Doesn't it seem like Steampunk just appeared on the scene and suddenly was everywhere in the geek world? Seeing enough steampunked items gives you a mild understanding of what it is, but whenever I've been asked to describe what Steampunk is, I kind of sputter and stutter. Papermag, on the other hand, describes it more eloquently, as a "retro design movement that's all about the future," in which steampunkers refashion pieces of modern technology with Victorian-era flair. Steampunk Workshop founder Jake von Slatt calls it "the intersection of technology and romance." Sigh. Check out my slideshow for some awesome examples of Steampunk love!
Remember the Vintage Geek Keyboard the people over at the Steampunk Workshop made to look like an old typewriter keyboard? Well, they finally realized it looked funny hooked up to a modern monitor and made some creative adjustments to the monitor to complete the set. I must admit I was a little taken aback when I realized the project resembled the golden mustard colored pimped out PC from Smooth Creations, but the retro appeal of the effort won me over.
The monitor, which started out as a Dell 1907FP flat panel monitor, got its makeover with metallic gold paint from Rustoleum, a thin coat of brown Krylon Crystal Color and a new marble base.
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My parents' neighbor is this glamorous book editor that has a collection of vintage typewriters on display next to her front door. I don't know if it's her Chanel scarves or mysterious glasses, but she's always embodied that mod and worldly artist persona for me and the typewriters (which I am dying for to her to sell at a garage sale some day) are just as marvelous. That being said: I want a typewriter keyboard for my computer!