When they want to escape the mayhem of city life in Chicago, Diane Pascal and Thomas Richie retreat to their low-profile getaway in Hennepin, Illinois, a town where agriculture and ecology are still a part of the locals common knowledge.
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.”
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I’ve never been consciously aware of it until now, but I just realized I am a Victorian cubbyhole/pigeonhole/compartment addict! Do they have meetings for that?What is it about these tiny, secretive places that is so intriguing? Maybe it’s the organizational qualities of cubbyholes. I love to organize!
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.
An awesome looking Dragon, made from upcycled parts
This enormous dragon sculpture by Kreatworks is available for sale on Etsy. It’s definitely not for the average consumer as it stands almost 11-feet-tall and is selling at over $10,000. But, if you have a massive cathedral ceiling and enough dough to spend, it would certainly make an epic addition to the house.
Despite the massive scale of this dragon sculpture, no intricacy is spared. The creature contains amazing steampunk-inspired detail that represents an accurate portrayal of a dragon anatomy — not that there is an official biological diagram of this fictional beast.
Kreatworks has a few other pieces available on his Etsy account such as a steampunk Alien and Predator. This dragon takes the cake for scale and price tag, however.
Why Ivan Mavrovic’s steampunk mouse should be associated with the KGB is a mystery, as actually it’s quite enchanting. Perhaps this mouse is trying to disguise itself as a hole punch or more likely was manufactured from one (one destined for the trash, we hope)! However, it does showcase the tightness of design and manufacture that can be achieved via steampunk esthetics.
The Steampunk Caterpillar is a one of those unusual items which anyone could find in an antique shop if they looked hard enough. Your gran probably has one in the a box of old junk in her back room, and every flea market has a couple of em hidden under the old clothes and broken Playstations. Youll not really *completely* know how it works just by looking, but youll still kinda have a sense of what it is by its weight, by its wear and tear, by the smell of it. I mean, it must do SOMETHING, because if it was purely decorative it wouldnt have bits that look like they come apart, right? I wonder where it came from originally
These goggles have a violet base coat with metallic silver highlights Painted and finished with a flat protective clear coat. A 5 x silver finished magnifying loupe is mounted to the right eyepiece by a removable clamp. Gears and arrows are also mounted on either side of each eye cup. They include 2- 50 mm 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 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.
Ah, the glorious days of steam power, when computers were beautiful and flash drives were pieces of art. Say what? We are, of course, thinking of the imaginary world of steampunk, in which Victoriana rubbed shoulders with the high-tech ? and with the impossible. – See more at: http://1800recycling.com/2011/05/incredible-recycling-steampunk-usb-flash-drives#sthash.OPf7umA6.dpuf
A collection of nixie clocks, based both on my design and many others.
If you’ve come to this page from a web search or link and don’t have a clue what a nixie tube is, Go here for more info!
If you have built a nixie clock, send me a picture! Also check out Westdave’s huge nixie clock collection. Tom McNally’s page. and Claus-Dieter Urbach’s site. Also see Guy Marsden’s electronic art page.
Want to buy a nixie clock? try Cosmodog wps Cathode Corner for ready-made ones or kits.
Note : I get a lot of submissions for this page. Sometimes I’m too busy to deal with them so they go in a pile for a while to be looked at later.
Now that so many people are making clocks, Only particularly well-made or unusual ones get added here.
Steampunk style ray gun made from metal and brass small hand held peace great for steampunk costumes. This is a Mk 2 Halberstadt Ray Gun. This was made by Dr Halberstadt and was issued to the German luft patrol as a small side arm for protection just in case they were shot down. These ray guns were made from 1898 until 1910. All members of the luft patrol had the Mk 2 as a standard issue. Though the fallschirmjger part of the luft patrol were issued with a larger assault ray gun.
Whether you’re thinking of globetrotting airships or clockwork pocket computers, steampunk has room for it all ? even for your handy USB stick. Could there be a more stylish way to apply a finish to the finer details of everyday life?