Barely used anymore, pens have become stylish and luxurious writing instruments, combining innovation and design, with traditional craftsmanship, as well as reflecting the owners status. Heres a collection of one-of-a-kind steampunk pens that will make you stand out in the crowd.
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.
French artist Edouard Martinet transforms metal pieces found at flea markets and car-boot sales into beautiful works of art.
Using a series of common metallic objects, from rusted kitchen pans, to old typewriter keys and car lights, Martinet manages to create intricate sculptures of fish, reptiles and insects. Without any soldering or welding whatsoever, the artist first draws up a few detailed sketches of what he wants to create, then begins a painstaking process of piecing the metal parts together, like a puzzle. As you can imagine, his scrap metal masterpieces take quite a long time to complete, but they are definitely worth the effort.
A harmonious union of blown glass, smooth wood and polished metal gives these 19th-century-looking lamps a classic, nostalgic appeal. The Art Donovan Steampunk Lighting collection features a variety of very unique pieces, handmade with the look of heirlooms or assembled found objects
Ptolemy Elrington spends his time collecting hub caps lost on the streets of Britain, and transforming them into impressive-looking animal sculptures.
To prove that one persons junk is another mans treasure, 43-year-old Ptolemy Elrington has chosen to use reclaimed materials, like hub caps, as the main medium of his art. After finishing college, the Bradford-based sculptor lived close to a sharp curve where cars would often lose their hub caps. He began collecting them from the roadside ditch, and planned to turn them all into an original suit of armor, but noticing they had a marine look about them, he decided to mold them into fish.
Flash! Divers salvaging the remains of the Nautilus have recovered what appears to be Captain Nemo’s personal flash drive, or Pocket Memory, as they were once called. Even more amazing, the device still functions. Given its look, this beautiful copper and brass creation from the workshop of Will Rockwell looks like it really could have been Captain Nemos flash drive. Can you count all the repurposed screws, rivets and gears?
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he Art Donovan Steampunk Lighting collection will have you wondering if you’ve gone back in time. The inspiration for this line of lamps comes from Donovan’s steampunk art, and these functional oil lamps have an intricate character you won’t find in modern designs.
A shimmering silver version of my Marquis keyboard design, “The Silver Marquis” has an elegant chaise-lounge inspired design with acanthus-leaf engraving on polished aluminum. This keyboard also features key lettering engraved on a mirrored silver acrylic
Alex Neretin has constructed his elegant steampunk mouse from brass tubes, watch gears, copper and wood. The beauty of the walnut, contrasting against the mechanical inner workings of the mouse make this a truly stunning object.
The use of old mechanical equipment, like watches, gives the impression that the mouse might make a satisfying ticking noise as its cogs turn in response to your clicks. It adds a bit of romance to the whole admin affair!
A bag for sale: 37 x 33 x 15 cm there are two sections, one is for a laptop (with soft lining at the bottom), 4.5 cm wide. Plus there are two pockets. There’s also a handle on the cover. And of course there is a strap with a buckle. The cost is 400 $