A coffee machine that is actually steampunk?

The Steampunk by Alpha Dominche. Is it steampunk, are they coining a name or could there be completely different reasons for the name?
The Steampunk by Alpha Dominche. Is it steampunk, are they coining a name or could there be completely different reasons for the name?

Can you all remember the Steampunk coffee machine that I reported on back in September 2013. It was a chrome covered minimalist box with high end technology and cutting edge customisation options. Looking at it didn’t really inspire the word steampunk into my mind. Luckily there are others out there who have a keener idea of what steampunk design looks like and it arguably won’t cost the $15,000 asking price of the Alpha Dominche version. Continue reading “A coffee machine that is actually steampunk?”

Poll: What music genre captures the spirit of steampunk?

If I was to ask what band or artist was the most steampunk, we’d be here all day. I also saw an article recently that told us Electro Swing was the music choice for steampunk. I’m not entirely sure where that came from, so I thought I’d put it to you. Therefore, I’m curious to find out what type of music you think captures the spirit of steampunk. Related articles Steampunk model gets trouble for not being steampunk enough Continue reading Poll: What music genre captures the spirit of steampunk?

Steampunk contest close to ending

Steampulpfantasy.com have announced that there’s only two weeks until the end of their Steampunk it! competition. The challenge is to create something and send it to them in the form of a photograph, drawing, text, podcast, video etc. So essentially, you don’t even need to make it. Considering that steampunks are voracious in their appetite for assimilation of modern products, it’s going to be a rough ride. Still, why not tootle over and have a go. There’s a PDF file in it for you if you win. Via: Steampulpfantasy   Continue reading Steampunk contest close to ending

Could the commercialisation of steampunk be its downfall?

Steampunk has been around for a long time. I’m a relative new comer to the genre. I’ve been aware of it for a while, but only got seriously interested in it within the last year. However, I came across this article from January this year that suggests that steampunk is going to be massive in 2013. If this is true then retailers, fashion designers, television companies, advertisers, musicians and anyone who knows what a band wagon looks like will start to bring out “steampunk” products. This is the passage that grabbed my attention: ARMONK, N.Y. – National Retail Federation Convention … Continue reading Could the commercialisation of steampunk be its downfall?

Steampunk inventor Ben Elliot

Ben Elliot is an inventor of steampunk items. He builds things from bits he’s found at carboot sales and sticks them together. While he doesn’t have the refinement of Herr Döktor, his creations are no less wonderous to look at. I particularly like his raygun and I’m currently enjoying watch him build a blunderbuss through several blog episodes. Go and see his work. Appreciate it and follow him: Ben Elliot: Steampunkateer Related articles Steampunk inventor included in new book Steampunk name generator Steampunk described by an outsider Why steampunk could take over the world “Steampunk” iPad keyboard seeks funding through … Continue reading Steampunk inventor Ben Elliot

Victorian/steampunk art

Cory Graham has posted a number of watercolour paintings of corsets and Victorian women. He lists his inspiration as the expressionist era and it certainly shows. The paintings are for sale and would look great on the wall of a boutique or in a boudoir. Available as 8×10 or 9×12 inch prints, they cost around $50 each. Go and take a look at his work here: Cory Graham Art Related articles Steampunk name generator Steampunk described by an outsider Second steampunk art book in the making Continue reading Victorian/steampunk art

Steampunk inventor included in new book

MIDDLETOWN: Local steampunk innovator Joe Marsocci will be featured in a new book that displays the creative and twisted works of several steampunk artists throughout the country. Steampunk focuses on an era of steam-powered machinery but usually involves an alternate reality or some sort of science fiction. The book, “The Art of Steampunk, Second Edition” by Art Donovan, features a few of Marsocci’s favorite creations and a short biography. The book features more than 180 artists and exhibits from around the country, talking about their individual styles and unique creations. Related articles Steampunk artist featured in new book Second steampunk … Continue reading Steampunk inventor included in new book

Why steampunk could take over the world

Before we start, the title isn’t a motivational effort to begin an uprising against governments. It’s actually a very serious suggestion about how the steampunk genre could be the foundation for the future of mankind. You see, for all our dressing up, inventions and fantastic face furniture, we’re sitting on the technology needed to create everyday items without modern materials, such as plastic. As it stands today, we have around 50 years of natural gas left in the world. There’s around the same in oil but around 300 years of coal left. What a great deal of people are overlooking … Continue reading Why steampunk could take over the world