Steampunk is a ‘somewhat’ recent phenomenon, which can be described as a sub-genre of science fiction (H.G. Wells, Jules Verne etc), that adopts design cues and styles from the 19th century Victorian industrial era. Steampunk incorporates various technological and other themes into a wide variety of subject matter and has become a bit of a sub-culture, as well as being used as a theme in movies such as Wild, Wild West, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Stardust and many others, even in sitcoms such as The Big Bang Theory. Steampunk covers all manner of subjects from clothing, devices, bars, vehicles, music, furniture and even homes, the list really is endless. Sometimes it can be quite extraordinary in accomplishment, functionality and outright beauty, or simply wishful thinking.