Saturday, January 25, 2014
I've kind of missed Saturday Steam, so I thought I'd bring it back
every now and then - you know, just when I find stuff that's extra,
Cthulhu wall lamp. HECK YEAH.
That's Karl Dupéré Richer's latest assemblage lamp sculpture, and I think it's his best yet.
He used patio chairs, PVC pipes, flower pots, bike tires, garden hoses, car parts, and other found items to assemble the piece, which is a whopping four feet tall. So. Cool.
Looking for some steampunk tattoo inspiration?
Found some! :D
Or for a less permanent, more DIY option, how about 'punking up your arm cast?
Woot! Nicely done, Alia Z.!
I stumbled across this little guy on Pinterest last night, and I am completely smitten:
"Puff the Steampunk Dragon" by Cassia Harries of Monster Mind Sculpts
Cassia's sculpting skills will blow you away. Check out her rhino "Blaylock" here:
This was a commission for Brian Kesinger, so there's even a tiny copy of Walking Your Octopus in the backpack's side pocket! Love it!
Cassia also made the cutest little Cthulhu ever, and it looks like she'll have these guys available via Kickstarter next month:
Watch her website for updates - I know I will.
Because my quest for the perfect steampunk chandelier continues:
I think I'd switch it so the bulbs face down - but the beauty is, that's super easy to do! Go see Camilla's post on Something is Done for a helpful breakdown on all the materials you'll need & instructions to make your own.
This is the winning design by Greg Hurley, and now Bruce is raising funds at indiegogo to construct two of these chairs: one for Kyron, and one to be exhibited on the road. If all goes well, maybe someday soon even more fans will have their own customized chair!
This was the part that got me, though:
"With these tricked out Steampunk wheelchairs," Rosenbaum said, "the conversation changes from 'How did you lose the use of your legs?' to 'Where did you get the cool chair!?'"
Yes. This. (Is it dusty in here?)Read more at the full article here, or head over to the Indiegogo page if you'd like to chip in.
And finally, here's a fascinating read I found over on BoingBoing: From Hummingbird Heads to Poison Rings: Indulging Our Antique Jewelry Obsession.
There are plenty of fantastic pictures with the article, too, from creepy hair chains to gorgeous pendants like this:
Hard to believe this Memento Mori ring was made in 1700!
(The stuff made of hair and bird heads, not so much. Heh.)
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