Getting Your Home in Gear
Written by: Oddessa Gooding
Greetings and salutations to you, dear readers of this most excellent blog. I must confess, I’m rather inexperienced with the complexities of writing for an audience. Or perhaps I’m just modest. Either way, Captain Julian has graciously allowed me to post an entry for him. My name is Oddessa Gooding, and I have the pleasure of being a member of Wings of Steam.
Today I should like to expand the fashion horizons of steampunks everywhere by exposing them to the joys of steampunk interior design. Truly, one cannot look their best without being in a setting that makes them look all the better. Steampunk is not just fashion for the body, it’s a theme that can be applied to most anything, like your own humble abode. For starters, there’s a wonderful place called The Steampunk Home, which is not an actual house, but a place where a plethora of ideas and fascinating furniture pieces can be found. This blog is a treasure trove of inspiration for any dwelling, with vintage items and creative design suggestions; there are articles on everything from light fixtures to secret doors. Not a room will be left undesigned. Be sure to check out the article on the secret library- if there’s one room I love the most in a house, it’s one that’s full of books.
Another place of note that any steampunk ought to make a pilgrimage to is a glorious bar called The Edison. This drinking establishment, situated in downtown Los Angeles, was created from what was previously the city’s first private power plant. A lot of blogs have already brought this wondrous location to your attention I’m sure, but it bears repeating. The designers strove to blend art, history, and science to create a unique environment that patrons could experience and enjoy. The Edison is so classy that common clothing is strongly discouraged, while elegantly dressed gents and ladies are swiftly accommodated. With rooms named The Lab, The Tesla Lounge, and the Generator Lounge, this location is sure to bring joy to the hearts of even the most skeptical steampunks. Be sure to keep a handkerchief in hand whilst you look at the virtual tours. Also of note, the well-beloved Abney Park will be performing there on New Years Eve.
Of course, interior design always starts with the little items. At the Victorian Trading Company you can find a countless number of accessories of the Victorian persuasion for your home. If you find yourself tiring of all this furniture business, there is also a collection of fashion and miscellaneous items as well, should you feel so inclined.
So, readers, always keep in mind that steampunk can be applied to your life just about anywhere. After all, what sort of mad scientist would you be with a wonderfully designed lab? How could an explorer seek the wild lands of the unknown without an elegant and whimsical library to store his knowledge? Remember, home is where you hang your hat. Or goggles.
Always passing strange,