Archive for June, 2009

20
Jun

Melbourne’s first Steampunk Night-Club is on TONIGHT!!

   Posted by: steampunkerie    in Culture

Look at the gorgeous, gorgeous venue we’ve been able to secure… The decor has been described as “Old Shanghai opium den meets English drawing room and makes wild passionate love. Think Chesterfields, Klimt prints, carved screens and brocade covered walls.” There’s an extensive cocktail and tapas menu for your enjoyment. Places are strictly limited, so don’t tarry, pick [...]
13
Jun

Queen’s Birthday Eve Dinner Voyage pictures!

   Posted by: ermyntrude    in Culture

Well! A glorious evening was had by everyone from all accounts, I have at this stage still only got photos from my own camera-phonic device, but hoping for some more to come out of the woodwork eventually- but these should give a bit of an idea of the fun we had! Click on an image [...]
13
Jun

The Delights of a Modern Kitchen

   Posted by: cholmondeley    in Technology, Victoriana

The UK’s Channel 4 website recently featured Kitchen Contraptions from the Past, a fascinating and enlightening slideshow of some beautiful and terrible examples of the Victorian (and pre-Victorian) homemaker’s mechanical assistant, including the “Raisin Cleaner” pictured here.