Charles River Museum welcomes Vortic Watch Company By Nancy Shohet West GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JULY 15, 2016 STILL TICKING Waltham’s nickname, Watch City, refers to its history as one of the world’s leading watch producers and home to the Waltham Watch Company, which opened in 1854 as the first company to make the timepieces Continue reading
Built in 1901, this Massachusetts home has an office inspired by “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” a built-in rotary phone and kitchen fittings that date to a different era.—Sarah Tilton HOUSE OF THE DAY
This talk was recorded on June 18, 2015 in Stow, MA. Bruce Rosenbaum discusses some of his early Steampunk influences. He also shares his passion for an art genre that infuses technology into antiques and other historic artifacts – A passion that has transformed his life.
By Andy Smith Posted Oct. 11, 2014 @ 12:01 am Imagine technological design inspired not by the sleek, minimalist aesthetic of, say, Apple, but by the Victorian age of industry and invention. Picture lots of brass, copper and iron, gears, valves, tubes, gauges and pipes, with everything powered by steam. That’s 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
“Steampunkinetics” brings the spirit of the sub-culture to an art gallery after over 30 years of influencing pop culture, aesthetics and our lifestyle. Machines make up the bulk of the group exhibition, although these objects privilege fantasy over futility. Tick-tocking, whirring and even time-travelling, the collection looks as if it Continue reading
By Taryn Plumb GLOBE CORRESPONDENT – APRIL 18, 2012 SHARON – He waits for you on the front steps, glancing at a stopwatch on a chain, one hand tucked into the front pocket of his Victorian-style vest.Then a nod, a handshake, and you’re inside the three-story, gabled turquoise house just a Continue reading