Estonian sculptor Mati Karmin has innovated a way for old Soviet naval mines to become usable furniture. From tables, to beds and even baby carriages, the rusted mines are recycled into steampunked home furnishings.
Unlike the traditional sculptor, Mati Karmin has previously created other war pieces; however, his recent works are so original and creative that it paves the way for newer and greater home furnishings. Being the product of once-explosive mines, the furniture now carries an emotional and historical element that will live on for decades.
Time travel, steampunk and botany inspire Victorian-themed Indian restaurant
A new Indian restaurant and cocktail bar has opened in London with a design that pays tribute to the scientists and botanists of the Victorian era and their explorations in the jungles of India. Walls and shelves of the restaurant are filled with authentic 19th century artefacts evoking adventurous tropical explorations, such as apothecary bottles, microscopes, looking glasses, walking canes, jars of plant specimens and original botanical prints. In addition to its tropical flourishes, the design features examples of Steampunk style and lighting, industrial parts and custom-designed metalwork used by Victorian engineers such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel. This is juxtaposed with 21st century pop light fittings and luxury suiting fabrics. “Victorian Britain is a fabulous treasure trove of scientific, artistic and literary works,â Chebaane told CLAD. âAfter reading dozen of books from the 19th century, I edited and condensed them into one narrative arc and developed an aesthetic language to design an experience relevant to todayâs youth, while also being inclusive to a more mature audience. The result is a mixture of Victorian fantasy and postmodernist design.”
These goggles have a black/violet base coat with an antiqued silver finish and pewter finished extension rings on each eye cup. Painted and finished with a flat protective clear coat. Each extension ring is secured by three aluminum stand-offs with a set of gears in the left eye cup ring and aluminum coils attached with aluminum stand-offs on the each eye cup. They include 2- 50 mm poly carbonate clear lenses, 2-50 mm shade 3 green lenses, and an elastic head strap. The lenses can be removed and exchanged or replaced. One of a kind. Thanks for viewing.
The Nerf Maverick gun gets meaner and is no longer plasticky, thanks to Aimeekitty (nickname, of course) here who has created amazing Steampunk Nerf Guns. We are sure these pictures pretty much seal it for her, yet we cant contain the excitement and the admiration that we have for these designs. There are three variations of these guns in fact. One of them is the clocked N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3 (the others arent named yet). The splash of blue in the handles, the trigger and in the barrel too perfectly complements the bronzed appearance, giving the gun an ethereal aura. We, for a few seconds, had forgotten this is the same gun that traditionally splashed paint.
Here is a picture of a nixie clock I build about ten years ago. As applies for most nowadays nixie clocks, this one has a microprocessor inside too. I used a 8051 without battery backed up RTC. The old Matsushita CD72 nixies are from an old desktop calculator.
Pocket watches may be a thing of the past, but they are in no way any less beautiful. Just check out these repurposed antique pocket watches by New Jersey-based artist Sue Beatrice of AllNatural Arts. Beatrice recycles discarded parts like gears, cogs, screws, and sprockets, into whimsical sculptures inspired by nature and fantasy
But why stop at just a monitor? How about a beautifully-modded 24″ widescreen monitor with an in-built Pentium IV motherboard and a 250 GB SATA drive. A stunning example of a fully-functioning Steampunk system.
Steampunk Animals by James Corbett, The Car Part Sculptor
James Corbett takes used card parts and, using them like pieces in a puzzle, creates amazing steampunk sculptures.
Corbett showed artistic talent ever since he was a little boy. Colleagues at his Redcliff school would always tell him hed grow up to be an artist. But, at 36 years old James was running a motor wrecking business. Thats when he started welding together a bunch of car parts and awakened the dormant talent inside. In just 18 months he closed his wrecking business and became a full-time artist.
James Corbet says he makes these original sculptures because he can and it would be a shame to waste his God-given talent. The Car Part Sculptor has exhibited his works in galleries all across the world.
These goggles have an aged cream finish and gold highlights with a triple 9x (3x ea) magnifying loupe mounted on the right eye cup. Golden spikes and a silver skull and crossbones insignia are mounted on the sides.They also include 2- 50mm clear polycarbonate lenses, 2-50mm shade 3 green polycarbonate lenses, 2- 2" brass mesh screen inserts, and an elastic head strap. The lenses and inserts can be removed or replaced. Thanks for viewing.