All of Anthony's steampunk lamps, guns and other goods are handmade. This military boy, turned artist runs his own construction business and building his art is his way of relaxing and enjoying life.Each piece is ONE OF A KIND.With built in dimmer switches, solid brass and wood, plaques with interesting historical diddies, vacuum tubes, guns or milk glass...you never know what you may find in Anthony's workshop. Anthony builds his creations from recycled materials such as solid brass, vintage and antique parts and pieces, wood...and no plastics.Thank you for supporting local & independent artists!All gauges and meters are decoration only and may feature antique, vintage and even rare pieces.Due to the nature of the antique, vintage and recycled items used to build these lamps, there will be natural flaws, dings, scratches and imperfections. Pieces are sold as-is.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A little bit of love

Anthony has been busy making tokens of his love.
I adore gramophones...and look what he made me,
his very appreciative wife,
but a fantastic gramophone lamp,
La Boutique Vapeur style.
There are no words...
 
 

A little bit of love

Anthony has been busy making tokens of his love.
I adore gramophones...and look what he made me,
his very appreciative wife,
but a fantastic gramophone lamp,
La Boutique Vapeur style.
There's no words...
 
 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

VISIT the RX BOILER ROOM in LAS VEGAS!





The next time you're in Las Vegas
swing into the

With things on the menu like chicken pot pie nuggets, buffalo fried oysters and bacon wrapped bacon, i mean...who wouldn't love this place?

Combining the alchemy of food and drink, Rx Boiler Room is Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen’s spin on classic comfort food. Offering guests a variety of playful creations in small and large plate portions, the menu is ideal for a shared dining experience. Elevating and complementing the overall experience, the drink menu features an emporium of the finest spirits and innovative libations.
The restaurant’s interior celebrates the sub-genre often associated with science-fiction and inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century affectionately known as steampunk. From industrial hardware to swooping velveteen fabrics, the steampunk inspired elements surrounding the dining experience evokes Chef Moonen’s creative process of playful pairing, inventive illustration, and culinary mixing.




Friday, September 20, 2013

Cape Town, South Africa is doing Steampunk & coffee right...

 
 

"TRUTH"

The most amazing Steampunk coffee shop in Cape Town, South Africa. While stumbling around on Facebook, the most beautiful pounded tin caught my eye in a picture. Who knew it would be attached to a place I wish I could visit every single morning to start my day...

 

WE ROAST COFFEE. PROPERLY

OUR MANIFESTO: Not all coffees are created equal. The streets are overflowing with watery brew; and this taste-bud nightmare continues to exist because good people remain silent. No longer! This travesty of coffee justice ends right here with this institution. At Truth. the bitter horror of the over-roasted bean is avoided, the coarse grind is banished and poor preparation is shunned. Say no to mediocrity!  
          Experience coffee as a religion. TRUTH. coffeecult

What do you believe in?
(excerpt from website)
We passionately believe in quality above all else.
We know that we have to live up to our name.
We believe in continuous learning. We believe in challenging the fundamental principles applying to everything that we do because we know that there is always a better way.
We believe in being involved.
We believe in the potential and the power of the individual. WE BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE ARE OUR ASSETS. We know that our collective ability will achieve the extra-ordinary.
We believe that if it is worth doing anything, it is worth Being world class, challenging the constant tide of mediocrity.
We don’t believe in hiding behind the hype, hoopla and certification of Sustainability, Organic or Fair trade, We believe that you are either part of the solution or part of the problem. Our brand needs to make a real world difference.
Honesty in our beliefs and relationships is part of what makes us who we are.
Now we happen to make coffee. These principles apply to every facet of our coffee.
This is TRUTH.







Saturday, September 7, 2013

FOR OUR RALEIGH, NC POETRY AND BURLESQUE LOVERS...


Erotic poetry and burlesque dancers. Need we say more?
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Event organized by circusSPARK.
Hello Sexy people its that time again.
The evening starts at 9pm with music from the irrepressible Curtis Eller and the American Circus.

The poetry and burlesque Show start at 10pm hosted by Spoken word artist Dasan and the Sterling Maxwell the Ladyman from the Early show.

Did I mention there will be Aerial Burlesque, Boylesque and some of the sexiest dirtiest poets around?
And at midnight the Dance party begins with DJ Red Spinach until 2am.
$5.00 cover
Take a nap Thursday afternoon then call in sick Friday morning!
Burlesque performers to be announced.


