November 13, 2010
Steampunk Time Machine Antique Master Bathroom Computer Workstation
From yesterday's New York Times article by Eve M. Kahn: "Inside a 'Steampunk Time Machine Antique Master Bathroom Computer Workstation,' a vintage toilet pivots on a manhole cover, and a cantilevered Victorian sink serves as a desk. SteamPuffin, a design firm in Sharon, Mass., built the work station."
More: "Ten dealers at the Pier Antiques Show on Saturday and Sunday [today and tomorrow] at Pier 94 in Manhattan are demonstrating how to twist and weld obsolete objects into somewhat useful steampunk.
"With prices starting at a few hundred dollars, the booths will offer clocks cobbled together from Victorian hardware, an 1870s upholstered rocking chair converted into a wheelchair, guitars decorated with salvaged gauges, and old bicycles kitted out with GPS and new brakes.
"Bruce Rosenbaum, an owner of SteamPuffin, said that shoppers are welcome to bring unwieldy objects from other Pier Show booths over to the steampunk section and ask, 'What would you do with this?'"
From the SteamPuffin home page: "Steampunk can also go both ways: (1) Take authentic Victorian items or homes and modernize them for today’s use or (2) Take modern items and 'Victorianize' them to appear they are original from the period."
I had no idea it was a two-way street.
Pictured up top is SteamPuffin's "Steampunk Victorian Organ Command Desk," a snip at $39,900.
details of the Steampunk exhibit at this weekend's Pier Antiques Show.
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