smoketetsuo: (captain jack)
Looks like we have another punked style. OK, first we had plain old Punk which I think pretty much is where this got started. Cyberpunk had to do with dystopian, dark.. future stuff. One of the first Cyberpunk shows was Max Headroom which had quite a bit of punk influence in it. But mostly when I think of cyberpunk I think of styles such as Blade Runner, The Matrix, Ghost In The Shell, etc.

We got dieselpunk which started with things such as Mad Max. There are other examples in that genre but I am not familiar off the top of my head. There's of course Steampunk... we've been seeing a lot of modifications of products in this genre. Movies that spring to mind are Steamboy (an anime film), and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Steampunk focuses on taking current\future technology and making it seem like it was created in the 1800's.

Well... now we have a new type to add to this list. Atompunk.... this deals with the style that was created in the 40's\50's\60's when we where in the space race. A lot of things in the Men In Black movies are from this era such as the tables and chairs in the men in black headquarters. A lot of Science Fiction came from this era... the robots from Lost in Space are representative of this era. The Jetsons are from this era... even 2001: A Space Odyssey is a part of this... and I love the style of that movie... especially aboard the space station with the pink chairs.

It's actually pretty appealing to me... and to be honest designs from the space age era fit in with my decor more than steampunk. Not that I'm saying suddenly I don't like that anymore. Just that this may actually work for me more than that. If this truly is becoming a movement I look forward to the mods that are going to be coming out.

Which brings me to something that I have noticed recently. A lot of what is popular and considered modern nowadays are actually retro. Stuff such as the Barcelona Chair which was designed during the Bauhaus movement in 1929. Reproductions are being sold now by companies like Design Within Reach as modern decor.
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Looks like we have another punked style. OK, first we had plain old Punk which I think pretty much is where this got started. Cyberpunk had to do with dystopian, dark.. future stuff. One of the first Cyberpunk shows was Max Headroom which had quite a bit of punk influence in it. But mostly when I think of cyberpunk I think of styles such as Blade Runner, The Matrix, Ghost In The Shell, etc.

We got dieselpunk which started with things such as Mad Max. There are other examples in that genre but I am not familiar off the top of my head. There's of course Steampunk... we've been seeing a lot of modifications of products in this genre. Movies that spring to mind are Steamboy (an anime film), and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Steampunk focuses on taking current\future technology and making it seem like it was created in the 1800's.

Well... now we have a new type to add to this list. Atompunk.... this deals with the style that was created in the 40's\50's\60's when we where in the space race. A lot of things in the Men In Black movies are from this era such as the tables and chairs in the men in black headquarters. A lot of Science Fiction came from this era... the robots from Lost in Space are representative of this era. The Jetsons are from this era... even 2001: A Space Odyssey is a part of this... and I love the style of that movie... especially aboard the space station with the pink chairs.

It's actually pretty appealing to me... and to be honest designs from the space age era fit in with my decor more than steampunk. Not that I'm saying suddenly I don't like that anymore. Just that this may actually work for me more than that. If this truly is becoming a movement I look forward to the mods that are going to be coming out.

Which brings me to something that I have noticed recently. A lot of what is popular and considered modern nowadays are actually retro. Stuff such as the Barcelona Chair which was designed during the Bauhaus movement in 1929. Reproductions are being sold now by companies like Design Within Reach as modern decor.
smoketetsuo: (captain jack)
Looks like we have another punked style. OK, first we had plain old Punk which I think pretty much is where this got started. Cyberpunk had to do with dystopian, dark.. future stuff. One of the first Cyberpunk shows was Max Headroom which had quite a bit of punk influence in it. But mostly when I think of cyberpunk I think of styles such as Blade Runner, The Matrix, Ghost In The Shell, etc.

We got dieselpunk which started with things such as Mad Max. There are other examples in that genre but I am not familiar off the top of my head. There's of course Steampunk... we've been seeing a lot of modifications of products in this genre. Movies that spring to mind are Steamboy (an anime film), and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Steampunk focuses on taking current\future technology and making it seem like it was created in the 1800's.

Well... now we have a new type to add to this list. Atompunk.... this deals with the style that was created in the 40's\50's\60's when we where in the space race. A lot of things in the Men In Black movies are from this era such as the tables and chairs in the men in black headquarters. A lot of Science Fiction came from this era... the robots from Lost in Space are representative of this era. The Jetsons are from this era... even 2001: A Space Odyssey is a part of this... and I love the style of that movie... especially aboard the space station with the pink chairs.

It's actually pretty appealing to me... and to be honest designs from the space age era fit in with my decor more than steampunk. Not that I'm saying suddenly I don't like that anymore. Just that this may actually work for me more than that. If this truly is becoming a movement I look forward to the mods that are going to be coming out.