CLICK HERE TO LINK TO KINGS BARACADE FACEBOOK PAGE

For our Gainsville, Florida enthusiasts!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT AUSTIN'S WEBPAGE

Saturday, September 14, 2013 be sure to be in Gainsville. Austin Sirkin will be speaking at the Alachua county library headquarters in Gainsville, Fl.
This is a free lecture & discussion.
Austin is the creator of The Steampunk Empire, and you can link to this site above. It's a great interactive site, so be sure to check it out!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

LAUREN CURTIS ART

Click here to LIKE Lauren on Facebook

Click here to visit Lauren's Website

Lauren paints and draws in various styles,
which makes her art very compelling.
My personal favorite is the one right below this paragraph.
How fantastic is the composition of her houses,
buildings and greenery?!
Definitely join her on Facebook and get to know one of the most delightful and friendly women I've met in some time! 



LAUREN OFFERS GREETING CARDS TOO!
 

FOR OUR LUCKY CALIFORNIA FOLLOWERS...


If you live anywhere near Willits, California, you're a lucky dog. This festival looks like it would be fantastic!
Handcar Races, Vendor Fairs, A Grand Ball, The Carnivale...and MORE!

Click here to learn all about The Willits Kinetic Carnivale



FOR OUR LOCAL RALEIGH/DURHAM FOLKS!

 
Yep, you read that right. Shark! Nado! Steam! Prepare for a tornado full of sharks, landing on Fullsteam!

On Saturday, Sept. 7th, we're hosting two screenings of the SyFy "thriller" Sharknado. At 7pm, we're allowing teens and their demented (uh, "cool") parents to join the fun.

At 10pm, we'll offer up an encore screening for the 21+ crowd....

BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE THAN SELF-AWARE-IN-HOW-TERRIBLE-THEY-ARE-MOVIES-FEATURING-IAN-ZIERING-AND-TARA-REID!

From 9pm to at least midnight, we are THRILLED to welcome SALTBOX SEAFOOD JOINT for the first time ever to Fullsteam! Chef Ricky will be serving up some sharky delights...including some amazing shark tacos. There's only one way to defeat the sharks....TACOS!

Leave your chainsaws at home because there's plenty of them on the screen!

ENOUGH SAID! See you on SHARKNADOSTEAM Saturday!
 
 
 

Monday, August 12, 2013

A chat with Stephen Fitz-Gerald

I have had the distinct pleasure of chatting with one of my favorite artists...Stephen Fitz-Gerald. I discovered his work while networking on Facebook, and fell in love with his incredibly diverse expression. Stephen creates music, enjoys photography & creates lovely and moving metal sculpture

Stephen enjoys many different mediums, as he believes that becoming fluent in as many as possible gives a greater scope and depth to ones artistic expression. He believes an idea isn't always reducible to sculpture, sometimes being more aptly expressed in a song, painting, or in a photograph.
Click here to visit Stephen Fitz-Gerald's website and see his fantastic work


He proclaims that he had the very best of teachers...his parents. The art of expression being made available to him by his parents allowed Stephen to develop a deep appreciation for the arts.


If you sample some of Stephen music, you may be surprised to find out that he creates everything on a little 4 track recorder, while playing his own instruments. He enjoys playing his acoustic guitar & synthesizer (as he put it...sympathizer..lol) and creates his music in the late night hours, in the peace of his home. He has no desire to play in public, as he uses his music to listen to in the studio while working on metal sculpture, or for reverie before and after sleep, where most of his sculptural ideas get formed.
 
So, cheers to you Stephen...your art is a joy to appreciate. Thank you and keep creating!

If you are lucky enough to live in the Napa, CA area, be sure to visit Stephen's current one man show at Liken Gallery which will be available through August 2013.
Liken Gallery, Napa, CA - Stephen Fitz-Gerald Exhibit






.50cal black powder percussion rifle...yes please.

Ok folks, hold onto your top hats...we have acquired another gorgeous rifle that is soon to be transformed!
It's a fabulous, GORGEOUS, .50cal black powder percussion rifle. Stay tuned to our Etsy & eBay stores, or right here on the blog, and be sure to snag this beautiful gun when it's done!
 
 

SOLD THIS WEEK...

 
 
It's been another busy week at the shop! 
I am always incredibly thankful to our fellow enthusiasts that appreciate my work. Thank you so much for your continued support.
Continue to stay tuned to our blog for constantly updated inventory...we hope to see you back soon.
 
