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Etsomnia™ 321: Steampunk – The Home Edition


Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

Amazing steampunk octopus clock above by Gagora.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Steampunk, when done right, can be surprising and lush and imaginative and wonderful. However, those characteristics are often missing from items labeled steampunk. It also seems to be the refuge of those makers who never know when to lay off with the hot glue gun.

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I know the Steampunk movement has kind of a thing for “romantic” vintage prosthetics, which is creepy enough. However, I fail to see what these dad legs have to do with romance.
Magnificent! By RufatLights
Q: What time is it?
A: I don’t know.
I know the gauges are gratuitous, but I like them! By TheLittleVintageLamp
These people will “steampunk up” your cellphone. Ugh.
Very Jules Verne. Love it! By GregsHome
No matter what the style, I draw the line at discomfort…
Q: What’s your design theme?
A: Cherubs and paintbrushes.
If it wouldn’t look out of place in our beachy house, I would buy this in a hot minute! By urbanwoodandsteel
When dressing in Steampunk Twaddle, it’s important to stay hydrated.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

13 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 321: Steampunk – The Home Edition

  1. Very creative ..just not for everyone.

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  2. I agree, very creative. I know you would not find any of them at Walmart, which I just came home from but I really did find most of them interesting and fun to look at. Hal

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  3. My kid has outgrown his steampunk phase otherwise he would be all over these items. I think if I lived in a fin de siecle era home, I would be tempted to incorporate some steampunk items like that glorious tentacle handle and the shelves with the gauges.

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  4. I love (LOVE) the clock, the door handle, and the fish!

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