Toilets are one of the most used indoor spaces where men get to contemplate stuff related to life. Perhaps the “thinker” pose evolved somewhere from the confines of a bathroom, and eventually got so famous that they made a statue out of it.
This post sheds some light on old bathrooms that can be steampunked or renovated to look like antiques of the modern day. I personally like the steampunk style, but if you are feeling a bit more creative, you can replace some of the stuff for a more futuristic look.
The TeslaPunk Toilet
Starting off with the TeslaPunk, it is a complete overhaul of the traditional toilet. This one’s got a little gauge in there too to help notify you of water pressure or whatever. And then, there’s the laser pointed water mechanism for precise target hitting and the ultimate cleaning experience.
The TeslaPunk is a handmade “invention.”. It has a solid oak tank and a battery powered flush pump. From the outside, the entire toilet structure may seem a little complicated, but it is easy to recreate at your own house.
The laser dot was introduced by the makers to help folks who have to use the bathroom at night, or in dimly lit places. The dot points you in the right direction technically. As far as the antique gauges go, they used to belong to part of old machines. Most of the parts are recycled, or repurposed for the TeslaPunk toilet project.
There is also a small cup/ glass holder at one side of the toilet’s assembly. You can sip beer, tea or anything in there while taking care of business. A lot of YouTube videos are already available; they detail each and everything about the TeslaPunk Toilet etc.
The Naval Mine Tub
Naval Mine tub is a bit of old fashioned post collapse style goodness alongside a military look. Just like the TeslaPunk, this bathtub is entirely handmade from salvaged parts. As a matter of fact, most of the body is part of a repurposed naval mine! Couldn’t get any manlier than this.
Of course, prior to assembling the bathtub, the creator: Marine Mine made sure that all harmful chemicals and toxic signatures are removed completely.
This bathtub is fully functional. However the most attractive thing about Naval Mine tub is the fact that someone turned an object of destruction into a completely different thing. You, too, can create a similar bathtub by coming up with original ideas or anything that takes your fancy.
The Sink Alcove!
Sink Alcove is Gary Leitzell’s greatest creation so far. Obviously, if you have been following Gary over the internet, you know that he is a popular figure in the post-apocalypse/ steampunk style artwork. With the Sink Alcove project, Gary wanted to recreate a traditional sink with an entirely different look. Ideally, it would be completely functional, with the exception of different mechanism to help introduce a more “original” look.
According to the creator, the sink was created out of mere necessity. Gary Leitzell was living in a secluded place where space was an issue, so he decided to replace his existing sink with something more portable, and of course rather artistic.
On closer inspection, one can see that the sink’s walls and interior design has a smooth texture. It looks a little rough and unkempt when looked from a distance. The entire assembly was coated with a wet look sealer, which has resulted in pulling off the shiny vibe.
Aerolux Bathroom Glow Lamp
Aerolux post collapse style bathroom glow lamps are a perfect addition to any bathroom that has an existing steampunk/ post apocalypse layout. Besides, the lamp itself can be modified with the addition of the light bulb to increase or decrease the light’s intensity.
This project started as part of recycling waste material into useable objects. The creator eventually salvaged additional supplies from yard sales to help put things in perspective. The Aerolux glow lamp follows the early 20th century theme. Rumor has it that back then, lamps and bulbs used to be filled with argon and followed all kinds of crazy styles.
This lamp looks absolutely marvelous in the dark.
The Navel Mine Toilet Strikes Again!
The Naval Mine toilet makes a comeback with the same repurposed goodness that the Naval Mine bathtub was all about. This toilet was created by the same guy: Marine Mine, who apparently took it upon himself to create additional objects for his bathroom.
Obviously, the Naval Mine bathtub wasn’t enough, so he had to create a toilet to match the layout. The erect monument stands tall with rusty looks, fully functional flush system and closed-in privacy privileges.
If you are thinking of recreating your own toilet with the same idea in mind, you probably won’t find actual Naval Mines for that matter. You can go for bronze, aluminum or some other metals and coat them with appropriate rusty texture to help pull off the finished look.
Post Apocalypse Shower
This unusual shower is fully functional and looks absolutely stunning in all kinds of bathrooms. On closer inspection, you will notice the vintage style handles and mixer knobs as well. The design and visual aesthetics are quite cool and accurate down to the last “Hot” and “Cold” indicator.
The shower head and entire structure was created with leftover industrial piping. This is to emphasize that you can also create something similar with mundane metal parts lying around somewhere in your local vicinity.
Post Collapse Style Elevator Bathroom
This vintage bathroom actually exists inside the famous New York Bar: Smith & Mills. It is fully functional, and if you happen to be there in that bar, you will be able to notice all the intricate details etc.
Personally, I think that the bathroom’s a piece of art. However, someone at Smith & Mills should remove those blotches inside the sink; they don’t look cool. I was also told that the entire elevator in which this bathroom is installed, also works. Sounds kind of awkward doesn’t it?
Steampunk Bathroom Switches
Just decided to throw in a photo of an assortment of steampunk bathroom light switches. If you are planning to go that way, these switches will come in handy at some point. As they always say, the devil is in the tiny little details. Therefore, these switches will cover those overlooked aspects for you.
For most part, these switches are made out of brass. The actual switch mechanism is modern, except for the outside plating. If you decide to create one of these switches, please keep insulation standards in mind.
In the end, if you are thinking of giving a more aged look to these switches, seal the brass plating in a plastic bag, alongside few tablespoons of ammonia powder. After a few hours, you’ll notice that the brass will have a more deteriorated look.
Don’t Forget the Toothbrush
Oh yeah, one more thing to add to that post collapse bathroom of yours. These toothbrushes are a little difficult to create, but if you ever want to create something similar, the following images offer a nice close perspective on things.
The entire toothbrush assembly houses variety of different parts, such as: USB drive, portable knife, a toolset, watch, mini lamp, screwdriver and shaving accessories. The more you think of it, you will realize that you can also create one of these beauties with nothing more than a few pieces of brass and copper to start with.
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