 
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Winchester .22 pump rifle (relic) from the 1900's with octagonal barrel.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

ConCarolinas 2014

Click here to see the website for ConCarolinas

Click here to see the official website for George R.R. Martin

About ConCarolinas

When: May 30-June 1, 2014

Where: Charlotte Hilton University Place - Charlotte, NC

ConCarolinas is a general multi-genre multi-media convention. They call themselves a sci-fi convention but in truth they cover all speculative fiction - science fiction, fantasy and horror.

It hosts a variety of fandom related events and guests, including gaming, discussion panels, costume events, music events like Klingon Karaoke, charity auction, SCA events, fan groups like the 501st Legion, Starfleet, and Klingon Assault Group, and something different every year.

In 2003 they held their first full-blown 3-day Science Fiction con - a longer Con than the 2-day 2002 "Prequel" the previous year. It was larger than the mini-con, using more space, having more panels, writing seminars, a bigger dealer room and more guests, including Guest of Honor David Weber. Since then, ConCarolinas has grown to be one of the more respected and talked about cons in the region.

ConCarolinas was a fan-based group that was originally sponsored by South Eastern Convention Fandom, Inc (SECFi), and as of 2008, incorporated into their own ConCarolinas, Inc., a nonprofit organization. They are a regional committee, pulling the majority of its members of our ConCom from North and South Carolina.

The ConCom has years of convention and fandom experience, with its members having been involved in running Stellarcon, MACE, IC99, ROC-of-AGES, Bab-Trek, FanFaire, Chattacon, Philcon, the UNCC Science Fiction & Fantasy Guild and others.

The guest of honor for the 2014 ConCarolinas is author George R.R. Martin. See the link at the top of the page to read more about him.
 
 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Creation in motion

Good morning everyone.
We wanted to update our fellow enthusiasts about what has sold this week, and what is new.

 
 

New this week

 





 

SOLD


Thank you all for helping Anthony to continue his beloved hobby of creating!

 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Local girl is North Carolina's "Queen of the Hoop"

astewart@newsobserver.com
                
Carolyn Mabry, better known as “Caroleeena” to her constituents, is what you might call North Carolina’s “Queen of the Hoop.”
Just follow the drumming sounds every Wednesday night in Pullen Park and you’ll find dozens of people by the historic carousel, spinning in circles with a simple children’s toy that first gained popularity in the ’50s.
At the nucleus of this weekly gathering is Mabry, a 10-year hula-hooping veteran from Raleigh who is quite a big deal in hooping circles.

Mabry, 50, founded a yearly international hooper conference in Efland called “ HoopCon,” in addition to the free weekly play dates at Pullen Park.
Her biggest hooping focus is on encouraging adults to get out there and “play,” she said.

“My goal was to figure out how to do the things I love to do anyway as a service to others,” Mabry said. “Each week I bring a truckload of hoops in a variety of sizes, all of which I made, and help people get started hooping. A lot of people think they can’t, even if they could as kids, when really, all they need is a hoop that fits and the tiniest bit of instruction.”

Mabry frequently offers classes around Raleigh, and you can find her spinning hoops – some of which she sets on fire – at many city events. She has also taught hooping sessions at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind and has created dozens of hooping projects for Boys and Girls Clubs and for children and caregivers in the pediatric units at Duke Hospital.
Hula hoop dreams
Mabry’s hoop dreams began six years ago when she first started the Raleigh Hoop Jam in Pullen Park, the biggest such jam in the state. Since collaborating with local drummers to include a drum circle on the same night, Mabry regularly attracts a group of children and adults that ranges in size from 30 to 100 people every week.

Mabry isn’t just an expert twirler, she’s also well-versed on the timeline of hooping.
“Hooping has existed in some form or other since the beginning of recorded history,” she said. “I have a photo of a petroglyph in Dry Fork Canyon, Utah, of a Native American with a hoop around his waist that is estimated to be 1,200 years old.”
The hula hoop we know and love from childhood appears to be a rip-off of the original.
“The guy from Wham-O who is credited with inventing the hoop actually saw it during his travels in Australia,” she said. “He just made a plastic version.”
But the most recent resurgence of hooping is way more rock ’n’ roll.

“A jam band – String Cheese Incident – would buy tubing at the hardware store and make hoops on their bus between gigs in the early ’90s,” Mabry said. “They would throw out these hoops as gifts from the stage and people started hula hooping. Because there was music, people started dancing with these hoops and a whole new form of hoop dance was born.”
Since then, hooping has become a quirky subculture that is especially vibrant in North Carolina. This year, Asheville won the Hooping.org Community of the Year Hoopie Award. Several local hoopers are mentioned on the website, which is a news hub and bulletin board for the hoopers trying to stay in the know.

