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, March 31, 2010

Octopus Garden

This one goes out to Calvin. So how's the battle against the cephalopod menace coming? See, 'cause I just keep finding new wonders celebrating the tentacled overlords. I think you've more work to do.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Megan Katauskas

Cover The Walls With Science
1. 24x36 John Bardeen Transistor Steampunk Poster Art Print
2. 24x36 Oppenheimer Atomic Bomb Art Poster Print
3. 24x36 Einstein Relativity Steampunk Art Print Poster
4. 24x36 Nikola Tesla Steampunk Art Print Poster
5. 24x36 Neils Bohr Molecule Steampunk Art Print Poster
All pieces by Meganlee
It was another case of not being able to choose just one of these great posters, so I chose them all. In fact, you really ought to have the whole set across the living room walls. Not only do they give off that great steampunk vibe, but they will probably make you look way smarter than you actually are.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Oh, Yes

It's Another Little Black Dress Post
1. Ze-Pinny - zentity
2. cross back jumper - lizarietz
3. Pleated Trapeze Dress with Satin Ribbon Bows - IsoldaCouture
4. West 10th Dress - device
This time I found a couple of jumper dresses too as I have somehow grown found of the style. It's sort of young without, well trying too hard. No, I will never run out of little black dresses to share, just wish I had the budget to buy a few myself.
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary

TotusMel's Wunderkammer Is Now One Year Old
1. Absinthe Collar - choklit
2. Mathematics of the Octo-Pi - binarywinter
3. She Does Not Wait For June (steampunk collage art print) - stilettoheights
4. Elegant Black Paisely Tailed Vixen - damselinthisdress
A year ago I had an idea to do my own finds blog. I wasn't sure I had an audience. I wasn't sure I'd be able to find enough pieces to keep going, but here we are one year later and I'm still at it. To celebrate, I featured the exact same sellers today that I featured in my first post, Steam Heat. The blog went though an amazing redesign, Thanks Sarah and has over 375 followers now. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the future of the Wunderkammer, please share and I hope you've enjoyed it so far!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Have The Key

Now, Where's The Lock
1. Key To The Wunderkammer - slyviolet
2. Behind The Attic Wall Pendant - doctormorose
3. vintage brass victorian escutcheon key hole necklace - amyduran
4. Key Pendant Necklace With Garnets In Copper - EdisLittleTreasures
Finding traditional steampunk imagery is always difficult for me. I generally have to wade though pages of the uninspired before I find those rare gems that actually speak to me. Sure, I may be pickier than most, or perhaps it's better to just say I have very particular tastes.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Need A New Skirt

Perhaps Something Poofy
1. Alice in Wonderland black skirt - waywardseamstress
2. ALICE IN WONDERLAND black and silver print Gothic Lolita skirt - Peacockalorum
3. Tea length ADULT tutu skirt - MTcoffinzUnderground
4. Lady Green Hornette Flared Skirt - Felinus
I love skirts. I adore them. LOVE. I need more skirts. Any of these would be just fine, thanks.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

But What Does It Do?

Oh, Does It Matter?1. ghosthaus - VeraVague
2. Victorian Style Shadowbox-'A Seaside Motel' - branwensbird
3. Engineering the Future - Steam Theodolite - deepfried
4. Original Mixed Media Painting - Time Machine XLVIII - jasonbrammer
I'm curious, what might the story here be? What it the mad history of these objects and what are they trying to tell us? Perhaps they are only trying to say, 'Wouldn't I look amazing in your living room."

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Monday, March 22, 2010


The Other Punk
1. Cyborg's best friend SpikeLED Goggles - section9gear
2. Cyberpunk - silentinfinite
3. Uplift harness top, modern cyberpunk gear - PlastikWrap
4. Black Ring with Soft Spikes - IanHendersonArt
Oh, there are so many punks that I love, cyber, steam, diesel and the rest of the family. They are all one, big, expanding circle of off center. Which brings me to the cyberpunk, that future loving sci-fi craziness gave birth to all the punks that came after, giving them the excuse and the right to see the future or past anyway they saw fit.
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Friday, March 19, 2010

I Heart You

Do You Heart Me Too?
1. Antique style Anatomical Heart Lithograph LIGHTBOX - munstre
2. Small Anatomical Heart Necklace - laurelhill
3. Anatomical metal heart pendant - billyblue22
4. eat your heart out small oval plate - foldedpigs
No one ever asks me why I feature anything, so I'm not going to bother telling you why I picked anatomical hearts today. I will say that I think I found some interesting depictions amongst a sea of same old things. These ought to be grand conversation starters don't you think?

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Thursday, March 18, 2010


Yeah, That's Right, I Said Pink
1. Pink/Black Polka Dot Dress w/ Bows and Lace - Shrinkle
2. Cotton Candy Prom Dress - cowgirlheaven
3. Belted Bow Waist Strapless Black Dress - CafeSprinkles
I felt like I'd been in a bit of a rut here, so I thought I'd shake things up with a tribute to my 8th grade graduation dress from 19...yeah you don't need to know that. I will of course continue to defend said dress as black and rose...not pink until my death bed.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


1. METAL CORSET - metalcorset
2. steampunk iron half mask - diarmentcreations
3. Cinnamon Streusel Bagel - etched copper necklace - 3squares
4. Steampunk Time Traveler Copper Warrior Bracelet - moonlightbeadworks
Yep, it's another one of those. A random mixing of pieces found in the past as I searched for other themed collections. I only have to wait until enough of them look like they belong together to give them they're own feature.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010


1. Professor Penelope Thimbletons Fairy Time Machine - Centaur1201
2. Clockyard Sculpture - Figments
3. Steampunk/altered art sculpture mobile Airship - pushok1983
4. Aether Lung Mark II - tinplatestudios
I found so much great art for yesterdays post, that I thought I'd just save the sculptural pieces for their own feature today. So here are some more steampunk creations in all sorts of directions.

