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.
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.
Toxic Nursery is a semi-autobiographical novel by author and illustrator Carlie Martece. The book explores the human personality using personal accounts and blending them into a seemingly twisted melange of stories, observation and sarcasm.
Toxic Nursery is available from Amazon at £8.56 (£3.14 on Kindle) or if you frequent steampunk markets, you could pay the author directly. Carlie trades as part of the Traders of the Floating Market Guild. Continue reading →
An artist on Tumblr has posted several pictures of the main characters from Big Hero 6, the Japanese inspired animation released late 2014, in steampunk gear with a completely reworked robot Baymax as a steaming piston driven goliath. Continue reading →
Have you heard of Solarpunk? It’s a futuristic subculture that looks forwards to a bright, shiny world. But where most future time-lines rely on technology and invention to bring humanity out of this pit of misery and murder, Solarpunk looks at people changing themselves and working with technology towards a better future. Essentially making the world a better place from the inside out.