Anyone who is sensitive to my design style knows that I LOVE the Art Deco period of design. So when I stumbled upon Filament Vintage Lighting in the Pasadena Antique Mall I bubbled over with joy. Filament Vintage Lighting is a collection of rewired antique lighting, fixtures, and unique industrial lighting piece. These fixtures are elegant works of art dating back to the early 1900’s. Cast Iron, Copper, Aluminum, Gold finishing… old world materials that make my design taste buds water.
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Fabric Panel that I have chosen for the design...
As a designer trying to come up with something fresh and new can be.... challenging. For example, I have decided to design a bathroom around a Steampunk/1930’s 40’s aviation. Seems fairly simple right? But what on earth is Steampunk? Well if you explore the internet you’ll find various opinions of what Steampunk is...
Steampunk is described as a sci fy, fantasy, alternate history… Alternate history! Who comes up with this stuff? Within Steampunk you’ll find aspects of steam power, Victorian era, Wild West era, mechanical, and advance machinery…Talk about confusing. So, on my “neo Victorian, pre petroleum” quest I’ve jotted down some elements which I think are Key to Steampunk décor…
Mechanics (think watch parts)
Magnify glass or Goggles
Hot air Balloons
I’d love to hear your thoughts about Steampunk…
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