Things move apace at the Emporium. We’ll have new products coming soon and today I photographed a dozen or so Beautiful Things for our Artifacts collection.
Things move apace at the Emporium. We’ll have new products coming soon and today I photographed a dozen or so Beautiful Things for our Artifacts collection. I have to confess that I find myself a bit at a loss as to what you all might like to buy in the way of home decor. Once we get them online, feedback would be greatly appreciated and suggestions, as well.
We did get some great news this week. Mr. Peter had told me awhile back that there are 20,000 Steampunks in the Atlanta area. That seems like a breathtaking number to me but Mr. Peter has his ways with these things. He practices the arcane arts of consumer marketing on an international corporate scale so I believe what his internet crystal ball tells him. We are the home of Dragon Con, after all. That international Si fi/Fantasy weekend draws more than 80,000 guests and a lot of them are Steampunks but they also come from around the world, not just here at home.
This week however Mr. Peter discovered the Motovoto Blog (“The lighter side of Real estate”) Big Deal Steampunk List which claims, through their own arcane statistics, that Atlanta is the Steampunk Capital of America, coming in at number one on their list of Steampunk cities. For those outside of our fair city, the other top five, in descending order, are Winston-Salem, NC, Orlando, FL, and Las Vegas, NV tied with San Francisco, CA.
I’m not familiar with Winston-Salem but the rest have a notable acquaintance with fantasy and whimsy far outside of their steampunk connection. I don’t really think of Atlanta as fantastical or whimsical but we do have Dragon Con and one of the larger Renaissance Festivals in the nation. Motovoto has also declared us the top Gamer City and the top city for Live Action Role Playing, which is a lot like Steampunk except they have different outfits, scripts, and monsters. I’m rather glad Steampunk doesn’t include any notable quantity of monsters because one must run from them. Your proprietor generally indulges in that sort of activity as rarely as possible. However, maybe we are a fantastical bunch after all. Whenever I hear “Winston-Salem” I just think of a small low-key city devoted to tobacco and technology but if it’s the second steamiest city in the U.S. perhaps it deserves a visit. One day. When I run out of new things to make for the Emporium.
Ever in your service,
Your Proprietor, Grandison Trowbridge
PS. It is late news but I didn’t hear about it until yesterday. Mr Peter and your Proprietor will be venturing out to The Heretic nightclub, here in town, for a Steampunk party on Friday night (1/19). We would love to make your acquaintance there!
The Trowbridge Emporium is the convergence of many of my life long passions. It is a showcase for my love of leather and skill as a leathercrafter, an opportunity to buy and sell the antiques and collectibles that I love, and a gallery in which to share things of beauty and quality with the world, presented with the style, elegance, and impeccable service of days gone by.”