The Chap Loves – Spencers Trousers

| 9 months ago

While the well-turned ankle of a lady is a pleasure for all eternity, the nude leg of a Chap has more in common with pulled pork than the shimmering delight of a Michelangelo sculpture. The unsheathed shank is a reckless fellow, falling upon the chattering classes like an Assyrian horde, scattering children, disheveling ladies and […]

Vintage Homemade Welder – Part 3: Sparks and Smoke

| 24th December 2015

I found this welder on Craigslist for a hundred dollars. It’s made with a World War II surplus aircraft generator and the engine from a 1946 Austin Dorset. It’s a 200 Amp DC welder with a four-cylinder pushrod engine. I’ve gotten it running and I tried welding some steel with it. The Austin engine ran […]

WW-II Vintage Homemade Welder

| 15th July 2015

I found this welder on Craigslist for hundred dollars. It’s made with a World War II surplus aircraft generator and the engine from a 1946 Austin Dorset. It’s a 200 Amp DC welder with a four-cylinder pushrod engine. This is a first look at it and there will be more videos as I get it […]

Calling! Salon (Edited transcript)

| 17th November 2014

Bookworm Hienrichs: I think we’ll get started now. And please excuse me if I fall silent – I may freeze up while talking. Welcome to this month’s Aether Salon! Today, Lord Mayor Perryn Peterson of Mieville has come to give us some insights into the world of manners and etiquette.  Before we get started, a […]

Google honors the people of World War I with a virtual museum

| 27th June 2014

Almost 100 years ago, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was shot dead in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip. The fallout from this assassination ultimately led to the start of the Great War (World War I). To commemorate this historical event’s centennial milestone, Google has launched a new portal dedicated to telling the story of this extraordinary time. […]

Dieselpunk: A Personal Interpretation

| 28th September 2013

The Troubleshooter: as dieselpunk as it gets.   As I get back into dieselpunk writing, I thought I’d reflect on what dieselpunk means to me. The definition found at the Dieselpunk Encyclopedia: “Dieselpunk is a style and a budding sub-culture that combines the zeitgeist of the interbellum period through World War II and ending before or at the […]

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Armoured Car 1920 Mk I

| 3rd September 2013

This is an illustration depicting an Armored Rolls-Royce 1920 model. The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) raised the first British armoured car squadron during the First World War. In September 1914 all available Rolls Royce Silver Ghost chassis were requisitioned to form the basis for the new armoured car. The car was designed with a […]

California Form and Landscape project

| 11th June 2013

In the aftermath of Pacific Standard Time (PST), a uniquely successful collaborative project of exhibitions, public programs, and publications which together took intellectual and aesthetic stock of southern California’s artists, art scenes, and artistic production across nearly the entirety of the post-World War II era, the Getty launched an initiative with a tighter focus on […]

Fiction Review: The Wailing

| 4th April 2013

BY MR GRAHAM Self-published Reviewed by Anna Burwell Enter ‘Professor’ Leland, existing furtively in the chaos surrounding the Blitz with his roommate (of sorts), Rowan. Employed—as he seems to have always been—by the mysterious body known in-narrative as ‘the Management,’ Leland is charged with doing his part for the war effort in this time of […]

S.A.M. #81: Your Businesslike Bomber

| 23rd March 2013

Given its origin, the Blenheim could be called “fast and spurious”. The aircraft was initially envisaged as a luxury transport and wasn’t a part of any military programme. The often told story of the six-seat executive aircraft built for Lord Rothermere, proprietor of the aviation-supporting Daily Mail, usually misses the vital point. Why did he […]