Steamy Shop Tips

Again it’s been quite some time since our last post. Sorry for that, guys, but we have been busy bees as of late. Not only are there studies and work to take care of, we are also in the midst of planning the reset of a Steampunk LARP. If you’ve been following this blog you’d know that we last summer attempted to set one up, but due to lack of time and other things we had to cancel it. Now we are trying to set it up again and hopefully we’ll be able to pull it off this time 🙂 It will be the first proper Steampunk LARP (at least I think it will be..) in Stockholm, Sweden, so we’re quite excited indeed ^^

In the meantime I thought I’d give you some tips on awesome designers – both fashion and accessories.

Clockwork Couture – Gorgeous designs and accessories, American brand

SkinzNhydez – Absolutely wonderful leather designs with a distinct Steampunk feel

Catherinette Rings – Jewellery and sculptures, Steampunk, SteamGoth and Cthulhu

Sarah Burchill, who has two shops on Etsy: one for metalworks and for glassworks – All handmade, there is probably nothing this artist can’t do. And her glass tentacles are lovely, the one shown below is my own ^^

Imperial Fiddlesticks Emporium – Unique handmade hats and corsages, the link goes to her Facebook Page

Steampunk Couture – Handmade designs, one of my favourite places to go to for inspiration. The picture is borrowed from her Facebook Page

 

Xx, Arathin

Published in: on March 7, 2012 at 11:01  Comments (3)  
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Steampunk Bible

Attention all steampunk afficionados in Sweden!

There is a new book out, in case you haven’t noticed, that is called The Steampunk Bible by Jeff VanderMeer. I saw it today when me and my sweetheart dropped by Science Fictionbokhandeln (The Science Fiction Book Shop) in Old Town. A quick look later and I for one felt pretty inclined to take it home with me.
Being an old Goth I’ve dived into several books devoted to that particular subculture and in the meantime come to the conclusion that these types of books are very useful – especially if you are new to it.

This book deals with the history of steampunk, from old school literature to contemporary steampunk fashion and music. Alongside it are also some nice tips to get your steampunk thing going. The fact that it’s also packed with pretty illustrations and photographs gives it an additional gold star.

I know I want it in my book collection. If you want it too you can buy it HERE!

Published in: on April 21, 2011 at 16:42  Leave a Comment  
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