Steampunk Madness

Master’s project is nearly done! For you interested types, I’ve spent the last few months working on a project for my degree. As a day job I work in nonprofits – as soon as i can reveal what I’ve been up to, I’ll be sure to. In the meantime, let’s dust off our steampunk goggles and get back to work.

Bicycle Driven Steampunk Racer:

Holy Tesla! Bicycle driven steampunk racer!

These little guys are made from paper:

Paper Steampunk Dudes

iRetrofone Steampunk Dock
By The Nag
By The Nag in Design, Gadgets, Hacks & Mods on Sep 15, 2010 at 5:25 pm. This steampunkiphone dock, designed by artist Scott Freeland, is fully functional and has the retro look I love. It is hand-sculpted and hand-cast in urethane 
Neatorama – http://www.neatorama.com/

And finally…

Steampunk … Batman?

bob_basset: BJ SteamPunk Leather Mask
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Puppy punk

Dogie Gone Steam

Dogie Gone Steam

So we know how people will dress up in steam punk right? Well did you ever imagine a dog!!! This little puppy really likes his masters style. This  is what I call puppy punk everyone. ^^

Via: http://fire-nekoyasha.deviantart.com

Steampunk mobiles

Have you ever  looked on the web and saw a car like this?

I like to call these: Steampunk mobiles! They are steampunk that you can drive a round town. Some are not so junk looking either.

It takes a lot of time and effort, to do these things. In the end though they are the coolest cars that the world ever did see. With todays economy we don’t need mustangs or hummers driving around town. We need some steampunk mobiles riding down the street. Super cool but not to flashy, perfect for the small towns of the nation.

For more steampunk mobiles go here

Nano Kracken

Steampunk squidFinally, it has arrived; the Nano Kraken! Kurze has over done himself. Not only making monsters on land and air but now at sea too.

Via: http://www.fishingfury.com/20090220/steampunk-squid/

Mercury arc valve rectifier

Okay so if the title isn’t enough to make you click on the link below then the idea that Tesla-inspired protomagick is still being used in some places today should.
And on another note the most interesting argument for a full transition into steampunk society that i can muster: Current industry is based on QUANTITY. It’s made to cheap. All the infrastructure, social conditioning, and info warfare are there to make inexpensive and wasteful things … and these little disposable scraps of goo are all you get to inherit.
But a steampunk world is based on QUALITY. Things aren’t made to distribute, they are made to OWN. They are each, in their uniqueness and craft, a hefty devil of a thing, something that tempts you to empower yourself.
I expect all of you to invest in my company first thing tomorrow.

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Steampunk Links for May the 4th (be with you!)

Links for may the 4th:

  • Intellectual Steampunk Forum @ The great steampunk debate. Your ideas will be converted into their original gray matter and chewed upon.
  • Interview with James P. Blaylock: wherin the steampunk baby-daddy reveals to us that being in the right place at the right time can give you grandfathership of just about anything…
  • Steampunk House (via superpunch): this will be my house in the future … except in the future I will have time travel and it will be my house in the now. Except, my time travel doomy-device will not let me touch my future self so I can only blog about it rather than move in and crash the party. Soon, my futurepast-mates, soon…
  • And finally: this. More steampunk laptop pictures (JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THE 700 OTHER TIMES ITS BEEN POSTED ON THE WUB).

This is www.hallowsedge.com.

Intergram restored to full power.

steampunk by KarenMarleneLarsen.

@ Karen Marlene Larsen.


Typewriter Cat

The artwork of Jeremy Mayer

Jeremy Mayer makes his art by dissassembling old typewriters and re-crafting them into sculpture. According to his site, he doesn’t solder, weld, or glue them – his work is all cold assembly.

A part of Jeremy’s inspiration comes from this idea he notes about science and technology “flowing inexorably towards natural systems.” This is very interesting to me to talk about – he’s basically saying that as science and technology evolve they end up looking more like what is happening in nature. This is a powerful idea, one we see replicated by current advances in science and the wonders we see in architecture.

And so I wonder what this means for the steampunk world – especially the world of Hallow’s Edge. Is Hallow’s Edge the ultimate expression of this idea: that evolution happened so much that nature was forced to take its course? Maybe, maybe not, but steampunk seems to be an expression of this idea: the more we move through time, the more we learn to appreciate the tools of the past….

Interestingly enough, Jeremy makes it a point on his page to mention that he doesn’t consider his work a part of the steampunk movement. Fair enough, but a good Graystone quote comes to mind: “a difference, that makes no difference, is no difference.”

Like all the other debris we’ve clumped together to find ourselves, Jeremy we’re happy to have you.

(we found this thanks to Lynn Lavato)

Steampunk Harley Davidson

Hells yeah!

Steampunk Harley! Not since Mad Max have intrepid humans dared show us the awesome power of brass and petrol.

Called the “Barro” this machine is what happens when minds and metal meet.

Its chassis created from a  Steampunk skeleton-eske rather than a typical biker frame gives it an haunting but majestic appearance. It also features a T-Sable Spring engine and a Harley-Davidson transmission.

[New Launches]

We say found it on slippery-brick.

Celebrate Air Kraken Day Mar 17th!

Happy Air Kraken Day!

As discovered on Brass Goggles, March 17 is officially Air Kraken day in the steampunk world. The site says: “Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of them (The Horror of the Heights), and the whole ecology supporting these sky based terrors, they seem to have been mostly forgotten about.”

And how better to commemorate this forgotten myth of the Victorian Era than by gracing it with its own holiday.

And since March appears to be, according to the site, the height of their mating season, we too cast our gaze upwards with a bit of dread, hoping to catch a glimpse of its terrible majesty.

Air Kraken day is celebrated by flying kites with drawings of sea creatures upon them – but kites are damned expensive. We suggest you throw paper airplanes.

GO FORTH AND FILL THE SKIES WITH ITS DREAD TENTACLE DOOOOM