From A Deep And Forbidding Eldritch Vault Come… The October Pilsner’s Picks!

Posted By on October 1, 2015

Actually, there’s not much of a “boo factor” in this month’s Pilsner’s Picks— I really don’t have much music that’s suitable for Halloween parties. I did manage to scare up one ghostly number, though, although it’s not very scary. It’s more like something that you’d hear on the soundtrack of an early animated cartoon, accompanying the dance of some “rubber hose” ghosts.

Anyway, here are the October Picks (with a weak, obligatory “Boo” from yours truly).

Halloween Dreams 2015

Posted By on October 1, 2015

You can smell the change in the air.

The leaves are on fire. The winds are colder. Summer is fading and Autumn is upon us.

As we drift towards the haunting season, remember to tune into Dieselpunks Radio. Starting today, you can enjoy 6+ hours of commercial-free spooky music from the Jazz Age and beyond. Enjoy your trip to the Devil’s Ball with the Ghost of Smokey Joe, the Mad Witch, and the Little Man Who Wasn’t There.

Tune in at:

When the masquerade is over and St. James Infirmary has closed, come on back for more Halloween fun at Dieselpunks all month long.

The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia

Posted By on September 25, 2015

“The SEA is Ours: Tales of Steampunk Southeast Asia” out for release November 1st, 2015! IndieGoGo campaign here! The stories in this collection merge technological wonder with the everyday. Children upgrade their fighting spiders with armor, and toymakers create punchcard-driven marionettes. Large fish lumber across the skies, while boat people find a new home on […]


Posted By on September 22, 2015

All four studios are major attractions of the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, each of them rivaling in audacity about their own pavilion designed by great names of the architecture of the era, the Primavera pavilion being built by no less than the Perret Brothers.

Built with reinforced concrete – the novelty of the time – the pavilion basement is made of lap d’or: concrete mixed with… gold, while the walls are ornated with black and gold mosaic and the roof set with colored crystal pebbles by Lalique!

Billions of visitors marvel at affordable objects and furniture with an innovative aesthetic.To customers found of modernity, Primavera offers rugs, upholstery, fashionable wallpapers and get specialised in ceramics: vases, ornaments, figurines…

The adventure lasts till 1972, Primavera being the only art creation studio to enjoy such a long life. Its legacy, more than a style, is a spirit made of sixty years of inventive, fantasy iconic creations.

During the early Twenties, the parisian department store had a stunning slogan that said “Every elegant woman shops at ” Au Printenps”. Primavera extended the idea to “Every elegant house is furnished by “Au Printemps” and its original creations are nowadays pieces of collection and the subject of art books and retrospectives. Parisian Art Deco lovers will not miss the one set “Au Printemps” till October 10th.


Posted By on September 22, 2015

Primavera tells the story of a stunning artistic adventure spanning over six of the most creative decades about French Art Décoratifs.

In 1912, the department store “Au Printemps” in Paris is the first of its kind to give itself an original art creation studio. The purpose of this art studio is to develop modern Arts Décoratifs and to facilitate their diffusion.

Conceived by René Guilleré, founder of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs and Pierre Laguionie, the young and dynamic manager of the department store ” Au Printemps “, the project is called Primavera (“Spring” in Italian) a name which cleverly echoes the department store’s own name, “Spring” in French.

As soon as WWI comes to its awaited end, Primavera rapidly grows up. The ideas behind this art creation studio are to have ensembles of hand-crafted furniture and art objects produced by traditional workshops, to promote young artists. Its purposes are to introduce art into interiors by making affordable to everyone useful or decorative objects, both beautiful, modern and of good quality.

Creators are appointed, a pottery is bought in Touraine-France to ensure part of the production, other art workshops’ collaboration is asked in various fields such as glass work and ceramics…Soon an original production is born.

The immediate success of Primavera prompts other parisian department stores to found their own art creation studio. Big names are recruited : Paul Follot creates Pomone for “Au Bon Marché“, while Maurice Duchêne takes the head of La Maîtrise for “Les Galeries Lafayette” and “Les Magasins du Louvre” hire Kohlmann for their Studium.

