From Rustic Digital Watches to Artillery-Covered Animals

 - Aug 4, 2010   Updated: Apr 14 2011
The steampunk movement gained popularity in the 1980s and early 1990s, but it has hardly lost any fizz. Starting out as a genre of science fiction, steampunk is now a style on its own.

Check out this cluster of steampunk-inspired finds, from rustic digital watches to artillery-covered animals to sky-bound steampunk greeneries.

Implications - The mass adoption of technology and concurrent resurgence in retro culture drives the steampunk subculture, a genre focused on 19th century designs, specifically from Victorian-era Britain. Companies can take advantage of this retro-futuristic theme -- and capture its consumer base -- by giving modern gadgets a retro feel through the use of gadgets, complicated miniature machinery and opulent, sci-fi-inspired detailing.