Monthly Archive:: September 2010

Virtuoso – Help Kickstart this Open Source Business/Comic/Universe!

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Nearly there with 3 days to go! There are a lot of really neat things out there tagged with term 'Steampunk' but very few of them are as truly wonderful and unique as "Virtuoso," a Creative Commons licensed comic from friends Jon Munger and Krista Brennan.  Jon and Krista are

Strowger Switchgear

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I just finished a project for Jeff VanderMeer's Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities and while I can't show you the sculptures I made (we're saving that for the book's debut) I can tell you that one of the pieces exemplified a new aesthetic for me, sort of an early

Abney Park’s HMS Ophelia Remix by ~Delen

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  I was looking through a collection of steampunk city skylines and came across this great remix of Seattle Area Band, Abney Parks, dirigible the HMS Ophelia. Enjoy:  The name of the piece is HMS Ophelia by ~Delen on deviantART One more image after the jump & a link

Steampunk Around the World – Holland

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This is really amazing and delightful! I had not idea such things were happening around the world! – Jake Davy writes: Last Sunday we had a floralparade in Valkenswaard, Holland with a group of 25 steamers.  Paul Woldhek ( had arranged this all.    Our group of builders made tree

Victorian Marquetry LCD Monitor

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  Jonathan Writes: . . .I'm a computer engineer and cut marquetry part time so i decided to combine the two and fashion a monitor of my own. It's seemingly a lot more difficult to get good quality brassware here in England than it is in the states so i

Hey guys I made a TreeHat

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  And when I get home I put it on my hat tree.

Steampunk Watch by Haruo Suekichi

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Crunch Gear has a good interview up with the creator of this wonderful watch, Haruo Suekichi: Your watches have an antique, yet very futuristic form and design. Where do they come from? What inspires you? – When I make watches, it doesn’t usually start with design but with “fun”:

Steampunk Automata

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OMG! I am kind of speechless here, this is really, really cool. Be sure to click through to the creator's blog, there are a lot of other really amazing things to see there! – Jake

Steampunk Optimus Prime

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This just warmed my inner 12 year-old, great job Encline Design in making a steampunk version of Optimus Prime one of my childhood heros.   The images from this post are copyrighted by © Encline Design. I am reproducing these low resolution version under Fair Use to see the

ThriftCamp Making on a Budget

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On September 19th Seattle's Jigsaw Renaissance is hosting a maker unconfernce with a focus on making within a budget. ThriftCamp is a one-day unconference discussing how to live well on a limited means. Living in a consumption culture that is destroying our limited resources and in tough economic times,