Steampunk inspiration and resources

About the Author

Profile pics 029Gears, goggles and glamour; Corsets, crafts and creativity; Sci-fi, silliness and steampunk; Dirigibles, dancing and DIY; Physics, phonics and phoenixes; Bustles, balloons and beads; Lace, leather and life; Fantasy, feathers and flaws; Paper, piercings and pirates!

I got interested in Steampunk starting in 2009 but I haven’t had a chance to be as active in the scene as I’d like to be. I thought having a blog where I could store all of the resources I find and share it with the growing community of steampunk enthusiasts would be a great way to start. It’s clear that this is a genre and aesthetic that is exploding and I want to be a part of it.

My background is in Anthropology, Art History and Museum Studies, so I see this site as a sort of living digital museum that I get to curate. I am always looking for suggestions about books, artists, designers and more, so please contact me via email (ForWhomTheGearTurns <at> or leave a comment below if you’d like to suggest content! I am more than happy to exchange books for honest reviews. 

For the past 3+ years, my husband, tiny dog and I have been living the lives of vagabonds and bouncing between places as far off as Bulgaria and as familiar as MN where I grew up. We’re in Michigan for the moment, but only Fate knows how long that will last…


9 responses

  1. Let’s keep in touch. I share your interests, and love what you’ve collected here.


    November 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

  2. PS My “Decay is Beautiful” page will have some artwork that might resonate with your sensibilities. I appreciate your writing and the images/data you share. You’ve prompted me to understand what it is about steampunk that I like. Random words and phrases come to mind: dark, moody, corsets, goggles, Terry Gilliam, steam, distopia without the blood and mayhem…a civilized darkness.


    November 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    • Thanks! I will definitely check out your site. I love the phrase “civilized darkness,” I might need to steal it :).


      November 20, 2013 at 6:09 pm

  3. Hi! I’m nominating you for the Sunshine Award – you can read more about it here:
    Thanks for a really great blog, many blessings, Bia 🙂 🙂


    December 17, 2013 at 7:26 am

    • Wow! Thanks so much. I’m really enjoying writing my blog so I am glad you are also enjoying reading it 🙂


      December 17, 2013 at 11:00 am

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  6. Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog today. I am a fairly new convert to Steampunk so this is great timing and I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.


    September 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm

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