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Cabinets of Curiosities

Continuing with my series on what’s available at Steampunk-Shrunk, this week I’d like to highlight the Cabinets of Curiosities.

Of all the things made here, I think the gadgets and gizmos are my favourites.  278 more words

Handmade slippers of Olhão

At the weekend we were surprised to discover that Olhão was not just a fishing centre, it was once the biggest centre of production of… 172 more words

Olhão

The Alarming Clock

I, Ebenezer Crackington, am by trade a clockmaker.  I have worked at this trade since I completed my apprenticeship in the beautiful city of Paris, France, many years ago, at the age of twenty-two. 477 more words

Creating Your Own Opportunities

In any economic climate, the labour market can be a challenging arena to break into. It can also be defeating if one listens to the negativity of other job seekers. 536 more words

Employment

Days 4 & 5, meandering falls the day

Ugh. So lazy today.  And yesterday.  So in tribute, here is a previously-penned bit of advice.  It isn’t even mine.  I swiped it from a manual on how to write your PhD thesis. 272 more words

Well And Good

Steampunk Christmas?

The two terms don’t sit particularly comfortably together, I feel.  As I pondered the possibility of adding seasonal items to Steampunk-Shrunk’s stock for the upcoming Christmas sales, images of rusty Santas and welded junk Christmas trees felt less than inspiring. 223 more words

Autolycus

Sometimes we like to push ourselves a bit – yes?

So I was staring at this gorgeous picture on Instagram – yes, this one here – and thinking how much I’d like to create something like it.  502 more words