Filed under: Oddities | Tags: brass, Curious Oddities, locket, nautical, necklace, pirate, ship, Steampunk, swallow
Filed under: Oddities | Tags: 20000 leagues under the sea, bizarre, fish, leviathan, monsters, Natural History Museum, ocean, octopus, oddities, sea, sideshow, Smithsonian, specimen, squid, undersea creature, Washington DC
I just wanted to share a collection of fantastic creatures of the deep- all pictures from my trip to the Natural History Museum in Washington DC. Truly amazing!
Filed under: Oddities, Steampunk | Tags: clockpunk, clockwork, fountain, Germany, Koblenz, mechanical, Noah's Ark, Steampunk
Filed under: General, Oddities, Steampunk | Tags: Bazaar of the Bizarre, craft show, Gothic craft, Halloween sale, handmade, macabre, Plastik Wrap, Royal Sarcophagus Society, Shop Curious Oddities, Steampunk craft, Toronto
Hello to all! It is time once again for the delightfully macabre Halloween marketplace, The Bazaar of the Bizarre.
Hope to see you there!
Filed under: General, Oddities | Tags: antique market Toronto, Shop Curious Oddities
So delighted that I braved the nasty storm to visit my local antique market for some good ole treasure hunting! A good haul, I can wait to craft some beauty!
Filed under: Oddities, Steampunk | Tags: bulb, Decorus globosa, disovery, explorer, journal, necklace, neo victorian, Shop Curious Oddities, Steampunk
Pluck your own Decorus globosa necklace from the collection at the Curious Oddities shoppe
Filed under: Oddities, Steampunk | Tags: antique, Belgium, Brussels, industrial, lamp, lueurs poetiques, modern, salvage, Steampunk, Zoetises
While wandering the winding streets through Brussels I stumbled upon the most delightful of shops:
Zoétises: Lueurs poétiques located at 10 Rue de la Tulipe, Bruxelles
In her small and very charming studio, Zoé creates magic with salvaged treasures and light. Antique glass cloche domes, steel boxes, baking tins, sieves, cages and industrial scrap all become components of her beautiful work. The light from the wide variety of incandescent bulbs highlights the aged, chipped paint and worn textures, casting strange shadows through the mesh, wire and holes of her lamps.
Zoé also shares my love of old fashioned light bulbs, with their coils, filaments and warm glow. She fears that as Belgium, like many countries, switch to compact fluorescents, the beauties at the heart of her wonderful lamps will be harder to find than the salvaged pieces that frame them. Be sure to visit the Zoétises website to see more of her fantastic pieces.
I can’t thank her enough for introducing me to the daily antique/flea and junk market in Marollen quarter of Brussels…it blew my mind…