A lot of people don't know what steampunk really is. I admit, I don't either. I've heard of it, and I've seen various blog posts about it, though everything I've seen has usually been in the form of objects or gadgets, not really applying to entire interiors. After seeing Tyson's project, I wanted to dig a little further.
Basically, (according to Wikipedia) "steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy."
I'll have a much better understanding of the meaning after my seminar. In the meantime, here are a few photos of 3 fascinating steampunk interiors I've found.
The Edison, Los Angeles
Ramses Hotel, designed by Philippe Starck, Madrid
And a more cartoonish take on the steampunk style: Three Rings office, San Francisco. Designed by Because We Can. This design shows how Jules Verne and his submarine, the Nautilus, influences the steampunk style.
A bookcase hides the door to a secret room
The secret room
Mechanical room for bike storage
Incredible stuff, right? If you are as intrigued as I am and live in Utah, contact me for more info on Tyson's seminar on October 27!