AEther Salon: Sailing! (Edited Transcript)

Posted By on September 21, 2015

Bookworm Hienrichs: Welcome, everyone, to a new season of the Aether Salon here in New Babbage!  We thank you for finding the time to attend, and hope you’ll enjoy today’s topic. Admiral Beaumont will be regaling us with tales and information on the Age of Sail. Before we begin, a few housekeeping items:

1) To ensure you can hear the speaker, stand or sit on the patterned carpet.

2) If you do

AEther Salon: Sailing! (Unedited transcript)

Posted By on September 21, 2015

[2015/09/20 14:01]  Bookworm Hienrichs: /me welcomes everyone who arrived while she relogged.

[2015/09/20 14:02]  Bookworm Hienrichs: We’ll get started in a few minutes.

[2015/09/20 14:03]  VI (violet.solano): good afternoon all

[2015/09/20 14:03]  Baron Klaus Wulfenbach (klauswulfenbach.outlander): Frauleins, I am very sorry, it is not letting me set them down.

[2015/09/20 14:03]  Wulfriðe

Interview with Gil Cnaan, CEO of Storykeeper Events

Posted By on September 19, 2015

Storykeeper Events volunteer Maisha Elonai is interviewing Gil Cnaan, CEO of Storykeeper Events, about the upcoming Gilded Festival to be held September 19 – 20 at Historic Cold Springs Village in Cape May, NJ.

Please see for more details on our time travel adventure.

Photo of Gil CnaanCould you tell me what The Gilded Festival is?

The Gilded Festival is, at its core, a family-friendly time travel adventure. It started off as a very strictly Steampunk event, in the same vein as AnachroCon, Teslacon, Steampunk World’s Fair, etc. The first time we ran it, like many of those other events, we ran in a hotel, and we had a few stages, we had some vendors, and it was a very standard hotel weekend convention. Then we decided that we wanted to do something a little bit different, and we decided not to do a second year in the same venue, took some time to think about what we wanted it to be, and we realized we wanted something that was a little bit more immersive and a little bit more … a little bit more of an experience.

When Historic Cold Spring Village approached us and said that they were interested in having an event, it seemed like a natural fit to merge the two, and then we could create something between your standard Steampunk convention and a Renaissance Faire with a little twist of purely immersive content. We liked this idea, we went down to Cold Spring Village, we saw all of these buildings that are older than this country that have been moved into there, we saw this nice open space, just beautiful foliage, just everything looking so nice, and we realized this was the space we were looking for. This was our way of creating an environment that you walk into and you’re not seeing modernity everywhere you go, you are seeing, functionally, a living history village.

You said “Steampunk.” What exactly does that mean to you?

A Modern Castle

Posted By on September 17, 2015

In June 2015, the huge restoration project of the Villa Cavrois, a true French Art Deco architectural treasure listed as a historic monument in 1990 thank to citizen mobilisation and acquired by the State in 2001, has finally been completed.

The Villa Cavrois, located near Lille in the Northern part of France, is the most emblematic achievement of the Art Deco era most iconic French architect, Robert Mallet-Stevens.

A total work of art by Mallet-Stevens who designed everything in it, from the building concept to the door knobs, from the furniture to the light switches…

… the Villa Cavrois is also an exemplary restoration with its 830 square meters of terraces and its 72 m long water mirror.

The official website of the Villa Cavrois offers many pictures much more beautiful than mine, videos and an extensive history of the Villa, as well as each and every detail about Mallet-Stevens’ original project and the restoration of the Villa…

,,, however, I can’t resist adding this photo of the incredible bathroom, although it only does justice to… a third of its surface!

Located in a somehow strategic place, easily reachable from Paris but also from London, Germany or The Netherlands as well, this unique modern chateau the Villa Cavrois is, is certainly worthy of the visit of any Art Deco architecture lover.