Which brings me to something that I have noticed recently. A lot of what is popular and considered modern nowadays are actually retro. Stuff such as the Barcelona Chair which was designed during the Bauhaus movement in 1929. Reproductions are being sold now by companies like Design Within Reach as modern decor.
smoketetsuo: (Doctor 10)
Just a quicky here. I just wanted to point out that the one who made the steampunk keyboard is at it again this time making a matching monitor to go with it. This looks even more matching than the other steampunk monitor that I posted a link to here a while back. I have to admit it looks very shiny. Too bad he is running a plane jane windows classic desktop on it though.
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Just a quicky here. I just wanted to point out that the one who made the steampunk keyboard is at it again this time making a matching monitor to go with it. This looks even more matching than the other steampunk monitor that I posted a link to here a while back. I have to admit it looks very shiny. Too bad he is running a plane jane windows classic desktop on it though.
smoketetsuo: (Doctor 10)
Just a quicky here. I just wanted to point out that the one who made the steampunk keyboard is at it again this time making a matching monitor to go with it. This looks even more matching than the other steampunk monitor that I posted a link to here a while back. I have to admit it looks very shiny. Too bad he is running a plane jane windows classic desktop on it though.
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Remember how they first made a steampunk keyboard, then they did a monitor... then they did a mouse? Well someone has made another component to add to the list. A "Steam Punk" Mac Mini! They are just missing a mouse... I know I wouldn't be able to live without one. Perhaps they should make an etched brass looking Mighty Mouse next?

I just had to have at least one picture of the computer here:



It looks like they mostly customized it using stickers and painted some of the aluminum a brass color. I was tempted to send a link to it to a couple of friends but I know they are most likely in bed right now. I found out about it from looking at 123macmini.com I sometimes check that site out to see other people's Mac Mini\other (iMac, AppleTV) setups.

[Link to the original web page]
smoketetsuo: (Default)
Remember how they first made a steampunk keyboard, then they did a monitor... then they did a mouse? Well someone has made another component to add to the list. A "Steam Punk" Mac Mini! They are just missing a mouse... I know I wouldn't be able to live without one. Perhaps they should make an etched brass looking Mighty Mouse next?

I just had to have at least one picture of the computer here:



It looks like they mostly customized it using stickers and painted some of the aluminum a brass color. I was tempted to send a link to it to a couple of friends but I know they are most likely in bed right now. I found out about it from looking at 123macmini.com I sometimes check that site out to see other people's Mac Mini\other (iMac, AppleTV) setups.

[Link to the original web page]
smoketetsuo: (Default)
Remember how they first made a steampunk keyboard, then they did a monitor... then they did a mouse? Well someone has made another component to add to the list. A "Steam Punk" Mac Mini! They are just missing a mouse... I know I wouldn't be able to live without one. Perhaps they should make an etched brass looking Mighty Mouse next?

I just had to have at least one picture of the computer here:



It looks like they mostly customized it using stickers and painted some of the aluminum a brass color. I was tempted to send a link to it to a couple of friends but I know they are most likely in bed right now. I found out about it from looking at 123macmini.com I sometimes check that site out to see other people's Mac Mini\other (iMac, AppleTV) setups.

[Link to the original web page]
smoketetsuo: (Gir Thumbs Up)
To go with the steampunk keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

[check it out]

Now all we need to do is get all these mods in the same setup. =P Actually I would like this mod more if it was built into a special kind of retro desk and ten you can see the dials\stuff on the front.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
To go with the steampunk keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

[check it out]

Now all we need to do is get all these mods in the same setup. =P Actually I would like this mod more if it was built into a special kind of retro desk and ten you can see the dials\stuff on the front.
smoketetsuo: (Gir Thumbs Up)
To go with the steampunk keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

[check it out]

Now all we need to do is get all these mods in the same setup. =P Actually I would like this mod more if it was built into a special kind of retro desk and ten you can see the dials\stuff on the front.
smoketetsuo: (Gir Thumbs Up)
Remember the steampunk keyboard? Well they have gone and made more matching stuff to go with it. First off here is the steampunk monitor and also the steampunk mouse. The mouse looks interesting but doesn't look too comfy. I totally dig the monitor... and I like the effect of having everything matching.
smoketetsuo: (Default)
Remember the steampunk keyboard? Well they have gone and made more matching stuff to go with it. First off here is the steampunk monitor and also the steampunk mouse. The mouse looks interesting but doesn't look too comfy. I totally dig the monitor... and I like the effect of having everything matching.
smoketetsuo: (Gir Thumbs Up)
Remember the steampunk keyboard? Well they have gone and made more matching stuff to go with it. First off here is the steampunk monitor and also the steampunk mouse. The mouse looks interesting but doesn't look too comfy. I totally dig the monitor... and I like the effect of having everything matching.
smoketetsuo: (Giger Art)
Remember that steampunk keyboard I wrote about a while back where they had a tutorial to make your own? Well if you want one but don't want to make it yourself this web site will oblige. A neat thing is this keyboard looks a bit more refined than the original it even includes nice looking lights up for numlock\capslock\etc. and it has Windows keys. Unlike the other one this is also a modern USB keyboard also... they used an old PS/2 keyboard for the original one. I also really enjoy the silver on black color scheme of this one. I would like to see one that has apple keys on it.

