Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Neat...

On my break from wire-wrapping, I stopped by Holly Black's blog. CLICK HERE to visit it. I saw two things of keen interest to me. The first was a link to another blog called, The Steampunk House. It's pretty dang cool! I have a small crush on all things Steampunk. I have a secret fantasy of donning a top hat, a morning (a.k.a. cutaway) coat, goggles, striped trousers, and knee-high boots and click happily away in Central Park on one of those vamped up Steampunk laptops, while periodically checking my pocket-watch and twirling a cane (which also serves dual purpose as a taser and cattle prod).
Anyway, the second neat thing I saw was Holly's semi-secret basement library. Oh, it's just awesome. Check out the pictures, because there's so many nice little touches - like a bookshelf doorway, for one. I also have another fantasy of one day having my own secret library. But that should come as no surprise. A secret library is the logical choice for a well-dressed Steampunk gentleman to retire.

6 comments:

Janet said...

Thats whats so great about some old houses of yesteryear were the quirky things and quaintness of them! My old house in Scotland had a stairwell that went underneath the stairs but we never knew where it led and Ron didnt want to open up all the plaster and create a mess. And upstairs two fireplaces were boarded up in the two bedrooms as well. So many times I wanted him to open up the walls! A very valuable fireplace could of been behind them. And in the kitchen too..Boarded up. Money flows so freely in the US you wouldnt think about NOT opening up things like that here. Despite a good job as an Engineer in the UK we were very poor! So it was never done! Many times now I want to move back!
xxx

Andrew Thornton said...

I love secret things. I'm particularly fond of old houses and secret passage ways and hidden staircases.

At one of the restaurants I worked at, there was a secret room that opened up onto a whole entire other room. When I was off the clock and was allowed, I would take a flash light and climb around the ancient and rusty boiler and try to see if I could see any treasure. I didn't find any treasure, but I did find a peep hole into the store next door. Creepy. We would joke around that there was a ghost, as it was an old speak-easy that at one point had secret escape hatches to let the patrons out when they got raided. Cool.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oh, my goodness, I _want_ that library!

The other thing I like besides secret rooms are labyrinths. I used to live in Brighton, England, and there is still a whole extensive system of Victorian sewer tunnels running beneath the city. They run tours of them once a year. I never was able to take one - the tours are popular and fill up quickly. Every now and then an English tv show will film there and you can get a glimpse of the tunnels that way...

lorrwill said...

My Victoriana loving heart does a little two step behind Steampunk.

I would kill to own a real Victorian that I could mod like this.

heatherwynn said...

I can completely picture in such attire. You would look quite dapper with a pocket watch and such. Its sooooo Pride and Prejudice <3

I miss you too, friend.
and yes, you shall see me and mama bear in tucson (at the new benue, of course) :)

heatherwynn said...

venue. tee hee.
see, Im so busy these days I havent the time to correct my grammar. not that its perfect by any means anyway.
woah is me :D