Some projects take a long time. Sometimes I start something and then put it aside, in this case for more that two years! When Make:TV came out to the workshop to shoot a profile of me in July of 2008, one of the projects that I worked on for
In the comments about my CNC mill project over at Hack-A-Day, Jarkman posted a link to this really beautiful CNC'd brass scarab brooch and I can't help thinking that this would make a lovely computer mouse too!
Nearly a year ago the nice folks at Hendrick's Gin contacted me to see if I'd like to do a box for their "Curate a Box" contest give away. Well, I had never tasted their product so I demurred until I had a chance to sample it at last
Phil writes: Hi Jake Just finished a sort of "future steampunk" guitar build here: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/2011-tdpri-tele-build-challenge/263780-kwerks-2011-tdpri-build-challenge-thread.html Lotsa pics on the last pages, thought you might like 🙂 Cheers Phil Oh yes! I like it A LOT! You should really follow Phil's link for the EPIC construction detail! – Jake.
The Steampunk Bible is out! I helped connect Jeff and S.J. with people doing cool things in the movement and I wrote what I hope is the definitive candy tin etching how-to for this book. Our fashion editor Libby Bulloff also contirbuted articles and LOTS of shiny photography, including
Dark steampunk goth art just in time for valintines day. Michele Lynch is a mixed media artist with a touch of steampunk. Her creations have wonderful anime eyes that play well on the reused bodies of savleged machinery. Another one of my favorites, the Surgeon piece is just
Hey y'all! SPWS' own Meredith Scheff is doing a "Scarf-a-Day" project that you should definitely check-out! Starting january 1, 2011, I will make one scarf a day each day in the month. I'll be using everything from traditional techniques and materials to the experimental, the new, the weird, the
Thomas Kuntz, who we've featured here before, wrote me a couple of days ago with his latest project and it is breath-taking! I particularly love the way that Thomas includes the whole story of the creation of his pieces in the videos he produces including the reference artwork and
This is the first of what is likely to be many posts covering the New Zealand's The League of Victorian Imagineer. They have a great blog and run a yearly exhibition and fashion show. The next fasion show will be at Oamaru Opera House on the 5th June 2011.
Kevin Mowrer has started a blog to share some of his woderful art. As you can see the art rocks but what I really like about it is the philosophy behind it: Since I'm in the business of property development, the prevailing dogma says "Don't share anything publicly that