I love the scene in The Island of Doctor Moreau where Prendick gets a half-caf soy Macchiato and almost burns his fingers.
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maybe i’m not “with it” but wtf are digits? how is this going to protect them? does this protect your phone number??
Sorry the only safety gear allowed for steampunk are goggles, leather aprons, and really big gloves. This is more like steampuff.
At first I thought it was a corset and I thought: “Maybe a little Steampunk” but when I realized it was a corset for a cup of coffee, no.
‘Steampunk floral’ makes me think of Martha Stewart at Burning Man.
Just this morning, I said, “What would make my coffee even better? Why, some lingerie, of course.” Then the barista asked if I wanted whipped cream, and I was so embarrassed I had to leave.
Neither Steam nor Punk. Discuss.
“Washing instructions: Unlace and remove the ribbon/string/cording. Hand wash with cool water and mild soap. Lay flat to dry. Iron if necessary with medium heat.”
I’d rather break my caffeine addiction than do all that work.
I almost like it, but then I realized a giant ribbon would only make me even more clumsy with hot beverages.
On that note, I used to work at Starbucks. I’m all for reusable _____, but this shit it just annoying. If you want to be eco-friendly, bring your own mug our use one of the ceramic ones at the store (they exist). Mixing un/reusables just doesn’t make sense.
Well, they COULD take their beverage with steamed milk, I guess.
Oh and I left some off. They want even more from me. I may be coffee’s bitch, but fuck her stupid corset.
“Replace the lacing (just like lacing your shoes) and enjoy some more! (Note: The fabric in this corset is treated with Scotch Guard to prevent stains. If the corset is used and washed very frequently you can reapply Scotch Guard every 5-6 washings to renew the effectiveness of the product.)”
If I’m not gonna be lookin sexy in the mornings you better BELIEVE I want my coffee lookin its best.
Just what my cofee needs , a cinched waist , push up bra and a garter. Why not just put a vagoo on it? Oh wait, I better copyrite (sic) that idea ….
I dunno. This could be steampunk if you put it on a small mechanical hooker.
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My husband say “Atleast somethings wearin lingerie these days”!
My first thought was maybe if worn on the wrist or somewhere that, you know, makes sense, it could be *almost* grasping at steampunk-esque.
…If the color wasn’t quite so…easter-egg. And that bow didn’t offend my delicate Victorian sensibilities.
Well, maybe not even then.
The very thought of it as “bling” for someone’s paper McStarbucksorwhoever cup, however, boggles the mind and requires me to retire for a lie-down before a full-on swoon appears.
“Hand wash with cool water and mild soap. Lay flat to dry”
You’re kidding, right? That’s like making reservations to get a Latte at Peets.
No, it’s steam punk, as in, “HEY! I ordered a half-caf latte with extra foam. That’s EXTRA. FOAM. Now give it some steam, punk.”
#1 thecatsmeow : digits are fingers and toes, dear.
When will these be available at my local Starpunks?
@DizzyMissLizzy – Funny you should mention that, because I saw Martha at Burning Man back in ’06, but didn’t think anything of it at the time.
It’s not even a corset. It’s a piece of laced fabric. That is not enough to call something a corset.
And by the time I’m done with those cleaning instructions, my coffee with be cold anyway and I won’t have to worry about the well being of my digits.
I’d be afraid that my fingers would become ensnared in the lace and I’d spill hot coffee in my lap. “Steamed Junk” would be the result.
#20 Bill you are a down right hoot!
#5 genghiskaty: oh my god, apparently there’s a trend of lingerie-clad baristas in Seattle… who’ve also faced prostitution charges?!
Hooters and Starbucks on ‘if they mated’…
Would Grampa Munster be considered a Steampunk? I always saw steam comming out his ears…
I love my coffee to be little in the middle. That’s why I bought it it’s very own corset.
Two Steampunks one cup.
I love how sexy my coffee looks in a corset………..
“This particular cuff is executed in a 100% cotton fabric inside and out – a collection of black cog-like flowers on a dark turquoise background.”
Well, that clears up why it’s steampunk.
#25 DML, there’s a hot debate there about the bikinis, but that wasn’t the problem. Many seem to be missing this statement:
“Prosecutors alleged that the woman and another barista licked whipped cream off each other’s exposed genitals and breasts. Detectives took photographs of the incident.”
I got steampunked in my cog-like flower.
