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Abney Park's HMS Ophelia Remix by ~Delen

I was looking through a collection of steampunk city skylines and came across this great remix of Seattle Area Band, Abney Parks, dirigible the HMS Ophelia. Enjoy:  The name of the piece is HMS Ophelia by ~Delen on deviantART

One more image after the jump & a link to see 16 more steampunk skylines.

Victorian Marquetry LCD Monitor

Jonathan Writes:

. . .I'm a computer engineer and cut marquetry part time so i decided to combine the two and fashion a monitor of my own. It's seemingly a lot more difficult to get good quality brassware here in England than it is in the states so i made it all in wood, veneered in burr walnut and inlaid with yew wood marquetry and box wood stringing, finished with brass handles and finials. I know its not quite typicaly steampunk but it is a faithfull (ish) reproduction of a Victorian toilet mirror, complete with drawers and as i have never seen one done quite like this i thought it worth sharing . . .

It sure is worth sharing! It's gorgeous!

Click through for a bunch more pics!

Steampunk Automata

OMG! I am kind of speechless here, this is really, really cool. Be sure to click through to the creator's blog, there are a lot of other really amazing things to see there! - Jake

James Ng Eastern Steampunk Art

Imperial Inventor by James Ng A friend just introduced me to the Artwork of James Ng and I have to share the spellbinding intersection of Asian Art and Steampunk:

Full size image plus The Imperial Airship and Gates of Hell x2 are after the cut


Open Source Jewelry - Improbablecog

Noah has posted an update at Kickstarter with upgraded rewards for contributors!

Good friend and fellow tribesman Noah Beasley is joining the Open Source commerce fray, offering up some of his most popular designs.

[My] Items are created in a computer with modeling software, and then converted from bits to atoms using 3D printing technologies. By using this method, an item can be replicated a thousand times, or only once. There are no molds, there is no casting, there are only robots building each item from the physical pixels of the material required.

This means these things made of matter are not much different than any other piece of intellectual property such as music, movies, or software.

Click through to read more and support Noah's Kickstarter Project - I'm in! - Jake


I'm pretty excited about this! The author, Jon Munger is a friend and he along with artist Krista Brennan have done an amazing job!! 

Virtuoso is an alternate history of an Africa that never existed, one run by steel and springs, commanded by vast matriarchies and past the height of its culture.

Virtuoso is the story of Jnembi Osse, a professional weapons manufacturer for the most powerful empire in the world, and how her private rebellion becomes a full scale international incident.

Read the web version here and see where to get the full comic here!

Kevin Rolly's photography

(image: Kevin Rolly, AKA Kevissimo, seen here as SteamMonk)

Friend and co-BurningMan-conspirator Kevin Rolly is a fantastic photographer- He often paints and collages photos, creating an otherworldy beauty.

Link is to his Flickr site, which has some NSFW images.

Corsets and Cogs - A Steampunk Wedding Cake!

 Amanda writes:

This was one of the cakes I created for The Great Cake Bake produced by Wedding TV.

The category for this one was Steampunk and so far I have only come across one lady (after a comment on my blog) who knows what steampunk is.

Well, I'm sure everyone here not only knows what Steampunk is but shares my drop-jaw wonder at this fabulous wedding cake! Click through for a couple more pics!

Make or Break for NIMBY - They did it! Yay!

NIMBY writes: This portion of our campaign is all or nothing.  If we do not reach our fundraising goal in the next 7 days - we will not receive any of the $10,600 currently pledged.

All of the direct donations and tax-deductible donations have allowed us to make it through the end of 2009.  We are almost out of the woods, but we need to make this goal by January 5th.  Thank you if you have already lent your support.  Please pass this message on to anyone who has enjoyed the art that has come out of NIMBY over the years.

Oakland has responded to our engineering plans - and our use of shipping containers is APPROVED.  We have satisfied all the requirements set-forth by both hazmat and fire.  We are setting a new precedent for art spaces.  Spring is ushering in many exciting, new projects.

You can donate here:

Donate directly:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=10559466 (Tax Deductible Donations - email rachael@nimbyspace.org)

[Be sure to click through to see the video of what goes on at NIMBY even if you don't pledge and BTW, they just got $200 from me. - Jake]

Brass Dragon!

Back in August I received a slightly odd email:

Phil is drawing a cover for Windycon's Blaylock short story collection, and he sort of used you as the guy building a mechanical dragon in his garage... Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. 

If it wasn't, and you'd rather we made it not look quite like you, please e-mail me and let me know! 

(I know we should have asked first, but we got carried away... sorry!) 



Of course I was deeply flattered and quickly responded that I, in fact, felt honored that they chose to use my likeness!

Click for a larger version and the opportunity to buy a print if you so desire



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