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Rafael Fabre's Articles (9)

Huge German zeppelin memorabilia sale in the UK


Came across an interesting article in the Mail Online about a British pensioner who is placing over 600 items of zeppelin memorabilia for sale on the 25th of July, in East Sussex, UK.  Many are original pieces, including items form the Hindenburg, but the overarching theme revolves around German zeppelins.  However, some are pieces appear to be replicas, such…


Added by Rafael Fabre on July 4, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Living the Jazz/Dieselpunk life in New York...

Mr. Arenella visiting the De La Concha, a smoking lounge in Manhattan
(photo by Ms. Kristen Morgan,…

Added by Rafael Fabre on June 17, 2012 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

The Houndstooth Kid's blog on gentlemen's attire

I've been following a blog titled "The Houndstooth Kid," which follows the gentleman's efforts to develop a classic wardrobe from era attire he has acquired from different locales.

Aside from the unique details that men's clothes had at the time which he makes a point of showing (e.g. some pants of the time…


Added by Rafael Fabre on December 7, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Metropolis on TCM, Sunday

Just a quick note for those who may not have seen this gem yet, but Fritz Lang's Metropolis (the original 1927 version) will be playing on TCM on Sunday, November 7th. This version is the restored 149 minute version. It will be followed by an hour long documentary about Metropolis, titled Metropolis Restored, at 10pm. For more information, please visit,…


Added by Rafael Fabre on November 2, 2010 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

A (very brief) graphic primer between Art Deco and Streamline Moderne...

I'll have to hunt down the attribution for these images, but in a bit of a discussion between the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne, I located these images which speak the proverbial one thousand words. Above is the Art Deco architectural details, and below are the Streamline Moderne!…


Added by Rafael Fabre on October 26, 2010 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

An introduction to Seraph City, a Dieselpunk corner of Second Life...

The Empire Jazz Club, my main venue in Seraph City

For those who may not know of me, please do allow for a brief introduction. I'm Rafael Fabre, and I've been involved with the Second Life (SL) platform for a couple of years. My widest notoriety comes from the Steampunk blog I pen, the Steampunk…


Added by Rafael Fabre on October 24, 2010 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Carette's classic music feed....

I was working on a new blog/website (for local coffee shops) and during the fleshing out of the site, I stumbled upon a coffee shop in Paris that was first opened during the Dieselpunk era (1927), with an empahsis on Art Deco styling. That is of course interesting, but perhaps more impressive, is the outstanding musical selection (imo), appropriate to the era. The Carette's page…


Added by Rafael Fabre on October 17, 2010 at 12:17am — No Comments

The Hindenburg Ashtray, from the Antiques Roadshow archives

As I was packing to leave Baltimore yesterday, I turned on the television, and it landed on the Antiques Road Show. I was busy ignoring it, until I heard the mention of "Hindenburg", which quickly caught my attention. Seems that a lady had a family heirloom from her father regarding the Hindenburg.

It was an ashtray made of aluminium, with a glass…


Added by Rafael Fabre on October 9, 2010 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

Man in the High Castle, Phillip K. Dick's Classic Post-WW2 Alternate History novel to be made into a mini-series

Noted on IO9 yesterday, Phillip K. Dick (PKD), the author of some very impressive novels (which have been made into some terrible movies, such as A Scanner Darkly), will have his classic of post World War 2 alternate history, the Man in the High Castle, made into a mini-series. Before the groaning starts (which is quite understandable after "Paycheck"), it will be made by the BBC and directed by Ridley Scott (Aliens, the…


Added by Rafael Fabre on October 8, 2010 at 4:00am — 6 Comments

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