Monthly Archive:: January 2009
Tim See is an exhibitor in this year’s Smithsonia Crafts Show and he has chosen to produce a series of works in the Steampunk style. Pictured is the Teacup Presevation System and an as yet un-named Steampunk air conditioner is in the works. You can see more on Tim’s
Geissler tubes were made primarily at the end of the 19th century and into the 20th as curiosities. They came in a great variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. From Wikipedia: Geissler tubes were mass produced from the 1880s as entertainment devices, with various spherical chambers and decorative serpentine
Stoneridge Engineering creates these Lichtenberg figures by using a particle accelerator to create a charge cloud inside of a highly insulating block of acrylic and then discharging that cloud by poking it with what is essential a nail in a board connected to ground. This grounding probe causes the
I spotted- not that you could possibly miss it- this storefront in Tokyo. It’s a comic book store called Mandarake, which is supposedly the biggest comic book store in tokyo. The actual store was about 4 flights downstairs, and also had an amazing selection of vintage toys. They
From the workshop of Gonzalo Álvarez comes these wonderful clocks and furniture! Gonzalo lives and works on the island of Tenerife. He is a maker of fanciful clocks and furniture as well as, it seems, special effects – but my Spanish is non-existent so I cannot be sure. I
No, not that Whitechapel! Whitechapel Ltd. is a supplier of an incredible variety of brass hardware, findings, and finials. They have just about anything you can imagine that is cast from brass. Prices range from a few dollars each for the feet I used on the Victorian all-in-one to
I have been terribly remiss in not publishing this earlier! It came to me when I was very busy and I lost the original message somewhere in the bowels of gmail. Fortunately, I came across it today and vowed to post immediately! My apologies to the artist for this
Maker Profile – Fire Sculpture on MAKE: television from make magazine on Vimeo. This week’s Make:TV Maker Profile is on The Flaming Lotus Girls, a San Francisco based woman-centric industrial arts group that creates the most amazing sculptures with steel and fire! Membership is open and it’s a place
From Steubens Wheelmen! Here’s a shot of The Brass Lion with a Down Low Glow "Fossil Amber" light from Rock The Bike ! And since we are talking bike accessory you should pop over to Velo ORANGE for some truly wonderful retro-bike accessories like this pair of paniers!
Wow! somebody Simmified my Steampunk, monitor, keyboard and the Mae West lamp! Have a look!