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Monday, March 15, 2010


In Out Of The Way Places
1. Steampunk Professor Penguin - Print (8x10) - mirana
2. Steampunk Harem - 8 x 10 print - jessihasbeans
3. The Mechanic - TheBalderdashery
4. AutoPirum (mini print) - studiorayyan
There are those who would assign a strict definition to steampunk, allowing for little interpretation. I am however not one of them. I think one of the best things about this movement is its flexibility to go beyond the definitions and recreate itself at random. Sure, I still believe that there is a distinct feeling to the genre that must be respected, but then the only limitation is your imagination.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Go West

Young Man
1. Engineer's Tool Belt size 44 - ExpeditionArmory
2. Black Aviator Vest - kellyfarrow
3.Whisker Wax - Laudanum - scodioli
4. The Deadwood Shirt - MacheteNSons
Noticed that I've been leaning a little extra feminine lately. I hope this remedies the situation a bit for you. A little Weird West for your consideration.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010


Love Copper
1. Two Turn Copper Vortex Energy Ring with 6 Silver Rivets - isidro
2. mad hatter fashion copper ring - jewelstreet
3. Steampunk USB Drive - Copper and Patina - cerriousdesign
4. Steampunk gizmo pendant made with recycled copper and glass - steamworkshop
I never wear the stuff, but oh how I love looking at it. Maybe one day I'll find just the right piece to convert me to copper, until then I'll just keep looking.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Are You Green?

Super Green1. Steampunk Bracelet - GREEN CROSS SQUARE Button - CatherinetteRings
2. Green With Envy Lolita / SteamPunk Skirt - pandamoniom
3. Latex floral corset - oohlalatex
4. Millicent II - misfitchic
If you don't get the title reference, well you just aren't awesome. If you do or don't that's fine so long as you like my green finds. Me, I'm not so much with the color aside from the hair of course, but a sometimes it's just what you need to stand out.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

White and Black

Black and White
1. Pink Pinstripe Puff Sleeve Jacket - viciouskittencouture
2. Camilla Blouse - Felinus
3. Rouge Ruffle Pants - Onanya
Still waiting for someone to volunteer to make me Alice dresses, but until then I'll keep looking for other great clothes. These were found with the search term 'Gothic Victorian clothing'. Well, that and pages and pages of browsing. Such a hard, non-paying job I have here.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

The Mighty Heroine

A Little Fairy Tale Girl Power
1.Mermaid with Golden Ball (Fine art metallic print) - StarForeman
2. The Lost Key - Open Edition Print - Piccolini
3. Wild Wilhelmina the Lion Tamer - devoutdolls
4. Leadership WALL PRINT - steelgoddess
So, I saw Alice in Wonderland this weekend...I know you're shocked. Aside from wanting to have every dress the gal wears, she inspired me to find some steampunk girl power for Monday morning. Hope you enjoy them and if anyone wants to make me some dresses...just let me know!

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Friday, March 5, 2010


1. Making Metal - iHRTart
2. Gasworks Three - debrossehardesty
3. Steampunk Plush Heart / Gear Necklace with Copper and Brass Chain - KandKartistry
4. Urban artifact choker necklace with rusty gear - UrbArchaeology
Okay, maybe not really Industrial nor waste, but these pieces all have that Industrial wasteland feel that I adore so much.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010


Sometimes, It's All About The Fabric
1. Brown and Tan herringbone Newsboy Hat - magpiesmasquerie
2. A querulous romantic - gathered silk ruffle shirt - Minxshop
4. Pocketed utility belt - bluemoonkatherine
Black and gray or shades of brown, there is just something about the texture of these pieces. They feel both romantic and rugged, a throwback and a look forward. Yep, just a perfect little touch of steampunk.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Never Forget

Always Remember
1. Miniature Handmade Elephant - sage12888
2. Elephant print 8x10 - berkleyillustration
3. REMEMBER 8X10 PRINT - TheLastCircus
4. Metal Elephant Sculpture - Delawarobot
Before you ask, no I don't have a clue why the theme today is elephants...it just is and they're awesome.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Button, Button

Who's Got The Button
1. St Edmunds Crest Military Button - RockLove
2. Button Lady 1 - groove251
3. The Other Mother - 8x8 fine art Photograph - ellemoss
4. Rusty Key Vintage Button Steampunk Necklace - calloohcallay
I'd been trying to put together just the right theme to feature RockLove's new button pieces and here it is. A lovely collection of button goodness just a tick off the normal, just the way I like things.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Sculpture Or...

Wearable Art
1. apple basket dress - triciahoke
2. Mushroom Art Dress made of Recycled Materials - Toolgrrl
3. Latex Rubber Black Formal Prom Gown - LatexBizarre
4. Feathered Jellyfish Ensemble - TheMoonShop
It's probably a good thing that I no reason, nor place to wear any of these over the top creations, because there's no way I could afford them either. Instead, I shall just share these pieces of wearable art for others to enjoy.

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