SCREW the Scotch Guarded coffee sleeve. I’ll just take my coffee with the scotch, thank you very much.
OMG, ya’ll – this is totally how the girls over at the tri-delt sorority house do steampunk! now, where can i embroider the 3 triangles???
Those tri-delts are haunting my imagination: “I didn’t mean to sideswipe that minivan full of toddlers, officer…it was supposed to protect my fingers from getting burnt, but my tri-delt ring got tangled in the ribbon when I was trying to get the cup back in the cup-holder so I could get off at the next exit and I spilled the whole grande skinny caramel pistachio almond roca latte in my crotch…but I’m like totally not drunk”
This makes me glad that I don’t drink coffee.
I thought the Victorians were all about the tea. I guess it’s time for me to cobble up some steampunk tea cozies, then. Anyone got an antique pocket watch I can smash up for some brass gears???
#23 BillsBayou: I don’t know you, but I am very certain that I like you.
Repeated (used multi-purpose!) from the person who made this point on the FB page… Just because it’s BROWN, does not make it STEAMPUNK.
Also; who’s Wheaties did *thecatsmeow* pee in to get 95 thumbsdown(s)? Is that a site record, do we think?
Dammit what the fuck is steam punk?
Is this thing for the yuppies who like to hang at the Renaissance Faire on the weekend?
This is why I waffle so much when I’m posting stuff about using the steampunk tag. I do not want to be that person who says “It has things that look like gears on it, it must be steampunk!” even though I’m sure some of my stuff qualifies. . .
#40 StinkBait : Steampunk is a style of science fiction (and now dress and decorating) in which people in a technologically advanced future embrace the style and social rules of Victorian England. They may have flying cars, but the bodies and interior are covered in hammered copper and fine wood. They may have computers, but they are made to look like beautiful pieces of furniture. Instead of throwing on a pair of jeans, the women wear victorian dresses with bustles and corsets…cont
There is also an alternate history genre of Steampunk where functional computers and other such technologies were invented in the Victorian era and are powered by steam, instead of electronics.
some Steampunk things for around the house: http://tinyurl.com/22uqg6
Some Steampunk novels: http://tinyurl.com/5hvf5h
What I am thinking…What would it matter if you’re using an “earth friendly” cover on a friggen PAPER CUP YOU ARE THROWING AWAY.
Jules Verne imagined just such fantasticle whimsey.
There aren’t enough watch parts hotglued to it to qualify for steampunk, even by Etsy’s usual standards
Ok I now know what steampunk is.
Now here’s my opinion…
Anyone who spends a lot of money making your computer look all woody and brassy is a complete fucktard.
All that time to put wood and brass on something that will be obsolete in a couple years.
Give your money to me instead and I will invest it, on me.
#48 StinkBait : Actually, the monitors, keyboards and mice (most common steampunked computer accessories) can be used through several generations of computers. As for those who craft lovely cases for their computers, you can switch out the guts when it’s time to upgrade. The sort of person to put this sort of thing together is the sort of person who can build their own computer anyway.
Oh and I happen to think that anyone who spends $20k on a wedding or $60k on a car is a complete fucktard.
Wowsers! Stinkbait’s disapproval of the whole steampunk computer accessory thing is NOT popular!
I think it’s cute. Not Steampunk, but cute. I’d probably use it at home for my large coffee mug/cup which no longer has a handle (but I like it so haven’t thrown it away).
WEll, oh my goodness, let’s see this doesn’t really suck enough to be here IMHO. I like it.
Ironically, I have several friends who consider themselves Steampunk that own, use, and love these coffee corsets. They are popular over here; I even have (and use) a couple.
The seller corrected herself, and I think it’s nice and sweet that she’s able to laugh at herself for it;
‘My (admittedly) loose interpretation of the term “steampunk” in this corset’s original name (“Steampunk Floral”) came to the attention of regretsy.com and has become part of their “Things That Are Not Steampunk” blog series. So, with a sheepish nod to the not-always-kind-but-always-entertaining followers of regretsy, I give you the newly renamed “Not Even Remotely Steampunk”.’
On the other hand, I think these are kind of cute, to be honest.
I think that it would make me feel pretty. Nothing like getting mildly high with the feel of lace against my skin. But is it machine washable?
But seriously. Cute. I hate those cardboard paper cup protectors.
I kinda want one.
*going to hide in a corner now*
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