Monthly Archive:: November 2008

Upcycling: Re-filling a Swiffer WetJet Bottle

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From Wikipedia: Upcycling is a component of sustainability in which waste materials are used to provide new products. It is generally a reinvestment in the environment. "Upcycling is the practice of taking something that is disposable and transforming it into something of greater use and value." This process allows

The Clockwork Quartet

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I have legions of minions (both cybernetic and meatiform) so if you say ‘steampunk’ anywhere on the interwebs I’m liable to pop up in UR LJ or UR Flickr within hours.  Such was the case this morning when I discovered this marvellous machine built by banjo player Will Segerman

TechnOccult interview with Alex CF

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TechnOccult inteviews wunderkammer artist AlexCF: I guess it all started with this little box, called “The Vampire Legacy Case” about a 14th century aristocratic vampire, the last rites and possessions of this vampiric lord. I had the idea of creating an alternative past, creating characters and species with which

Clockwork Hand

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The Clockwork Hand by deviantart user Astalo is lovely in it’s craftsmanship. It is, however, a strange cross between cyborg upgrade and flirtatious torture device- wear it for super strength or make someone else wear it, turn the crank, forcibly making the ‘come hither’ motion , over and over

Handsome font for you pica pushers

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Typography can be (and usually is) tremendous amount of stress. I, for one, tear my hair out every time I see the currently ubiquitous Bleeding Cowboys; another friend has a dysfunctional relationship with Papyrus- over and over he vows it’s over- only to be found trysting at midnight, kerning.

A Bit of a Pygmalion Moment

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Yes, that is the Steampunk Strat in the hands of Nathaniel Johnstone of Abney Park on stage at SteampoweredCon 2008. Sigh. I made her but I could not give her what she needed as I have not the musical talent.  I’m glad she found a good home and I

Fables cover art book out today

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  The long awaited (release has been pushed back several times) cover art book for Fables has come out today. It compiles all the amazing and moving covers that James Jean has done for the series, issues 1-75.  The cherry on top that is really making me squeal with

Steampunk Keyboard from Germany

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Kay writes: I have often been inspired and impressed by your work. Here you can see one  of my lastest projects.  It’s a original german steampunk keyboard. More pics you find at: There is nothing I like to hear more then that! and man-oh-man did he do a

Hallowe’en 2008

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This year’s theme was The Wizard of Oz.  I hacked up a rear projection TV that I got off of Craigslist to be the Great and Powerful Oz.  The original intent was to use the then working TV to present the image from a camera.  Unfortunately, the moment I

Steampunk Runway Show – Chicago

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Produced by Chicago Tribal Bellydance Troupe Read my Hips, this show looks like it was a lot of fun!  I’m really excited that the fashions are not purely neo-Victorian, there is some definite punk in there as well as some middle Eastern influence. Have a look at pictures from