Monthly Archive:: December 2009

Make or Break for NIMBY – They did it! Yay!

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From NIMBY: NIMBY has now reached the critical juncture we have seen looming for sometime.  To further our progress with the city – where things are still going well – we have had to make many tough financial decisions. We have shelled out endless amounts of money for permit

Steampunk Cruise on Sydney Harbor

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Patrick writes: On the 19th of December I had the good fortune to be a part of a Steampunk Cruise aboard a restored 1902 Steamship called 'The Waratah'. It was a truly incredible Steampunk event and we were fortunate enough to have had a professional photographer onboard with us.

Happy Merry from SPWS

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No brainy fashion content today, folks! Just want to wish you all a happy merry on behalf of the entire staff of SPWS.  May all your days be electrifying. Should you wish to show 'n brag, feel free to let me know about your favorite gift given/received in the

London and Berlin/ 26c3

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I have found myself in the UK for the holidays- more specifically, I am in Oxford with side trips to London. I'm really excited to finally get to see the Steampunk Exhibition In Oxford, as well as the Wellcome Museum in London. The week after Christmas, however, I will

Quaintrelles, Dandies, and Flâneurs #2

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~~~~~ Time for another installment of my vintage punk street fashion column! Sticking with casual menswear, I'd like to introduce a gentleman that Jake and I acquired this past summer at the Bay Area Maker Faire. This is industrial designer Noah Beasley, originally hailing from Denver, CO. Noah does

Brass Dragon!

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Back in August I received a slightly odd email: Phil is drawing a cover for Windycon's Blaylock short story collection, and he sort of used you as the guy building a mechanical dragon in his garage… Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.  If it wasn't,

Yr Doin’ It Right #1 – Sunday Driver

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One of my most common rants about steampunk style involves long-winded kvetching about the forgotten Eastern influences on the genre. I'll spare you the snarky details, but it comes to this: I want to know why I practically never see steampunks tapping into the deliciously decadent culture of India.

A Visit to the Pratt University Steam Plant

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JGN Writes: Steam Engines in NYC!!! Who would think that the oldest continuously-operating, privately owned steam-powered electrical generating plant in the United States sits in a quiet Victorian section of Brooklyn, New York?  Pratt University has its original steam-powered engine room intact. It was used for many years to generate electricity for

Quaintrelles, Dandies, and Flâneurs #1

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Vintage Punk1 Street Fashion at SPWS Because I am primarily a photographer (and only secondarily a coolhunting blogger), a major aspect of my posts here at SPWS is visuals. Thus, once a month or so, I will be posting photographs of the sort of timeless, casual style I laud.

Just saying . . .

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  From the recent Victoria’s Secret runway show . . . granted, the source material is the same.