Step by step we have generated bunch of contents related to the ‘Decimononic universe’. From photos to interviews, from videos to blog posts. However, we were still looking for an easy and visually appealing way to explain what is Decimononic. Hopefully this slides presentation will give you an accurate idea of the purpose of Decimononic: empowering you.
As stated in the presentation description:
If you are wondering what is Decimononic, you will find the answer in this slides presentation. Our purpose? Empowering you through one-of-a-kind fine jewelry inspired by Steampunk and other retrofuturisms, Art Nouveau, XIX Century, ancient civilizations and much more. True Singularity!
It is not as good as when we explain it, but we think it is explanatory enough (we recommend full screen view). And feel free to share your thoughts with us, of course!
We are very pleased to let you know that we have been interviewed by Elisabet Roselló, who is one of the most relevant figures of the Spanish Steampunk scene. Elisabet is the founder ot the first Steampunk forum in Spanish language, SteampunkSP, and the promoter of the Convención Steampunk y Retrofuturista that has been taking place in Barcelona every year since 2009.
The interview was published on one of her blogs, Steampunk y Otros Retrofuturismos, on 7th May: ‘Entrevista a Decimononic, joyería de inspiración Steampunk’. If you speak Spanish you can read the complete interview on our Slideshare account (document embedded below). If you do not speak Spanish, you will probably find useful some help from Google Translator.
1.- The Indian Empire and ‘The Raj Collection’ by Decimononic
Orientalism achieved great popularity during the Victorian era and this ‘exotic’ Orient was a fluid concept in its meaning.
Before the XIX century, the term Orient made reference to the geographic area we call the Middle East now-a-days, an area that runs from modern day Turkey to Egypt to Iran. During this period the Orient revolved around the areas controlled by the Ottoman Empire and other following Arab nations/empires. As geographic knowledge of continental Asia increased and spread throughout Europe, the meaning of the Orient changed to include all these ‘brand new’ areas; the Orient grew to encompass India and then China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.
Steampunkers have traditionally paid a lot of attention to the western countries during the Victorian era. However, and even focusing on this historical period only, there are many other amazing geographical areas to ‘explore’. Precisely this has encouraged us to look at the British India.
Have you ever wondered what is Steampunk fine jewelry? So do we, and we are glad to share with you five hints or clues to distinguish real Steampunk fine jewelry.
1.- Craftwork. Exclusivity is the real luxury.
We all know that fast food chains are convenient and affordable; however, nobody turns to them when looking for ‘haute cuisine’. With fine jewelry happens exactly the same, no surprise.
In that sense high jewelry is not different from haute couture. Using Wikipedia as source: ‘Until the 1950s, fashion clothing was predominately designed and manufactured on a made-to-measure or haute couture basis (French for high-sewing), with each garment being created for a specific client. A couture garment is made to order for an individual customer, and is usually made from high-quality, expensive fabric, sewn with extreme attention to detail and finish, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. Look and fit take priority over the cost of materials and the time it takes to make’.
Didn’t we tell you about our mini-cards?
We want Decimononic to champion individuality, so our cards are a good medium to prove it. They are pretty cute, aren’t they?
Remember… True Singularity!