Monthly Archive:: February 2009

Steampunk Cake!

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A friend overheard a karate classmate, a professional baker, mention that she had just created a cake for a client in a "Steam Punk" style and that prior to this order she had not heard of Steampunk.  Well, my spy collected this intelligence and forwarded it to The Lady

Art Donovan’s Stunning Shiva Mandala

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I had the honor of sharing space in a gallery show with Art last year in the Hamptons.  I've long admired his Steampunk lamps and I particularly like that his work often incorporates elements that are reminiscent of pulp science fiction cover art – there's always a touch of

Gianni Fanelli: Dream of iron

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From Social Design Zine in Italy comes this article about sculptor and metalworker Gianni Fanelli.  It appears to be a review of the artist’s recent show and the reviewer clearly liked what they saw – at least that’s sure what it looks like to me viewing the Google translated

Hey San Francisco!

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Boston Favorites HUMANWINE are in town and you can hear them play! Saturday February 7th 8:30pm – The Mad Maggies CD Release Party: Pirates Delight The Accordion Apocalypse 2626 Jennings St. San Francisco, CA 94124 Cost: $10 fer pirate, $15 for regular human ALL AGES Pirate’s Delight with: The

Orrery (kit?) from Japan

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I am not quite sure what is going on here, but as near as I can tell this is an offer for a beautiful brass orrery kit. An orrery is a mechanical simulacrum of the Solar System with clockwork designed such that the planets of the orrery move in

Music – The Clockwork Quartet

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Edward writes: Dear Mr. von Slatt, Allow me to introduce myself; My name is Edward Saperia, and I run The Clockwork Quartet. You blogged about us a couple of months ago when a photo of the Steamdrone was leaked onto the net. A little background around the band; despite

Steampunk Monitor Stand

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Some of the very best letters I get come from people who have built things to give as gifts, a case in point: Dear jake, I really have enjoyed your site, especially the bus conversion.  I really like how you talk about using found objects and have so many

Alternative to Typewriter Keys

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Marcus writes: There are only so many broken typewriters in the world – so it’s going to be difficult to get my hands on a decent set of keys.  You can’t get them on ebay here in Europe, importing them from the US would’ve been hilariously expensive – so

Mad Uncle’s Webcam – For Sale

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Mad Uncle Cliff blogs: My first steampunked webcam – tested and fully functional. I call it finished but I will probably cloth bind the cable. Now this one is for sale. I have decided to fund my Dremel set with the sale of this ‘one off’ design steampunk webcam.