Rusty, corroded, extremelly beautiful jewlery comes with free tetanus shot

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  The jewelry made by Flickr user The Justified Sinner does not, in fact, come with a painful jab to the arm; but is extremely beautiful. I would love to adorn myself in his creations- the rust and polish are SP’s version of denim and lace. Seen here is

Sequential Glass – Steampunk Resource

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I am often asked where I acquire the materials I use in my work. The answer isn’t really simple as they come from a multitude of sources like our town dump, dumpster diving, craigslist, roadside trash pick-up, as well as gifts from friends and family. But there is one

Books: Mark Z. Danielewski – House of Leaves

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House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski is the sort of book that people tend to either hate or love. The text is infuriatingly complicated, even though its message and storyline are quite simple. Major reviews of the book swing from commentary on Danielewski’s genius to criticism regarding the

Gentleman’s Emporium

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I never expected that I would get into the ‘dress-up’ side of Steampunk. Really, never.  But when I was asked to intro Abney Park on the main stage at Maker Faire this year I knew that I was not going to stand up in front of those folk wearing

Paul Cesewski’s Railcar on a Death-Defying Ride of Doom

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Thirty Second Shingle Ride from Dr. Terwilliker on Vimeo. My buddy Paul Cesewski (and former shop-mate/shipyardian) built this rail-car that tickles all my maker-buttons: made from recycled parts, can go fast, utilizes an obscure form of locomotion, has a good possibility of injury,  and serves no readily logical purpose

The California Steampunk Convention

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I’ve been booked for the first ever California Steampunk Convention in Sunnyvale, California – October 31 through November 2!  I’m not sure exactly what I’ll be doing but there is sufficient time to put together a really bitch’n presentation and/or demo!  I’ll also be participating in a discussion panel

USS Salem Steampunk Command Phone

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  My friend David dropped me a note a couple of days ago along with this photo of a telephone aboard a WW II era warship.  The phone is absolutely gorgeous! I particularly like the the anchor and rope motif in the brass escutcheon. David goes on to write:

Datamancer’s Brass LCD on eBay

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My good friend Rich Nagy built this beautiful brass widescreen monitor and has put it on eBay! This is a one-of-a-kind 22" widescreen LCD built by Richard Nagy aka "Datamancer" of www.datamancer.net. This display was built to compliment the brass keyboards I build and sell on my site (keyboard

Books: Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

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Many of you have probably heard of Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age for its prevalent use of Neo-Victorianism, and for it being an wonderful novel. However, you may not have heard of his earlier work Snow Crash. Where The Diamond Age was a bildungsroman set in a nano-technologically influenced

H.M.S Chronabelle Presents: The Adventures of Captain Mouse

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There has been a lot of talk lately about ‘Steampunk ‘sub-culture’ and to be quite honest, I don’t really know what Steampunk sub-culture will turn out to be. I do hope that at its core will be people getting together and making things. I also hope that it turns