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.
by CARLI VELOCCI Despite the common misconception, steampunk is not just about gears, monocles, and top hats. Although, I guess that could be considered a small part of it. A decent part of it, we’ll say. But, according to Bruce Rosenbaum, founder of ModVic, an interior decorating company with a steampunk twist, the aesthetic Continue reading
by BSA Staff / October 26, 2012 Name: Bruce Rosenbaum Job title and company: Founder, ModVic Degree(s): BBA and MBA Professional interests: Direct marketing, design and steampunk What are you working on now? Creating a Steampunk Art & Design Center right outside Boston How do you explain to your mom Continue reading
It’s a matter of Janusian thinking – the creative problem solving technique of combining and synthesizing opposites. Learn how Steampunk master, Bruce Rosenbaum of ModVic, turned his whole home into functional art with repurposed objects and found himself in the process. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Bruce Rosenbaum has quickly become an 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
Author: Jake Von Slatt If you dropped by my house you’d probably be disappointed. Because (with the exception of my office, which is more post-apocalytic than anything else) it’s simply not very steampunk. I do have plans, but none have come to fruition. However, a couple of weeks ago I was Continue reading