April222014

The Aether Nomad project is an invitation to all Steampunks who enjoy being a little exotic. Would you like to create costume, take photos, model, set up a Steampunk tribal bellydancing group - or if you’re already in one, create costumes and a special routine? Would you like to write, adding to the growing collective story? There is a Pinterest board for inspiration, a private Facebook group and we’re working on a public one, too.

  It began as snippets of stories popping into my head as I created new jewellery for The Navigatrix. This illustration was done by Jennie Gyllblad (of The Clockwork Watch, among other works) and it features several items available, at time of posting, at The Navigatrix - see collage! All items are one-off creations, though I do tend to pursue themes, where possible.

• Multiway Hip Chain “CloudDancer Ameera” https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/181578660/multiway-hip-chain-necklace-headdress?ref=shop_home_active_2

• Headscarf Jewellery “The Kraken’s Tear” https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/181438050/headscarf-jewellery-necklacecorset-belt?ref=shop_home_active_4

• Tribal Feather Earrings https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/165851691/tribal-feather-earrings-aether-nomad?ref=shop_home_active_21

• Multiway Steamhippy chain belt ‘CloudDancer’ https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/164274096/multiway-steamhippy-chain-belt-statement?ref=shop_home_active_22

• ‘Keeper of Secrets’ Necklace https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/167029445/black-teardrop-with-key-necklace-keeper?ref=shop_home_active_20

If you are interested in joining the tribe, whether just creating a character for yourself or setting up a group endeavour, do get in touch!

April192014
smiletotheshadow:

Steampunk

These would certainly be found aboard ‘The Unpronounceable’!

smiletotheshadow:

Steampunk

These would certainly be found aboard ‘The Unpronounceable’!

(via steampunk-paradise)

April122014
I wonder what the acoustics are like in there?

I wonder what the acoustics are like in there?

(Source: cimajessi)

9PM
ronbeckdesigns:

Steampunk Zoo | Retronaut

One occassionally comes across the most fascinating mechanimals**(term from author Gail Carriger)

ronbeckdesigns:

Steampunk Zoo | Retronaut

One occassionally comes across the most fascinating mechanimals*
*(term from author Gail Carriger)

11AM

cloggo:

STEAMPUNK

Now what self respecting Steampunker would not like to take tea from one of Royal Crown Derby’s Steampunk Collection. (You would have to be a wealthy Steampunker though, this cup and saucer UK £90.00)

Quote:—”The Steampunk collection from peerless fine English bone china perfectionist Royal Crown Derby is a playful and eclectic mix of style, function and luxury. Featuring engineering, science and clockwork motifs cleverly re-imagined to portray elegance and precision, Steampunk embodies a look that is contemporary and bold but pays homage to the greatness of our 19th Century technological past. The graphic monochrome patterns are styled uniquely for each item in the collection and are available in light (Ante Meridiem) and dark (Post Meridiem) versions.”

- See more at: http://www.springfair.com/library/Steampunk#sthash.JV0Ft02e.dpuf

Anyone for tea?

(via the-steampunk-boiler-room)

11AM
11AM
azisanoor:

'Finding The Queen'
Watercolors on paper

At the end of your journey, you will find yourself in the halls of the Queen.Some calls her the Mother. Some calls her Prativi, like the earth herself. Some says she watches over the land since the dawn of time, holding the soil and water of our home close to her heart. And still some others scoffs and denies that she exists at all.Yet there she is before you, and she beckons you to come closer.You will kneel before her and kiss her hand.And she will give you five things.A bale of cloth and rice, for you to use and share with all who journey with youThe horn of a bull, to call upon your kin in hours of needThe seed of a mighty tree, to plant and one day shelter ones you loveA garland of chains, to remind you that everyone you meet are equal parts of the same circleAnd a shard of the sky, to light and guide your way in the darkest of places.The Queen will say that finding her is not the end of your journey. It is merely a beginning. And these things, these five things are for you to keep and use as you continue on. Use them well. Keep them close to your heart.She then smiles and whispers."I believe in you"

(Based on Indonesia’s ‘Pancasila’ or the five pillars of the nation. Indonesians often refers to their land as ‘Ibu Pertiwi’ or ‘Mother earth’) 

This story could easily fit into the Aether Nomad concept. A beautiful illustration, too!

azisanoor:

'Finding The Queen'

Watercolors on paper

At the end of your journey, you will find yourself in the halls of the Queen.

Some calls her the Mother. Some calls her Prativi, like the earth herself. Some says she watches over the land since the dawn of time, holding the soil and water of our home close to her heart. And still some others scoffs and denies that she exists at all.
Yet there she is before you, and she beckons you to come closer.

You will kneel before her and kiss her hand.
And she will give you five things.

A bale of cloth and rice, for you to use and share with all who journey with you
The horn of a bull, to call upon your kin in hours of need
The seed of a mighty tree, to plant and one day shelter ones you love
A garland of chains, to remind you that everyone you meet are equal parts of the same circle
And a shard of the sky, to light and guide your way in the darkest of places.

The Queen will say that finding her is not the end of your journey. It is merely a beginning. And these things, these five things are for you to keep and use as you continue on. Use them well. Keep them close to your heart.

She then smiles and whispers.
"I believe in you"

(Based on Indonesia’s ‘Pancasila’ or the five pillars of the nation. Indonesians often refers to their land as ‘Ibu Pertiwi’ or ‘Mother earth’) 

This story could easily fit into the Aether Nomad concept. A beautiful illustration, too!

(via the-steampunk-boiler-room)

April42014
The Aether Nomad fleet assembles!
Dirigible bead necklaces by #TheNavigatrix, #AetherNomads, #Steampunk, #jewellery

The Aether Nomad fleet assembles!
Dirigible bead necklaces by #TheNavigatrix, #AetherNomads, #Steampunk, #jewellery

March312014
tophatandgoggles:

"Octopuses are meticulous creatures and are quite skilled in the art of henna application."
An excerpt from my upcoming book, Traveling With Your Octopus: around the world with eighty tentacles. #ottoandvictoria #steampunk #india #henna #bodyart #octopus #babytattoo #greenhair #sari

Wonderful! More Aether Nomad inspiration :)

tophatandgoggles:

"Octopuses are meticulous creatures and are quite skilled in the art of henna application."
An excerpt from my upcoming book, Traveling With Your Octopus: around the world with eighty tentacles. #ottoandvictoria #steampunk #india #henna #bodyart #octopus #babytattoo #greenhair #sari

Wonderful! More Aether Nomad inspiration :)

March292014
gregorygrozos:

Goddess and her World, 2012, Mixed Media

Fascinating curios to grace the halls of art loving Ladies and Gents. Do peruse his other work!

gregorygrozos:

Goddess and her World, 2012, Mixed Media

Fascinating curios to grace the halls of art loving Ladies and Gents. Do peruse his other work!

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