Steampunk Jewelry


I’ll grudgingly admit that this project, to make jewelry out of 1950s watch movements ‘counts’ as real steampunk, and not just just glue-some-gears-on-it opportunism.

But here’s what caught my eye :

These are bracelets, with small clocks attached to them. You’ve probably heard of this invention before, but these are special : The clocks don’t work.


Flying House.

3d Render of the Flying House
Here’s a project that belongs in a steampunk comic book instead of actual reality. (where we live.)

This man needed £6,000 (a bit over $9,000) to complete phase one of his three-part plan to build a “flying bachelor pad”.

a fully-functional, "bachelor-pad" style gondola that hangs beneath two massive whale-form Zeppelins. The living area will be almost entirely composed of a single-piece, vegetable-plastic superstructure that will be made in a super-sized, self-created 3d printer, and the Zeppelins will be made from organic hemp-canvas. Other components will include recycled glass, and organic bamboo.
 The entire structure will be fully flight-capable, and fully steerable too - always important...

So, this isn’t an art project. This guy honestly wants to build a house-sized dirigible. (Then fly it to Burning Man?)

You know, there are reasons people don’t actually use dirigibles.
First of all, it takes a lot of helium to lift something. He doesn’t give the dimensions, so we can’t check his math, but he’s an artist, so we can safely assume he did the math wrong. There’s no way those gas-bags are big enough to lift the bachelor-gondola. There’s a reason the Hindenburg was 800 feet long!

Secondly, Even if it gets off the ground, there’s no way those tiny little fins or those rinky-dink electric fans are going to going to be able to control this thing.

What you’ve got here is a small bachelor-pad attached to two pretty, but inefficiently shaped hemp balloons, that probably won’t even get off the ground, but if it does it’ll be blown away by the wind.


This is a dumb project, but it was a wonderful dream. How did the funding public react to it?
The prom video is so horrible I didn't get to the end. I don't care about your stupid bird. Your project will fail and you will die of cancer and aids.
Ansis Māliņš seems like a wonderful person. (and if you look closely, you’ll notice that he’s also a Brony.)