21
Dec

Accessing the feed elsewhere

   Posted by: ermyntrude   in League

If you’d like to access the antipodeanleague.org feed, rss urls are handily located to the right, and a LiveJournal feed has been created here for any members or guests who’d like to add the feed to their friends lists. Enjoy!

19
Dec

A Quicksilver Scarab

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Culture

Yesterday’s MX featured the wonderfully Steamy (and environmentally sound) Scarab Car. I suspect, much as Fusion may always be the energy source of tomorrow (and to quote its designer), the Scarab car “could be on the road in 10 years”, and that will forever remain the case.

Turns out that “Scarab” has graced elegant, uchronian road transport in the past.

19
Dec

WA’s Lightning Maker

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Culture, Neo-Victoriana

Bunbury-based coiler Peter Terren has just been featured in The Age. His spectacular skill at producing these wonderfully anachronistic electrical displays is on show on his website.

15
Dec

Make Magazine soon for the Telephonic Videoscope

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Culture

Geek DIY quarterly Make is heading to the small screen in the new year, with a series of half-hour episodes set to launch in January on American public television.

30
Nov

Links aplenty

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Culture, Neo-Victoriana

Stuff I’ve come across recently.

Finally, could a movie based on the Monopoly game possibly be watchable? What if it was a Steamy, futuristic epic directed by Riddley Scott? Probably not.

11
Nov

Spats!

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Neo-Victoriana

According to an article in last year’s LA Times, spats are making a comeback.

These shoe-protectors cum fashion statements apparently date back to the 17th century, but had their big moment in late Victorian times. Once they became an essential status item in the ’20s and ’30s they lost fashion currency, and fell into disuse.

Now, specialist spat makers have begun to reappear, and major designers like Chanel, Givenchy and Prada are offering spat-influenced footwear. Genteel and unusual, the spat would make a welcome re-addition to the wardrobes of the smart and stylish.

9
Nov

Members’ soiree announced

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in League

Members in good standing are invited to enjoy the hospitality of the League at a special pre-Euchronia soiree beginning at 8.00pm.

Members and their guests must observe strict attire regulations compatible with the mid 1890s, and be prepared for chrononautical peregrinations. Liquid refreshments and hors d’Ĺ“uvre will be served.

9
Nov

Steam is back!

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Neo-Victoriana

The Telegraph is reporting the return of steam to British railways for the first time in 50 years.

The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s Peppercorn class A1 Pacific steam locomotive made a five-hour return test journey between York and Scarborough on 04 November, 2008 and is expected to begin regular journeys carrying up to 600 passengers on the York-Newcastle line in January, 2009.

9
Nov

Visiting cards

   Posted by: cholmondeley   in Neo-Victoriana

According to Time Magazine Victorian visiting cards (once also known as “calling cards” before that came to mean a store for phone credits) are coming back into fashion.

These individualised cards, part of the complex social rituals of Polite Society, were once an indispensable component of daily life. They are still used to some extent the military, but had fallen into disuse along with the personal servants they relied upon. A revival of the visiting card as personal business card can only be welcomed.

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