JONATHAN WIGGS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE The house sits behind a black fence on a 2.6-acre lot that includes a one-car garage and an expansive, flat backyard. By John R. Ellement GLOBE STAFF AUGUST 17, 2014 Geologists call it the strata, the layers that delineate one point in time from another. And in Continue reading
By WGBY Steampunk is an artistic and design subculture which combines science fiction, history, fantasy, and the Victorian era into a fanciful blend. The term originated during the early 1980s when Steampunk was used to describe a fantasy world where steam-powered machines and technology of the 19th century merge with elements Continue reading
by: Jill Kaufman MARCH 21, 2014 Let’s dial it back to 1870 for a moment, to the time when author Jules Verne left his mark with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Verne wrote his classic science fiction novel years before it became a Walt Disney film. His submarine and high tech gadgetry Continue reading
Bryce Vickmark Photography blog In January, I was sent by the Wall Street Journal to shoot a story at a very interesting and unusual home in Sharon, MA. It is known locally as the Steampunk house and is co-owned by Melanie and Bruce Rosenbaum. The couple also are the founders of ModVic which, with Continue reading
By MEGAN BUERGER Feb. 20, 2014 9:06 p.m. ET Bruce Rosenbaum likes to turn old objects into useful things. That is how he started steampunking before he knew what it was. The term “steampunk” tends to conjure up images of bookish adults in Victorian costumes, daydreaming about time travel and quoting Continue reading
Bruce Rosenbaum’s imagination is a fantastic hybrid of turn-of-the-century aesthetics, punk rebellion, and futuristic design. Rosenbaum M.B.A. ’88 is cofounder of ModVic, a company specializing in Steampunk design. ModVic draws on Steampunk’s mash-up of Victorian motifs, sci-fi flights-of-fancy, and modern technology to produce one-of-a-kind functional objects for clients ranging from homeowners and interior designers Continue reading
BY HUGH HART A steampunk design contest makes for fascinating chairs, and maybe a new conversation around their occupants. Wheelchairs usually demonstrate steely devotion to form-follows-function efficiency, but a recent contest invited designers to get fancy. On behalf of 14-year-old Massachusetts Steampunk fan Kyron Cheek, who has muscular dystrophy, entrants Continue reading
Sherwin-Williams® STIR® takes you inside the home and studio of steampunk designer and Modvic owner Bruce Rosenbaum. Learn how to steampunk.
By Taryn Plumb GLOBE CORRESPONDENT MAY 26, 2013 A pinball starts out at the top of a giant contraption, working along a copper track that curves and loops through a maze of five boxes. GLOBE PHOTO/MARK WILSON Andrek Godoy is proud of a section of a piece he worked on. The curious Continue reading
We talked to Steampunk (artist, guru and rabbi) Bruce Rosenbaum about where Steampunk comes from, it’s origin and how it’s currently making it’s way into pop culture. You can see Bruce’s work on our full show about Steampunk on our website as well as on our YouTube channel.