Here we are again! Led by the always inspiring Kevin Steil, the true and only Airship Ambassador, a new iteration of Steampunk Hands Around the World is forging new friendships, educating and spreading the word. For this reason we are pleased to invite you to visit the section dedicated to this outstanding event at the Airship Ambassador website: Master Link List.
As Kevin has explained:
This year, we will share and explore the ways in which steampunk can and has made life better, for ourselves and for others. How does steampunk make life more fun and enjoyable, how does it expand our horizons and help us define who we are, or who we want to be? How does steampunk inform us about ourselves, others, and the world around us? How does it help us find solutions for real life problems, and find ways to make changes for the better?
Making the most of this initiative through time and space we have shared our thoughts about different topics and we cannot help but recommend you two of our most read blog posts whithin the #Steampunkhands cycle.
- Steampunk & Latex: Do Steampunk aesthetics influence other alternative lifestyles?
- Amazing Steampunk-inspired fine jewelers.
Join us, let your voice be heard and do not forget to visit the Master Link List at the Airship Ambassador website!
As you probably know, everything has been very quiet at Decimononic for a while. Our Metropolis fine jewelry collection has become an ultra-exclusive collection of one-off pieces and we have been on hiatus for a short time due to personal reasons. We are very excited to share with you today that we are back for good and that our next collection is going to be ready to see the light in a few weeks.
What can we tell you in advance about it? To begin with, that our awarded ‘Abyssal’ bracelet has been the seed of this brand new collection inspired by the deep blue sea. In fact, this collection has been named as a ‘living fossil’ that inhabits depths of several hundred metres: the nautilus (it is no coincidence that Jules Verne christened Captain Nemo’s underwater vessel with the same name, as a tribute to Robert Fulton’s first practical submarine in History).
What can you expect regarding materials? Colored titanium and cultured pearls mainly, but we are exploring more options and some surprises are on the way.
Stay tuned to get a sneak peek very soon!
Jonathan Hultén is not a newcomer to the world of music. Talented composer, guitar player and singer, he launched his acoustic solo project with the release of a debut single, Nightly Sun, las year.
Jonathan is a wanderer of the dark side. Member of bands like Tribulation or Stench, his creative endeavours are almost endless (did we say that he is a cult-illustrator too?). So we are glad to bring you today the video of his new song, ‘Anguished are the young’, (with the collaboration of our dear friend Viveka Goyanes, who you will surely remember from this collaboration project with the Decimononic crew: ‘Amoelbarroco, Decimononic and… fortune-telling?’).
Sit back, relax and enjoy:
1.- About Steampunk Hands Around the World
For fourth year in a row, Steampunk Hands around the World is taking place throughout the month of February.
As the promoter of this event, Kevin Steil, said, ‘the 2017 theme of the annual month long blogathon is “Making Life Better”. Each day from Wednesday, February 1st through Tuesday the 28th, contributors will share some of the many ways in which steampunk can and has made life better. Everyone, steampunks and non-steampunks alike, will be able to share in the information about who and what inspires us to keep exploring, expanding, and enhancing our community every day’.
2.- Our approach
Las year we explored how Steampunk influences other alternative lifestyles (we focused on the existing relationship between Steampunk and the fetish latex scene). This year we wanted to pay attention to one of the key facets of our lifes: our activity as jewelers. Not by accident steampunk inspired our Machinarium collection.
How has Steampunk made jewelry better? The truth is that there are many talented people that create costume jewelry with steampunk inspiration. And that’s lovely. However, there are less artisans that design and manufacture fine jewelry taking Steampunk as an influence. This is why we wanted to highlight their works.
We have gathered a group of outstanding international jewelers that have two things in common:
- They use precious materials (noble metals, gemstones, etc.) and professional metalsmithing techniques.
- They acknowledge Steampunk inspiration.
We do hope that you like our selection (and if you know of other fine jewelers that acknowledge Steampunk inspiration, let us know!). If you love steampunk, you will like it. If you love jewelry, you will be delighted. And if you love both steampunk and jewelry… well, you cannot miss this!
3.- Amazing Steampunk-inspired fine jewelers
4.- More #SteampunkHands
Remember that there many ongoing activities related to this initiative and that the best place to stay up-to-date about them is following the Official link list and the Airship Ambassador Official Website: www.airshipambassador.com.
Three years ago (time flies!) we published this blog post entitled ‘Toward a Circular Economy’. Today, we are glad to share with you this video. This is the future we believe in, and you?
Source: The Economist.