Things have been pretty quiet here for a good reason: My wife and I have been remodeling the ‘Great Room’ in our home. It originally had wood panelling from the 1970s, so we took the room down to the studs and have slowly been putting things back, with a nice steampunk theme. Here are some images of the progress:
La Marquise Salon and DPro marketing contacted me a few months ago to supply some steampunk goggles and accessories for a promotional video. Unfortunately I only had a few pairs in stock at the time, but they were still able to use them, as well as the Kraken Blaster. The results are pretty cool. Special thanks to Chris Campbell and Chris Young.
An absolutely beautiful skeleton watch with an octopus on it has been making the steampunk morning rounds today. I dug around a bit more to find out exactly what it was. Its known as the KudOktopus from german master watchmaker and engraver Stefan Kudoke. Stainless steel, gold, rhodium and aligator leather make it a very unique piece. Unfortunately it’s rarity makes it $9,860.
Westward, the steampunk themed Inspector Gadget-like comic is now available as a collected edition, Westward: Volume 1. Each book comes signed with a limited edition print insert and collected issues 1-3, which are now out of print. As a sponsor of the book I have 5 copies to give away. I am coming up with contest ideas now, so the 3 of you that actually visit the site, stay tuned!
A steampunk-mystery comic series, this volume is 132 pages; collecting 3 issues, bonus art, and an exclusive short-story by the author.
“Build something, Victor. Contribute.”
The latest title from Kinetic Press, Westward is a new steampunk mystery series from Ken Krekeler, writer and illustrator of The Colodin Project and Dry Spell. Played against a semi-Victorian background of corporate espionage and technological revolution, Westward follows the ongoing themes of individual achievement and the essence of human happiness.
I think I may have posted these before, but they are really cool. Growing up with Star Wars the AT-AT is still one of my favorite toys ever. “Captain Bayley” has taken an AT-AT and the two legged AT-ST and given them a brilliant steampunk treatment. Take a look at the flickr for more amazing photos. I really need to get cooking on my Optimus Prime creation!
Steampunk seems to be taking over everything this year. How can you help you ask? How about turning that boring old Mr. Potato Head into a more steamy spud?
Follow the steps over at instructables.com and you can soon be the proud owner of a mechanically enhanced potato! Remember to give his mustache a nice curl!
Ran across this amazing steam powered R2 unit! Ironically I’m wearing my steampunk Star Wars t-shirt today. Build from an old boiler and Hasbro interactive R2-D2 toy.
Be sure to scroll all the way down for the videos, this guy is making some really cool stuff.
Ran across this brilliant hand drawn robot puzzle game this morning. Machinarium You play as a robot and have to solve puzzles as you progress through an amazingly illustrated world. I only played the first few screens of the demo and was already laughing at the charming animations.
Its available for desktop as well as iPad. A nice fun little time waster.