Adele Blanc-Sic

Luc Besson to produce new Steampunk movie. Drooling.


Steampunk Wedding Cake…

Okay, since I posted about weddings the other day, I just thought I’d follow up by posting this awesome steampunk wedding cake done by Mike’s Amazing Cakes in Seattle.


Delicious geary gears of nom-nommy union….

Steampunk News: Mar 10th, 2010

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Make: Online : Biomechanical steampunk taxidermy
By Sean Michael Ragan
We have blogged about American assemblage artist Ron Pippin’s work before, with a focus on his wunderkammer pieces. But he’s been busy since then. Fair warning: Much of Pippin’s work uses real animal parts, and although I personally 

Calvin’s Canadian Cave of Coolness: Steampunk Tinkerbelle

Steampunk Professor Xavier Wheelchair | Steampunk | Gear

The Steampunk Professor Xavier Wheelchair by Daniel Valdez was made from a Victorian rocker from 1875, a Permobil C300 powered wheelchair, some pistons from a steelworks, an Arduino-based audio kit, and a drinks dispenser. 

You want to love your life from a prison?

Okay so I’ve had an ongoing argument with a couple of friends of mine on whether Devotchka is really a steampunk band or not, and all I can say is WTF?

I don’t think you need any more evidence than this beautiful wedding video I found while trolling around on the web. And I think that’s the first time I’ve used the word “beautiful” to describe weddings, but this one is simple and quite elegant. Smashing really.

I couldn’t help post this to all you people who dig steampunk fashion. This wedding is dripping with inspiration.

DeVotcKa is a four piece multi-instrumental/vocal group that mixes Mariachi with Rock, Greek, Roma, Bolero, and Beauty. Tubagirl aka Jeanie Schroder describes their music as “Punk, just classically trained.”

The origin of their name is the russian word for “young girl”

Swimming in the sea of Denver Colarado, which from what I understand is populated by the genetic legacy of mining-dispute survivors (From what I understand, Denver’s residents are the children of those people who killed their mining partners and took over the mine), but only in a place of such awe-inspiring horror could something so beautiful be crafted. A veritable diamond in the rough.

The quartet is made up of Nick Urata, who sings and plays theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano, and trumpet; Tom Hagerman, who plays violin, accordion, and piano; Jeanie Schroder, who sings and plays sousaphone and double bass; and Shawn King, who plays percussion and trumpet.

Devotchka on myspace | facebook

More Chap Hop!


Since we posted chap-hop yesterday to celebrate the release of our game, I just couldn’t resist posting more. Mr. B “The Gentleman Rhymer” is one of several self-styled “chap-hop” artists that hit the scene a few years ago.

Mr. B, on a one man mission to “introduce Hip-Hop to the Queen’s English,” mixes the best lyrics  of compton with the best of … westminster. Banjoes have never come together with hip-hop quite like THIS.

This has me wondering … ghettos are VERY victorian – were the london street-poets the first gangstas?

I had to post this one because his cricket bat looks just like a DX-1, ha!

Mr. B on Myspace

Steampunk 101

Steampunk by Kyle Cassidy, from Wikipedia

In the last few years steampunk has exploded all over the place, but there’s still plenty of people that want to know exactly what it isn’t – who better to turn to than our friends at wikipedia? Let’s start with the basics:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy, that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date.

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Steampunk inspiration: The Arrival graphic novel

arrival graphic novel imageCaptivating and creepy, The Arrival by Shaun Tan is a powerful graphic novel about  miscommunication, strange customs, foreign people, and good samaritans. And tentacle monsters. We promise it contains much inspiration for all your steampunk needs.

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Awesome Steampunk Nerf Gun

image for steampunk nerft gun

This is a pretty good primer for modding weapons on the web. While we aren’t affiliated with Nerf or anything, and honestly, we like to make our foam shooting weapons from scratch – this is a good place to learn how to start your modding carreer.

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