Sunday, December 26, 2010

January Preview, Housekeeping, and a Special Announcement!

Watercolor of an Algerian bride
The holidays are over, but there is still some special content coming up on the Steamer's Trunk! So as we say hello to 2011, here's what you can look forward to:

Kagashi's Kitchen:
-Sugared Walnuts (A Chinese New Year Staple, which will be on February 3rd this year)

Tutorial Time!:
-Turkish Trousers (Sorry everyone, money's been tight so I've been unable to budget for supplies)

Clothing You'll Love:
-North Africa

Focus on Folkways:
-Sensational Silk
-Baby It's Cold Outside: Outerwear From Around the World

Babbling Books:
-Mayan Cuisine by Daniel Hoyer

Featured Travelers:

-A surprise New Years Day post (Hint: it will make you go "awwwww").
-An interview with the amazing UK steampunk band, Sunday Driver, who mix Asian and Western influences to create a unique sound that... well, why don't I let them speak for themselves:

My monthly feedback question for you good people is: Would you be interested in seeing posts with photos/progress of multicultural steampunk projects that I (Miss Kagashi) am working on?

And remember that there's still time to take part in the Steamer's Trunk 1st Annual Charity Drive! We've already raised a lot of money (enough to buy a heifer or two water buffalo!) but we still have five days left, so chip in what you can or pass the link around!

Thanks for everything, world travelers!


  1. Really excited for the Turkish trousers tutorial, and a BIG YES to seeing what you're working on!

  2. I'm excited for the Turkish trousers tutorial as well, and can't wait to see the North African post. And of course we want to see photos of what you're working on!

  3. what she said!
    i would love to see some of your ongoing projects.

  4. Just started reading your blog -- GD Falksen has been posting some links to you, and I decided to Follow you today (1/7/2011). Thanks for having this blog -- I've been poking around for things on Chinese in the U.S., when I have a little time, but I love looking at all the different cultures :)

    Heather G