Steampunk - Remembering yesterday's tomorrows

13.05.2008 #Steampunk

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Steampunk’s influences include the 1939 World’s Fair, Jules Verne novels, Flash Gordon comics, the Rube-Goldberg devices of “Wallace & Gromit,” and Jude Law in his role as Sky Captain in the World of Tomorrow. It can be seen in forms as structural as architect Tom Kundig’s Hot Rod House (an award-winning home in Seattle) or as ornamental as the maschinenleutchen lamps of German designer Frank Buchwald (elegant insectoid devices he has constructed since 2002). The scent of steampunk can even be found in the Modern Alchemy Candles by Douglas Little; one aroma combines the smells of wood, gunpowder and 19th-century lacquer.