Art Cool

Steampunk Wristwatch Automata Stylishly Writes Time

As a wristwatch, this giant may not be the best thing, but it certainly is pretty cool. When you want to know the time, the watch mechanism kicks in and writes time on the watch face. To make sure it doesn’t overwrite on the watch face, the automata starts with dusting off and erasing the watch face. Of course, the whole mechanism is quite bulky and requires steadiness, but as an automata, it is pretty damn cool.


Decorative ‘Steampunk’ Skull Includes a Secret Compartment for Your Treasure

This decorative skull has a cool Steampunk-ish look that probably earn this guy a top spot in the zombie army, if he were undead. It is supposed to have a “secret” compartment to store tiny trinket treasures. That secret compartment happens to be a clearly visible drawer on the side of the skull, which is not so secret, but apparently saying that aloud would hurt the skull’s feelings. So we’ll leave it at that. Erasmus Darwin’s Steam Cerebrum Skull was designed in England, manufactured in China, and ships free to the United States. Price $54.

Cool Gadgets

This steam powered tank is controlled by a remote

A remote controlled, fully functional steam powered tank, now that’s the stuff Steampunk fiction is made of. The steam turret tank by Ian is based on a 1/16th scale Tamiya King Tiger die-cast model tank. Supplying steam to keep the tank in action is a 3.5″ diameter marine boiler. This miniature boiler is fully functional, and includes pressure gauges, safety valves, and a ceramic burner.


The ‘Total Steampunk’ Franken Edison Light

Franken Edison Light matches up with the light bulb by Edison, takes inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and has that Victorian Steampunk look going about it. The two Edison bulbs on the lamp are placed inside two 8-inch mouth blown globes as a salute to the old Frankenstein movies. The movies placed two separate spheres that would catch lightning and send it through to Frankenstein. While these globes aren’t going to catch lightning, they do make a statement of style towards the form of Van de Graff generators used in the movies.


Superbly Detailed Steampunk Inspired Sculptures

There was a time when Steampunk was super hot, and you could see all things Steampunk make rounds of the web. It may be past its prime for the moment, but Steampunk as art is here to stay. The sculptures here aren’t essentially Steampunk, though the influence is clear. Made by French sculptor Alain Bellino, the sculptures are often made by transforming old items into various shapes.

Art Environment Featured

Mechanical Insect and Monster Sculptures

mechanical sculptures by dimitar valchev

These mechanical sculptures are built using a wide array of metallic objects, which diversely range from spark plugs, springs and gears to spoons and forks. Bulagarian artist Dimitar Valchev creates a variety of sculptures that represent insects, birds, monsters and other forms of life.

Featured Timepieces

Astronomical Kinetic Steampunk Clock

Grand Master Astronomical clock measures six feet tall and five feet wide. Made on commission by Art Donovan, much of the clock was hand built over a period of three months. Components on the solid mahogany body are held by oversized hand machined brass bolts.

Art Automobiles

Totally Rad Steampunk Scooter Also Plays Music

Not just an artsy showpiece, the Steampunk scooter by Arthur van Poppel is fully functional when it comes to conveyance, and adds to features with the capability to put to good use the guitar, amp and horn that it carries.

Art Cool

‘Steampunk’ Biker Grin Mask

This mask is like the scariest creeper around. Created by master Steampunk builders SkinzNhydez, the mask is handmade and hand crafted out of leather, with the touches of rivets and buckles. It is finished with acrylic paints and has a soft black cowhide lining for the innards. This one costs $204.50. It also has another sibling with a more grueling look and the same price tag.


Empire Steam Steampunk Speakers

A set of custom made speakers, the Empire “Steam” Steampunk duo is meant for those who enjoy the goodness of Steampunk, and have big money to spend for their Steampunk pleasure. Standing three feet tall, each speaker has a 1.5-inch thick granite top, and weighs in at 125 pounds. At the business end, the speakers have a high quality innards in the shape of two Vifa 1-inch silk dome sealed back tweeters, Pyle 5-inch sealed back midrange, Goldwood 15-inch heavy duty down firing woofer and Eminence 3-Way speaker crossover.