All the cute and the precious have been found. All the kitties and puppies have homes. The candy colored, the eco-friendly, the hipsters of the handmade are all duly covered elsewhere. Here I will find the slightly odd, the darkly beautiful, the elegant and steamy pieces of goodness. I am very particular in my tastes and though I promise you that I will share nothing but the most intriguing of my discoveries, you may not always like them. I must also confess that I have no real artistic nor fashion background to base my finds upon. These are simply discoveries dug up from the depths of etsy or perhaps elsewhere, brushed off and presented for your approval.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pocket Change

2. Steampunk Button - Large Two Inch Steampunk Gear Button - treasurecast
3. CLOCK TAGS - pinkcherrymama
4. Steampunk Plastic Acrylic Ring - CupOfSea
Yesterday and its huge price points inspired me to do the exact opposite today. Everything I found is not only really nice, but really cheap. You have no idea how many mistagged supplies I had to wade through to find these great pieces for pocket change.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sticker Shock

The Price On That Was What Now?1. Carousel - mosaicqueen
3. STEAMPUNK BIKE - byChrisAnderson
4. Salome - GrinderMonkeyStudios
I mean no disrespect here. These pieces are most certainly worth the price tags that you will have to click through to see, but I warn you...there might be gasping. I have always tried to feature pieces of all price points here so you can actually shop , but today I think it's just window shopping for most of us. Go ahead, you know you want to see what I'm talking about...click away.

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Monday, September 28, 2009


Technology, The Way It Used To Be1. Perhaps We Should be Penpals - travellingcircus
2. Antique Camera decorative wall art in black and white - HAREandDRUM
3. Brown Box Camera - 16x16 Original Signed Fine Art Photograph - beautifuldarklight
4. It Used To Be This Way - Signed Fine Art Photograph - starrybluesky
Perhaps I've been watching a little too much Science Fiction television lately, but I'm really loving old and obscure technologies like these cameras and typewriters. I just imagine these pieces attached to some sort of fantastical gadget in another dimension or looking through time. Now I just need a few of these laying around the house.

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Friday, September 25, 2009


We're Starting A SteamPunk Militia, Let's Start With A Uniform1. La Revolucion Jodhpurs - idolatre
2. Military-inspired rise cap - FUTURSTATE
3. Steam punk recycled military corset with hand machined screws - freyagushi
4. Steampunk Jacket - SteamMachine
Of course I imagine if one were to start such a militia, matching uniforms would be right out. Steampunk has never been about simply blending in, steam is about standing out, being creative and letting your ingenuity out to play. So, come play.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's Steam Punk

2. Crab-Bot Sculpture - justJB
3. Gula Asymmetrical Over Bust Leather Corset - AntisepticFashion
4. Steampunk solid brass goggles (Anatoray Volunteer's widespread design No.2) - ErihMann
Just a look at a few new steampunk discoveries on the etsy. Every so often a nice random search digs up some great creations. My favorite, the leather corset.What's yours?

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Twist And Turn1. Nouveau Cuff - paradoxjewelry
2. Tatoo Leather and Silver Earrings - eninaj
3. Hook Earrings - metalbyjoeworley
4. Asymmetrical Shadow Scroll Necklace - aOlive
How romantic are swirls? When you add them to metal, leather and even felt, they are a dramatic addition to your jewelry collection.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Dark, Mysterious and Oh, So Steamy1. Steampunk Mechanic II 8x10 photo print
I got all excited when one of my favorite photographers, met through twitter opened an etsy store. This meant I had the opportunity to feature these amazing pictures here on the Wunderkammer. I hope you like them too!

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Monday, September 21, 2009


Fly And Be Free1. Aviator Skull Pins - pinkertonfx
2. Fly - ACEO 3.5x2.5 LE print 3/8 - moonlightwhispers
3. Little Pilot Skullington - Limited Edition Print - SirMitchell
4. Aviator - CorsetHoodies
No matter what you want to pilot, a plane, a dirigible or an amazing flying contraption, it's the lure of the sky that calls. If you dream of soaring through the skies, you can be an aviator.

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Come One, Come All

2. THE CARNIVALIST - galeriedeilluminata
3. Wingding Bros. World's Greatest Show - WinonaCookie
4. Nights With The Trapeze Girl - stilettoheights
Not all circus art is elephants and top hats. Sometimes it is a little dark, a little mysterious and inspires curiosity the likes of which you may never experience elsewhere. I wonder what the carnivals, circuses and sideshows depicted here have to offer your delicate sensibilities.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Birds Of A Feather

2. The Carrion - cadavercouture
3. the bellydancer - savoytruffles
4. Peacock Barb Cocktail Ring in Brass - ClockworkCrow
It certainly seems conventional to wear a feather in your hair, but how about on your finger? Around your neck? Or how about a caplet to give you the whole mad max look? Too bad they won't help you fly.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009


2. bellydance silk veils FIRE 2 large half circles - akaisilks
3. Fire Dancing Oregon Country Fair Sacred Geometry Print - OregonArtsCollective
4. Flaming FIRE Vintage Parasol Torch - satanica
That which so easily destroys also creates. Though I think you must be very bold and dramatic indeed to create with fire. I am not that bold, but thankfully there are those that are and these represent some of their dangerous art both of and inspire by the flame.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yo Ho

2. Velvet Tricorn Hat - topsyturvydesign
3. Pirate Skull and Crossbones Leather Cuff - RockLove
4. Porthole Wall Decal - WilsonGraphics
Easily influenced by outside stimuli, a visit to the Northern California Ren Faire site to decide which weekend to attend left me in a pirate mood. Yes, that would be the theme for next weekend, when the family will attend, weather permitting anyway. So here's some steamy pirate goodness to get us all in the mood.

