While some cultures take off in a big way, such as cyberpunk, steampunk and dieselpunk, others can be talked about or followed with milder interest. Despite this, they can be extremely interesting. One of them I find myself wanting to know more about is plaguepunk. Continue reading →
There are a plethora of steampunk designers out there that will do their best to outstrip the competition and make their products more steampunk than the rest. But it has taken Teresa van Dongen – a designer from Amsterdam – to make the most truly steampunk lamp. Continue reading →
It’s nice when I stumble on incredible steampunk work, especially when the inventor has a sense of humour. In order to maintain decorum and to remain gentlemen, we have to refrain from possible exposure to ladies that are unsuitably clothed. It’s one thing secretly noticing the turn of a pretty ankle, but to see leg right up to the garter could see you laying down in the front room with a cold flannel on your forehead.
Thankfully, Twitter user Frisk_P has come up with a suitable invention that will make sure that gentlemen who have a dicky ticker won’t be caught unawares. He’s combined a lady’s garter with a heart rate monitor. Let’s face, the sight of a lady’s thigh is enough to set even the most resolute of pulses racing, so this invention is perfect for such an occasion.
Feel free to take a look at Frisk_P on Twitter. His link is here: @Frisk_P Twitter
It should be noted that unless you can read Japanese, you’ll need a Translation tool to help.
The League of S.T.E.A.M. are back in the fifth installment of their popular web series. The episode – “It’s Not Easy Being Green” - sees the intrepid explorers venturing into the Louisiana Bayou to capture an abnormally sized Swamp Rat. Instead they come across an alternative legendary creature; The Swamp Man!
League of S.T.E.A.M. screen shot
This is the third series of the League of S.T.E.A.M. and they don’t show any signs of slowing. Financed purely through crowd funding via Kickstarter, the action program has lots of fun and comedy with plenty of references to other highly popular films, such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Ghostbusters and Labyrinth.
If you’ve missed previous episodes, ensure you watch the rest of them here.
Paddington and Mr Brown at the Geographical Guild Headquarters
Have you seen the new Paddington film yet? I haven’t, but after a friend showed me the scene in the link below, I certainly will be doing now.
The scene shows Paddington and Mr Brown arrive at the rather splendid Geographical Guild Headquarters. They require assistance for something – which I’m sure watching the whole film will explain – and the lady behind the desk sets a massive operation into motion that involves massive lengths of brass piping to create a grand pneumatic tube system that runs along the entire area they’re in. Which is big.
The rest of the room is covered in portraits, marble, expensive carpets and two enormous globes, which can be seen in the background of the image above.