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Brass Goggles: The lighter side of Steampunk

Posted by proteus on December 23rd,2013 Two things I love in one photo: [via Brian Kesinger’s Tea Girls] Posted by proteus on October 17th,2013 A Steampunk Badminton tournament sounds like a fantastic idea. Posted by proteus on October 11th,2013 Our Forum User “Bolt Face” brings this lovely coverage of a Steampunk Coffee House from The Chive: Image from The Chive Many more images in the original article, and a discussion here on our forums. This clock may not be exactly “steampunk”, but it certainly tickles the dials-and-knobs delight! [Via Boing Boing] Posted by proteus on October 8th,2013 Described as inspired by Steampunk and Warhammer-like games, Diesel Tactics looks like an interesting project that’s still in development. Posted by proteus on February 28th,2013 Hand made from savaged Arbutus, Western Red Cedar, and Black Walnut, these articulated Steamy Icarus wings are a beautiful handmade addition to any dirigible captain’s safety gear: And they’re not just static decoration, either: (more…)

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Steam, Brass and Fzz March 27, 2013 Sculpture Dear friends, My brother and I recently spent a wonderful day with sculptor and all-round eccentric Alan Ross of ArtInSteel. The result of Alan’s patient help was that my welding improved immensely, and he humoured my ambitions when I said I wanted to make a sculpture of a bird in the afternoon. 7 Free Wooden Gear Clock Plans for You Eccentric, Masochist Woodworkers Ever since I had the pleasure of seeing Keith Chamber’s wooden gear clocks in person, I’ve been on the look out for more all wood clocks. See Wooden Gear Clocks by Keith Chambers >> I think wooden clocks are one of those dividing lines in woodworking… To have the aspiration to make a clock, entirely from wood, puts you in your own unique category. One well-known seller of wooden clock plans, Clayton Boyer, pitches his most-difficult plans like this: “Selling plans for the clocks on this page goes against my basic philosophy of trying to spread joy in the world through creative woodworking. However, I have come to the conclusion that I should not stand in the way of a woodworker’s desire for additional frustration in his/her life when they obviously want it so badly.” He won’t sell plans from his “Masochist’s Corner” unless you’ve built one of his simpler clocks first… and sent him photographic PROOF that you completed it. I love it.

Les 26 meilleurs magasins en ligne pour les achats de Noël Steampunk «Steampunk R & D The 26 Best Online Stores for Steampunk Christmas Shopping The holiday season is creeping up fast, and if you're shopping for a Steampunk, it could be almost impossible to find anything for them unless you know exactly where to look. Luckily for you, some of us have done all of the work you'll need. Whether you're Steampunk shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, Chrismukkah (yes, that's real), Kwanzaa, or Festivus, you're sure to find something for that special lady or gentleman in your life by taking a stroll down this list!

Steampunk style How To Find The Bestest Vintage Glasses Ooh... how about jazzing up your prescription glasses with JOYOUS vintage frames? We get all gooey and inspired with tips from some of our fave alternative bloggers! Japanese B-Girl Gyaru Style The japanese street style of B-gal gyaru places an emphasis on RnB urban culture, music and fashion. Braided hair and tanned skin form the signature look. 24hrs With a Steampunk Aeronaut – Narrative Showcase - Noupe Design Blog May 10 2010 By Claire Stokoe Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction in an alternate Victorian era that runs mostly on steampower. DIY Steampunk Gauges If you're building steampunk props for cosplay, gauges are a must-have. Unfortunately, vintage gauges (which look the most authentic) can be both hard to find and pretty darn expensive once you do track them down. So, John and I decided to make our own. Here's the secret:

Shrine of Hollywood - Rock Couture, Gothic Clothing, Victorian Clothing, Punk Clothing, Steampunk Clothing ***The Shrine shipping department will be closed from Monday, AUG. 18th to Thursday, AUG 21st. All orders received during this time will be promptly shipped out by AUGUST 25th. Our retail store on Melrose Ave. in Hollywood will be open everyday from 12noon to 8pm for limited types of inquiries Molly 'Porkshanks' Friedrich's Dieselpunk Headphone Mod Greetings strangers and friends alike! I was emailed by Jake a little while back asking me if I would be interested in taking a turn as guest contraptor on the Steampunk Workshop. Of course, this is roughly equivalent to asking a model railroader if they would like to take a real steam engine out for a spin on the tracks. How could I say no?

The Victorian Era-Victorian Seaside-Victorian Days - Changes took place in society as people became more affluent, more mobile and had more leisure time. It is hard to imagine today just how busy the seaside resorts became as people flocked to them in their thousands. There was tremendous rivalry between neighbouring seaside towns as they competed to attract visitors and holiday makers. The Ambience Enhancer "This handy little device can take the most boring and dull locale and turn it into whatever sort of emotive resonance you prefer! You simply load it with "Wave Files" or their less complicated cousins the "Musical Programme Type Threes (or "MP3" for those who enjoy abbreviations) and then activate the device to change the ambience around you! Astounding!" The Ambience Enhancer project that I am going to share with you is a basic but beautiful looking retro-futuristic style cover for anything you'd like it be, although I built mine as an MP3 Player Cover, you could build a watch, a cellphone cover, or even a PDA into it.

Steampunk Leather Top Hat Tutorial I have received several requests for a tutorial on making my steampunk leather top hat, shown above, and so, here it is. The first drawing shows the three pattern pieces (not to scale). The wave on the bottom of the crown is what gives the brim its distinctive curve. Moonshadow Morticia Dress by Moonmaiden Gothic Clothing UK Style No. MMG135 From £66.00 (Inc. UK P&P) Antique Vintage Headphones For Sale Vintage Headphones for sale Back to Scott's Crystal Radio Home Page Several new pairs just listed on these pages. Throw away that little crystal earplug and try a pair of real vintage headphones and you will be amazed at the quality of sound a simple crystal set can produce. (I have recently appreciated the sensitivity of a good crystal earplug, but the sound is poor in quality. Mouser has the best.)

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