So you love the Steampunk aesthetic, and you want to encorporate it into your home, but DON'T want it to look like a movie set. I feel ya. I'm a fan of subculture-inspired home design. This is why I've rounded up my favorite Steampunk-y home goods, featuring sneaky, mad scientist-y objects that transform from one piece of furniture into another.
We've all been there some time or other: you and your partner have been together for several years and things in the hay have begun to take the backseat to more "important" things like work, hobbies, hanging out with friends, cleaning the house etc. Maybe the relationship itself is great, with long conversations, cuddles and whatever floats your boats, but sex is something you save for Saturdays and New Year's Eve. So how do you get the intimate part of your relationship back?
I really wanted a dresser in my dining room. But my husband struggled with the concept of painting a potentially old and lovely piece of wooden furniture, so my next idea was to buy new and make that look antique by using this three-step process.
I hate cleaning, and I need a strong motivator to get me going, like an impending visit from a college friend or the soul-crushing screech of my mom's nagging. Considering that I dislike it so very hard, I've created a system of cleaning that gets things looking passable just about as fast as possible. Cleaning the oven should be done in parts. Here's how I do it…
HOLY MOLY am I in love with this: the Rambler Socket from designer Meysam Movahedi has 1.5 meters (almost 5 feet) of extension cord that can be stored inside your wall. When you need to use it for something like drying your hair or vacuuming across the room, you just open it up and plug in — and when you're finished, back in the wall the cord goes!