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Monday, September 14, 2009


2. Vanity - 8x10 Print of the March Pin Up Girl - EmilyBalivet
3. 5x7 Chandelier Series 3 Fine Art Photographic Print - chefjen137
4. St. Germaine Bed - TripoliDesigns
I just thought it was time for a little romance and lush imagery. Oh, and just a bit of fantasy sprinkled in for the right wunderkammer feeling.

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Friday, September 11, 2009


A Few Tools You Might Be Missing1. The steampunk communicator - working computer - maduncle
2. The Deuces Wild - liquidsolution
3. My Evil Scientist goggles - doubleastitching
4. Steampunk Rocket Pack - OttotheConfused
People complain that Steampunk culture has dissolved into purely a decorative look. That is no longer celebrates the mechanical creativity that it was founded upon. They're right to a degree of course, but that doesn't mean that the tinkers have given up shop. They're about making things that work, that inspire and come from that place in the imagination where the past that never was and the future that still might be exists.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Corset Ring

I don't think you should tighten these laces1. Agape Antique Copper Chain Corset Ring ...Alchemy Collection - MerCurios
2. the corset ring - loveandhappiness
3. Sterling Corset Ring - daringwomen
4. Corset Ring Fine Silver Stingray Leather Texture - karenelmquist
These are another of those designs that I saw and thought, 'well, that's a neat idea' then realized so did a lot of other people. Luckily people seem to be putting their own spins on the idea for some really striking and unique corset style rings.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bristles and Nibs

2. Print (8x8), Time Machine
3. Print (Time Machine), Future Museum, 6x10
4. Print (Robot), American Robot
all pieces by bristlesandnibs

I've been collecting these prints in my favorites one by one for a while and it was just about time to give mr. bristlesandnibs his own feature. I imagine that each of these images has a story if not a novel to tell of travelers to futures and pasts that exist only in the most creative fictions, just fantastic.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shorter Days

2. demigod biohazard apocaliptick angel goth mens jacket - OblivionClothing
3. London's Victorian Promise Jacket Steel boned - PinkLabelCorsets
4. Fitted Cassock - kambriel
Summer is not a Goths best friend, as the Goths in Hot Weather blog so amusingly illustrates, but summer is ending soon. The best part, you don't even need to be a goth, just a bit dramatic, to appreciate these long, dark and elegant jacket creations.

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Monday, September 7, 2009


Running With The Rainbow Unicorn, Don't You Wish You Were Me?1. My little Unicorn Tunic - devaniweaver
2. Bobbysox Pony Unicorn and Stars T-Shirt - PinkPussycat
3. Little Unicorn on the Thinking Pot-or Pink Toilet Tales - Pinkytoast
4. My Little Pink Pony tutu skirt - SistersOfTheMoon
I'll be honest with you...even though I'm not a pink person, when I was a child, I rocked the My Little Ponies. So, when I saw that tunic, I had to share it. This took me on an unexpected journey through rainbow ponies and unicorns to find the properly ironic pieces to not only fit the tunic, but my chosen outlook. You can pretend you hate all these today, if it makes you feel better.

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Friday, September 4, 2009

Take My Picture

So That I Might Never Forget This Moment1. transmutation-black and white photograph-signed 16x20 print - zuppaartista
2. 11x14 Photograph Fine Art Metallic Print - studiocvh
3. Steampunk Symphony - Neo Victorian Fine Art Photography Print - Jenkiabaphotography
4. Art in the Age of mechanical Reproduction 1 - StarForeman
Just because the moment is mostly imagined doesn't mean that it is not worth remembrance. These conjure up a wonderful otherworldly place that I for one would love to visit and my commentary is not really necessary.
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Skull & Crossbones

2. HANGMAN'S NECKLACE - gretchenvoneberstein
3. Crossbone Strait - fetishghost
4. Purgatory - Bones Brass Aged and Black Wide Metal Cuff Bracelet - BellaLili
When you need to scare off trespassers, there's no image more useful than the skull and cross bones, but you need a really good set for good effect. I went in search of the most creative and unique images and here's a few of them for you.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Bits and Pieces Turned Into Art1. Steampunk Sculpture - Prayer Mantis - CatherinetteRings
2. Steampunk Vintage Watch Parts CHOPPER Motorcycle - SteampunkVintage
3. Mab minded music maker - Nefaerieous
4. Steampunk Fish - diarmentcreations
I've been looking for companions to the mantis sculpture since it was unveiled. We love mantids and I knew it needed to be features. Along with him, I found a wonderful and useful music player, a fish made with cardboard of all things and a motorcycle. Oh, the amazing diversity of steampunk art.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dress It Up

2. Burlesque Queen Dress - VoodooLounge
3. The Key to the Clockwork Beehive T-Shirt - binarywinter
4. Steampunk Noir Carnival mini bustle dress - TranscendentBird
Fresh Steampunk and noir looks abound. From the t-shirt to the burlesque beauty and everywhere in between. Every time I search for fashions, I find more creative pieces. I hope the future brings even more.

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