dig BOSTON : MODVIC’S STEAMPUNK HOUSE

dig BOSTON : MODVIC’S STEAMPUNK HOUSE

by CARLI VELOCCI Despite the common misconception, steampunk is not just about gears, monocles, and top hats. Although, I guess that could be considered a small part of it. A decent part of it, we’ll say. But, according to Bruce Rosenbaum, founder of ModVic, an interior decorating company with a steampunk twist, the aesthetic Continue reading

HuffPost: ‘Steampunkinetics’

HuffPost: ‘Steampunkinetics’

“Steampunkinetics” brings the spirit of the sub-culture to an art gallery after over 30 years of influencing pop culture, aesthetics and our lifestyle. Machines make up the bulk of the group exhibition, although these objects privilege fantasy over futility. Tick-tocking, whirring and even time-travelling, the collection looks as if it Continue reading

The Boston Globe: Steampunk Aesthetic

The Boston Globe: Steampunk Aesthetic

By Taryn Plumb GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  – APRIL 18, 2012 SHARON – He waits for you on the front steps, glancing at a stopwatch on a chain, one hand tucked into the front pocket of his Victorian-style vest.Then a nod, a handshake, and you’re inside the three-story, gabled turquoise house just a Continue reading

A Visit to a Steampunked Home

A Visit to a Steampunked Home

Author: Jake Von Slatt If you dropped by my house you’d probably be disappointed. Because (with the exception of my office, which is more post-apocalytic than anything else) it’s simply not very steampunk. I do have plans, but none have come to fruition. However, a couple of weeks ago I was Continue reading

WIRED : Praise for ModVic Aesthetic

WIRED : Praise for ModVic Aesthetic

BRUCE ROSENBAUM BOUGHT a fixer-upper in 2001 and promptly went into renovation mode. After dealing with the roof, chimney, wallpaper and floors of the century-old house, he prepared to tackle the kitchen. That’s when Rosenbaum fell in love with a Victorian-era stove named Defiance. The affair transformed Rosenbaum from a handy Continue reading

apartment therapy : ModVic House in Sharon, MA

apartment therapy : ModVic House in Sharon, MA

Sure, you’ve likely seen plenty of steampunk apparatuses of various quality andcraftsmanship. But Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum of ModVic took their home’s renovation with a serious eye to detail worthy of the finest of Victorian era aesthetics. The whole 1901 home has been done up to incorporate modern technological conveniences, like the plasma display above, with Continue reading