Steampunk Monkey Nation is a series of illustrations by Austin, Texas-based artist Chet Phillips featuring primates dressed up in military gear. Prints are available to purchase online at his Etsy store, ChetArt. Previously, weve written about Chet and his creative collections of artwork.
Each of these stalwart monkeys and apes utilize specific weapons, clothing and support equipment in order to complete their challenging and dangerous tasks and missions.
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!
These goggles have a black 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 brass knurled nuts and a set of three silver gears. Pewter gears are in each eye piece as well and gears are mounted to each side with brass acorn nuts and silver hexagonal stand-offs. 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.
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.”
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.
Steampunk pen from Penscapes. Its made from carbon fiber, stainless steel, silver, brass, and acrylic. It includes a 14k gold nib manufactured by Bock in Germany, available in fine, medium, or broad. It contains a cartridge/converter filling system
H.G. Wells Tesla pistol W13 Ive gone Tesla crazy since finally sourcing some vacuum tubes (thanks again Carole!). First there was Claudias mini Tesla pistol last week and now a H.G. Wells steampunk Tesla pistol this weekend! If youre wondering why a H.G. Wells steampunk Tesla over the regular Tesla, its because H.G. is my favorite Warehouse 13 character and Im still having trouble sourcing parts for the actual Warehouse 13 Tesla pistol prop. Anyway I figured it only right H.G. Wells get a Tesla all her own!
I LOVE the detail in this blaster, it is beautiful, I only wish I could remember where I got it from as I want more! I fully weighted it, so its heavy to pick up and added the vacuum tube, after finding one that fit perfectly, after I had taken a saw to the gun itself.