Natalie Shaw, 45, of Chapel Hill has been hooping for seven years. As a working mother of two, she says it gives her a meditative break from her hectic everyday life.
“It fills different needs at different times,” she said. “It’s something that is solely self-feeding and self-serving; it lets me leave the role of mother and wife and lets me just be Natalie again.”
The health benefits aren’t bad, either.
“With hooping you can burn up to 400 calories an hour, and it’s great core exercise,” Shaw said. “Off-body hooping (twirling a hoop on your arms) can work triceps, biceps, and be a sustained cardio workout.”

For Mabry, being Raleigh royalty is no joke. Her schedule is an endless maze of performances, classes and play dates that would have anyone else spinning in circles. Even attempting to schedule an interview with her can have a reporter jumping through hoops.

“I am teaching tonight at Cirque de Vol, Raleigh’s first circus school, but it’s going to be pretty hectic all night,” she wrote in a recent message. “I have a short performance before, then I teach two classes, and then I’m going to hoop at Oak City 7 until 10:30. I’m not sure I could squeeze in a talk tonight unless it was kinda late.”

It isn’t easy being queen. _______________________________________________________________________________
Go to Pullen Park every Wednesday
to enjoy Hoop Jam for free! PULLEN PARK

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/29/3067711/north-carolinas-hoop-queen-reigns.html#storylink=cpy
A main attraction of Pullen Park is the Amusement Center. Adored by generations of Raleigh's citizens, Pullen Park is the fifth oldest operating amusement park in the United States and the sixteenth oldest in the world.

Center Features
  • Gustave A. Dentzel Carousel (1911), which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • C.P. Huntington miniature train, a one-third size, near-replica of the famous locomotive of the same name.
  • Kiddie boats
  • Lake Howell, offering pedal boat rentals
  • TVLand "Andy & Opie" statue
  • Playground
  • Children's amphitheater
  • Picnic shelters available for rent
  • Welcome Center where you may purchase ride tickets, make shelter reservations, or purchase souvenirs
  • Pullen Place Cafe serving fresh, locally produced foods and concessions

View Pullen Park Playground

View Pullen Park Carousel

View Pullen Place Cafe

Ride Tickets
Tickets are $1 for all riders 13 months and older. Riders 12 months and younger are free with a paying adult. Riders must be at least 42 inches tall to ride unaccompanied on most rides. One ticket is required per rider for the carousel, train, and kiddie boats.
Picnic Shelter Reservations
Reservations are now being accepted for 2013. All picnic shelter reservations require a two hour minimum and range in price from $24 to $30 per hour. There are several locations in Pullen Park available for rent, including:
  • 6 covered shelters in the upper picnic area
  • 1 covered shelter in the lower area
  • the carousel house (after-hours only)
  • Lake Howell gazebo
  • the event lawn
  • cafe patio area (after hours only)
  • the children's amphitheater
After hours shelter reservations are available within select areas. For more information or to check availability, please call 919-996-6468.
Pullen Park Overflow Parking
The City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department announces the following changes for parking during your visit at Pullen Park.

During the Week: Overflow parking is available until 5 pm at the Hunt Drive Soccer Fields on the Dorthea Dix campus. Patrons are asked not to park along Western Boulevard per RCC 11-2171(b)(1).

During the Weekend: Overflow parking is available at the Governor Morehead parking lot located directly across from Pullen Park on Ashe Avenue and the NCSU Cates Avenue parking deck which is less than a 10 minute walk to the park. This additional parking area will now be available on weekends through December 2, 2013.

As a safety reminder, patrons are asked not to park along Western Boulevard per RCC 11-2171(b)(1).

Hours

DayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Open10:00am10:00am10:00am10:00am10:00am10:00am10:00am
Close9:00pm9:00pm9:00pm9:00pm9:00pm9:00pm9:00pm

The above listed hours of operation are for the months of July thru September. Pullen Park Amusement hours will vary depending on the season. Some rides may close early due to darkness or inclement weather.
Ticket Sales close at 8:45pm with rides closing at 9:00pm.
Restrooms within the park will remain open until 9:30pm.

Location

520 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919-996-6468


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SOLD ITEMS
Its been a very busy couple of weeks! We wanted to keep everyone posted in regards to the most recent lamps to have left the workshop. If you were particularly fond of any that are now gone, please let us know, and we can always try and take a similar element, and make a custom piece just for you!