Kutztown Festival (not the best video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvs8oQALq5Q

Benjamin Cowden - sculpture http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHIeg4riisU&list=UUZmtvJNjSVnKdbZqkzm_DIw&index=8

Benjamin Cowden - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T48k36XW00&list=UUZmtvJNjSVnKdbZqkzm_DIw

Thomas Truax - sculpture/ musician/ instruments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--sFuzPBFuM

Thomas Truax http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctNZx_i47KU

John Cage - composer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVAbMtxRLOQ&list=AL94UKMTqg-9Agr1dVYRbx7kyUdqBuPkeI

Guy Maddin - Film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYZJ09dSSRQ

David Lynch - Film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwEK7onUO6M

David Byrne Playing the Building - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1D30gS7Z8U

Steampunk in Oxford - SteamPunk Museum - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i9ZX10iM64
 
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Artist Sue Beatrice does some cool things with watch parts.
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Wow, those are gorgeous, Robert!
 
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Little whimsy and fantasy brings on a smile.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://stoves2.com
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