King of Chaps Sought

Posted By on September 16, 2015

King of Chaps is a new centre-page feature in the Chap Magazine. The first selection was the chap in this picture, Matthew Macpherson, who was spotted at this year’s Chap Oympiad. Hailing from Australia, he was chosen for an outfit that was well put-together but not excessively showy. We asked Mr. Macpherson for a detailed description of all his sartorial accoutrements, and published them in the August edition of The Chap.

We are looking for a new King of Chaps for each subsequent edition, commencing with Oct/Nov. If you think you might cut the mustard, or know someone who might, please send a photograph of them in their finery to
If you can get a full-length portrait against a relatively plan background, that is ideal. If you cannot, then send us a snap and we will photograph them properly. Please also include the following details:

Sartorial motto:
Origin/current dwelling:
Style icon:
Email (for our use only)
Phone No (for our use only)

The source for each of the following items:
Shoes/hat/suit/shirt/neckwear/any jewellery/socks/eyewear/pocket square and any other sartorial accouterments not mentioned above.

Download the submission form here

Announcing Some Spectacular Punkette News

Posted By on September 16, 2015

Prepare to be amazed!

We have some exciting news to share with everyone.

It’s been a little while. Okay, it’s been a long while. But the Punkettes have some really cool stuff going on, so we thought we’d post an update on a few things, as well as share some exciting news!

First and foremost is the addition of two new Punkettes! We have K.T. Hannah joining us as The Cyberpunkette, as well as Adelyn Sterling who will be taking on the moniker of The Mythpunkette (you can find an awesome post about Mythpunkery over here).

In related news, E. Latimer will now be taking on the mantle of The Dreadpunkette, since she realized that’s pretty much what she’s been writing all along (expect a very long post on this later).

In Clockpunkette News…

The Clockpunkette, Rebecca Sky recently teamed up with Wattpad and Skillshare to put together a FREE online course about Writing for Online Engagement. The class peels back the curtain on online writing and teaches frameworks, techniques, and strategies for establishing, engaging, and growing a community around your work. Key lessons cover today’s writing landscape, tips for serialized fiction, merchandising individual stories, and marketing your work to build your personal brand — all to help you find success. It’s perfect for creative writers, fanfic enthusiasts, bloggers, and beginners curious about publishing and self-publishing today. This welcoming class will empower writers of every level to confidently write fiction online. You can take the course for free here:

In Dreadpunkette News…

The Dreadpunkette, E. Latimer has teamed up with Patchwork Press to release a mythology based YA fantasy novel about Norse giants, mad queens and Ragnarok. BRRRRR. To get your Frost on, learn more about it here.

Stay tuned! In the next couple days we’ll be doing a post on the fabulously macabre genre of Dreadpunk, the story behind its origins, and some awesome Dreadpunk recommendations.

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The Best Cleaning Buddy for your Car

Posted By on September 6, 2015

You surely need to wash your cars at least once a week, but do you prefer taking it to an auto workshop or clean it at home? Certainly, cleaning your car is one of the chores people love to do at home. It shows their attachment with their vehicles.

It sounds great to have time saver equipment for washing your car. But is there really any such tool? Don’t be surprised if I say you can have a magical tool that can clean your car like a mirror in few minutes? Yes, it is only possible if you own a pressure washer. Pressure washer is a time saver and also helps you save lot of money that would have been spent on paying the washing bills.


The Magical Tool

A pressure washer is a useful tool that is ideal for cleaning your car, take it at home and you can do the job without involving any extra cost. The best thing I love about this wonderful tool is its portability. Owing to the high power of water flow, a pressure washer can quickly go through each area of the car. Within a matter of seconds all your car’s dirt, bird dropping, grease and marks will vanish.

Keep in mind that there are various kinds of pressure washers available in the market with different cleaning abilities. You should choose a car washer for your home that produce low level of pressure that wont pose any damage to your car’s model and machinery. Just start with some basic
AR, Karcher, and Campbell Hausfeld washer reviews and go from there.

It requires you to have good understanding regarding specifications of cleaning your car with a pressure washer. A good quality pressure washer ensures that it is durable and safe for both the operator and car. So get a good quality pressure washer since it is the best cleaning buddy for your car.