This web site even has a "Steampunk Computer"... which looks pretty interesting. But I think I would prefer if it used the above keyboard and had a wider area to put it on whih also can accomodate a matching mouse. Also I would remove those lamp thingies... and it would be cool if the clock was hooked to the computer. Hell.. there are a lot of things I would do different (while still keeping it steampunk).. but..

Things like this though I mostly like to look at but probably never actually do.
smoketetsuo: (Giger Art)
Remember that steampunk keyboard I wrote about a while back where they had a tutorial to make your own? Well if you want one but don't want to make it yourself this web site will oblige. A neat thing is this keyboard looks a bit more refined than the original it even includes nice looking lights up for numlock\capslock\etc. and it has Windows keys. Unlike the other one this is also a modern USB keyboard also... they used an old PS/2 keyboard for the original one. I also really enjoy the silver on black color scheme of this one. I would like to see one that has apple keys on it.

This web site even has a "Steampunk Computer"... which looks pretty interesting. But I think I would prefer if it used the above keyboard and had a wider area to put it on whih also can accomodate a matching mouse. Also I would remove those lamp thingies... and it would be cool if the clock was hooked to the computer. Hell.. there are a lot of things I would do different (while still keeping it steampunk).. but..

Things like this though I mostly like to look at but probably never actually do.
smoketetsuo: (Inquisitive Kitty)
As you can tell I like looking at Blogs (mostly gadget) and finding stuff.. =P

The Lamps here are interesting looking. I'm not sure I'd want one but they are interesting nonetheless.

Continuing the trend here is another steampunk gadget.. this time a guitar.

The comment on this article is amusing to me:

"Well, if that future awaits us, this G-Tech International "Neber" ergonomic PC chair is the first step. Looking like an office desk combined with a dentist chair, it tilts you back so you're lulled into a sense of comfort and tranquility. That's when the cables come out and jack into your brain, I assume, but there are no pictures of that, so you'll have to use your imagination."


When I was younger I would have liked one of these bean bag chairs. But I would have never bought one because at $600USD it's too expensive for a chair! Give me the standard bean bag chair... although when I did buy a bean bag chair it was mostly my best friend who used it.. not me.. I just used my futon.

This action figure is amusing to me. *sings* Geekman.. Geekman.. does whatever a Geek can!

Interesting suitcase\bike... I probably wouldn't ever buy one but it's still interesting.

One more thing....

DreamAuthentics Katana Brings the Arcade to Your Desk That's neato burrito! Although some say it's cheaper to build your own. $2,500USD does seem a bit too much though. =P But you get a lot of licensed games for that price. The person who wrote the article at Sci-Fi complained about the number of buttons but in order to accomodate any 2D arcade game you'd play you need all those buttons. Especially if you want to play Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. I wouldn't take any less than what they have there.
smoketetsuo: (Inquisitive Kitty)
As you can tell I like looking at Blogs (mostly gadget) and finding stuff.. =P

The Lamps here are interesting looking. I'm not sure I'd want one but they are interesting nonetheless.

Continuing the trend here is another steampunk gadget.. this time a guitar.

The comment on this article is amusing to me:

"Well, if that future awaits us, this G-Tech International "Neber" ergonomic PC chair is the first step. Looking like an office desk combined with a dentist chair, it tilts you back so you're lulled into a sense of comfort and tranquility. That's when the cables come out and jack into your brain, I assume, but there are no pictures of that, so you'll have to use your imagination."


When I was younger I would have liked one of these bean bag chairs. But I would have never bought one because at $600USD it's too expensive for a chair! Give me the standard bean bag chair... although when I did buy a bean bag chair it was mostly my best friend who used it.. not me.. I just used my futon.

This action figure is amusing to me. *sings* Geekman.. Geekman.. does whatever a Geek can!

Interesting suitcase\bike... I probably wouldn't ever buy one but it's still interesting.

One more thing....

DreamAuthentics Katana Brings the Arcade to Your Desk That's neato burrito! Although some say it's cheaper to build your own. $2,500USD does seem a bit too much though. =P But you get a lot of licensed games for that price. The person who wrote the article at Sci-Fi complained about the number of buttons but in order to accomodate any 2D arcade game you'd play you need all those buttons. Especially if you want to play Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. I wouldn't take any less than what they have there.
smoketetsuo: (Punk Anime)
I caught a bit of Ripley's Believe it or not today. They showed a "Monocycle" and said the one the person made in the video is a one of the kind original creation. There's one thing though and I've already seen something similar... in an anime movie called "Steamboy".

So I kind of felt like giving the credit to the people who made that. But not so fast! Similar vehicles have been made in the past as this page can attest to. A person might even say that having a cycle with one wheel is a very old concept in general but the difference here is that you are sitting inside the wheel rather than on top of it.

At any rate the claims that Ripley's Believe It or Not make are inaccurate when they say that the guy in the video's monocycle is the only one in the world.

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