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.”
There are lots more where this came from, too. Hit the link to see all the other designs. (They’re crazy expensive, of course, but they don’t look *too* hard to DIY.)(And we STILL haven’t made a proper fixture for our steampunk dining room. I am hanging my head in shame.)
And here’s another of Susan’s new pieces, “The Beast of the Machine
Jacie tells me that after she kept showing him all the steampunky jewelry she loves online, her hubby got inspired and made this for her as a surprise! Aww. That’s a keeper right there, Jacie. (And your husband, too!)
I don’t update this blog thing as much as I should, but I had to throw this up. I finished Bioshock Infinite recently and it was an instant favorite…had to make a tribute that summed up how I felt about such an incredible game.
This keyboard began its life as a very rare IBM Model M-15 split ergonomic keyboard like the one below …and has now been turned into the even more rare “Datamancer Ergo”. This keyboard was commissioned by a female client and has some elegant, feminine design features such as violet LEDs, an acanthus-leaf pattern etched into the brass, and a soft burgundy wrist pad that is removable for cleaning. It also has a built-in “buttonless” touchpad mouse in the center (tap anywhere to left-click and drag, tap in the top-right corner to right-click). This keyboard is interesting because the typing plane is actually tipped forward rather than back. It looks odd at first, but actually makes for a very comfortable typing position.
The Chamber de Commerce alias Cdc is an absolutely fabulous Stock Exchange location, located in a busy city and surrounded by ugly concrete buildings. Only the four relative narrow passages are giving a small glimpse of what the inside of this beautiful queen has to shown. The current building is a reconstruction from 1872. The original building dates from 1531, this late Gothic styled stock market has been burned twice [1583 and 1858]. The CdC is built on top of an existing street intersection with originally no roof, only four covered streets, the still existing and impressive galleries. Around 1853 the square and galleries where covered with a dome modeled on the Crystal Palace in London.” – See more at: http://www.steampunktendencies.com/post/90696915454/chambre-de-commerce-the-chamber-de-commerce#sthash.f80UQFDk.dpuf
These goggles have a blue base coat with an antiqued silver finish. Pewter extension rings are mounted to the front with an extra set of nickel finished extension rings that are extended by three hexagonal stand-offs and secured by three black oxide nuts on each eye cup. Painted and finished with a flat protective clear coat. A spike is also embedded in each extension rind and held in place by a silver knurled head screw. Gears and brass knurled nuts are also mounted to each side. They include 2- 50mm clear lenses, 2-50mm 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.
Recycling waste of our industrial society is the inspiration of my artwork. All of my sculptures are entirely hand made from recycled scrap metal such as copper, brass and steel . I create art with all kinds of technology and techniques to soften the design despite the roughness and robust properties of the material. Therefore I create art with a respectful atmosphere and sometimes funny or even cynical view of reality. My work emphasizes a balance between the form and function. It blurs the line between utensil and decoration. I’ve created various functional objects such as lamps and clocks who’ve been made from heavy metal scrap into mechanical decoration with an industrial style which I like to call Steampunk Art.
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We thought some of these Victorian era designs from Etsy dealer, Old World Computer, looked familiar. I happened back upon the Etsy seller while searching online for iPad desk stands, discovering this fanciful steampunk design, quickly realizing “woodguy32” had updated the catalog with plenty of new iPad, iPod, and even Android device desk accessories for those partial to yesteryear’s aesthetic…
Our favorite of the handcrafted bunch is the iPhone Dock Oak Charger with old timey handset shown above:
Old Tom Computer is actually a side project, complementing another business operated by “woodguy32”: hot rod Woodies (those 1930’s cars made famous by the Beach Boys). In either case, Cincinnati craftsman, woodguy32’s skills are not to be denied and worth a gander, if just for curiosity’s sake.
*A sad note shared on their Etsy shop home page: “Please Note: I have been hit with Cancer a second time. There will be a delay in getting orders out. If you purchase an item, please understand this.”
The nixies used are Siemens ZM1040, from an old milling machine. The clock is connected to the Frankfurt Radio Time Signal. Behind the round lens you can see the “caesium source” lighting up bluish.. Because there was plenty memory available we can show: hours and minutes. seconds, year, software version, software issue date, time signal decoding And there was still memory left so we can also show pi up to 18000 decimals. You choose with the bakelite selector switches. Old voltmeter indicates kW and shows seconds… The wood is cherry wood.
Bit quiet round here, so here’s some of my work; Steampunk stylee.
I needed a bookshelf in the Little Shed workshop, and had space over the window to put it. Grabbed an old plywood shelf from the woodpile and a few brackets, so up it goes. Needs a couple of bookends too, just to stop the books falling over, so why not Stick A Cog On It
Recycled materials, acrylic and modeling. Average height of 9 inches.
Those assemblages are composed of recuperated items and diverted from their primary function to create disparate creatures.
Art, recycling and vintage passion are combined. Piece by piece, the character is defined, a personality emerges randomly with the work evolution, brings a breath of life to the composition and carries us into a particular visual universe with steampunk and junk art influences.