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I gifted myself with a new look for my design firm’s home this weekend, over at Sekimori Design.  If it looks all gear-y and pipe-y, well, that’s a’purpose as I was going for a Steampunk look.

Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of “the path not taken” of such technology as dirigibles or analog computers; these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or a presumption of functionality. (Via Wikipedia)

The brass, the grungy metal and paper, the gears, the dials, the pipes…I adore the steampunk aesthetic and have been roaming the web for months, searching for inspiration.  I finally got juiced enough to start the design in earnest on Friday, and walla! 

Is it wrong to keep looking at your own site because it’s so pritty?  🙂