Fine Fetish Jewellery out of chains and metal

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to announce Fine Fetish Jewellery now available from Ben Gould!

Waltham, MA artist Ben Gould is turning scrap metal into fine jewelry.

 His company, LifeCycle, launched Monday January 9th on Kickstarter.com, a creative project hosting website.  What would have ended up in a landfill is now adorning fashionitstas everywhere.

                Gould began collecting trash for his art projects while attending Brooklyn design school, Pratt Institute.  Rather than spend his money on expensive art materials he says “why waste money when Brooklyn has the best trash? We produce so much waste that could easily be given a second chance.”

                Over time, Gould realized that the real problem with using discarded odds and ends is the limit of his supply.  “If I only had one helical augur from a chocolate fountain, then I could only make one ray gun.”

It was at this point that he turned his attention to bike shops.  The interchangeable parts needed to maintain bicycles are frequently the same set of items, including inner tubes and bike chains.  With a constant supply Gould can reproduce his designs without the fear of running out.

With diligence, he discovered a method using biodegradable degreasers that made cleaning the chain possible and Earth-friendly.  After tinkering with the restored material, Gould developed an original bracelet design.  By cold-forging the material perpendicular to its normal direction of movement, he is able to create an accordian-like loop that can expand over a wearer’s hand. Once past the hand, it contracts back into an oval shape, and sits comfortably about the wrist.

Gould hopes to raise support for his project on Kickstarter.com.

Kickstarter.com, recently featured on NBC News and BBC Radio, is rapidly growing in popularity amongst creative minds and creative supporters worldwide.  The website offers innovators an opportunity to present their ideas in a public forum.  “Backers” interested in supporting these creative endeavors are given the chance to donate money.  In exchange for their up-front donations, the creators of each project offer various material incentives including pre-ordered products, photo documentation of their project, or even a personal introduction.

Gould has until February 18th to raise his goal of ten thousand dollars, or Kickstarter.com will cancel all donations, and no funds will be exchanged.  He is offering his bracelets in a range of finishes including an array of colors, stainless steel, and electroplated chrome, silver, and 10K gold.  If successful, Gould hopes that his bracelets will be the first of many products to be sold under the name LifeCycle.  You can visit his project at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bengould/lifecycle-bracelets.

Learn more at http://www.kickstarter.com/.

Playful adventure in Tampa soon

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to present the upcoming www.dommetrips.com event in Tampa, Florida next moth.

The kinky global holidays for everybody who likes to play and have a great time. Every night has a different theme and the details are right here:

http://dommetrips.com/tampa-oct-2011-events-themes/

It starts on Wednesay October 12 with a big Meet & Greet and Cocktails and WEAR THE HAT! In Tampa of course pool activities are fun the whole week and the resort Caliente is just the ideal venue for that.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the top nights with VG Latex Fashion Show, Performances and secretroom.net and subversion UK bringing great entertainment to you!

The Events features:

~ Exclusive events for our group
~ A full dungeon set up in a villa with furniture and there’s a hot tub at the dungeon.
~ poolside djs mashing up a mix of hip hop and sexy international house music for that south beach vibe
~ water and sand volleyball courts
~ outdoor BBQ grill · hamburgers · hotdogs etc
~ poolside drink service and servers
~ vip cabanas · daybeds · bottle service – For VIP Cabana or Bottle Service Reservations please call (813) 675-4465 after booking your trip
~ a massive 250,000 gallon pool and a relaxing waterfall with a 23,000 gallon pool and hot tub on the upper deck.
~ RAIN or SHINE – an indoor nightclub adjacent to the pool (if it starts to rain, we simply move the party inside)
~ Fitness Room including Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics Classes etc.
~ Spa Services
~ Pool tables
~ Disco
~ Tennis Courts
~ Piano Bar
~ Karaoke
~ Water Volleyball Courts
~ Sand Volleyball Courts,
~ Fully Stocked Liquor Bars with Happy Hours Specials
~ 2 Restaurants

To book call 00-1-980-613-2294

Feel free to leave voicemail there for a return call for booking info. We accept paypal, wire transfer, checks, and money orders.

The price includes your hotel room on the property, admission on the grounds with all of the pools, the disco, all the fetish parties, fashion shows, and access to ALL the dungeon parties. Airport transfers are $65.00 each way per couple (unfortunately its the same for a single) or $130 for the round trip and must be paid in advance (a cab will cost approx $90 each way) . We would advise that hiring a car would be more cost effective. Please be aware that this resort is NOT all inclusive. You can put money on a room debit card to carry around with you for food and alcohol purchases and the money is refundable if you don’t use it all. You MUST book via DommeTrips.com not the resort to gain entry to the parties and be part of the event.

www.dommetrips.com

Playful adventure in Tampa soon

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to present the upcoming www.dommetrips.com event in Tampa, Florida next moth.

The kinky global holidays for everybody who likes to play and have a great time. Every night has a different theme and the details are right here:

http://dommetrips.com/tampa-oct-2011-events-themes/

It starts on Wednesay October 12 with a big Meet & Greet and Cocktails and WEAR THE HAT! In Tampa of course pool activities are fun the whole week and the resort Caliente is just the ideal venue for that.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the top nights with VG Latex Fashion Show, Performances and secretroom.net and subversion UK bringing great entertainment to you!

The Events features:

~ Exclusive events for our group
~ A full dungeon set up in a villa with furniture and there’s a hot tub at the dungeon.
~ poolside djs mashing up a mix of hip hop and sexy international house music for that south beach vibe
~ water and sand volleyball courts
~ outdoor BBQ grill · hamburgers · hotdogs etc
~ poolside drink service and servers
~ vip cabanas · daybeds · bottle service – For VIP Cabana or Bottle Service Reservations please call (813) 675-4465 after booking your trip
~ a massive 250,000 gallon pool and a relaxing waterfall with a 23,000 gallon pool and hot tub on the upper deck.
~ RAIN or SHINE – an indoor nightclub adjacent to the pool (if it starts to rain, we simply move the party inside)
~ Fitness Room including Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics Classes etc.
~ Spa Services
~ Pool tables
~ Disco
~ Tennis Courts
~ Piano Bar
~ Karaoke
~ Water Volleyball Courts
~ Sand Volleyball Courts,
~ Fully Stocked Liquor Bars with Happy Hours Specials
~ 2 Restaurants

To book call 00-1-980-613-2294

Feel free to leave voicemail there for a return call for booking info. We accept paypal, wire transfer, checks, and money orders.

The price includes your hotel room on the property, admission on the grounds with all of the pools, the disco, all the fetish parties, fashion shows, and access to ALL the dungeon parties. Airport transfers are $65.00 each way per couple (unfortunately its the same for a single) or $130 for the round trip and must be paid in advance (a cab will cost approx $90 each way) . We would advise that hiring a car would be more cost effective. Please be aware that this resort is NOT all inclusive. You can put money on a room debit card to carry around with you for food and alcohol purchases and the money is refundable if you don’t use it all. You MUST book via DommeTrips.com not the resort to gain entry to the parties and be part of the event.

www.dommetrips.com

Subversion Dappers and Dandies June 4

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to announce Subversion again June 4, 2011.

Subversion presents ‘Dappers & Dandies for their June event ,and is in honour of Sebastian Horsley (8 August 1962 – 17 June 2010), a great friend of theirs who was a self styled dandy, frequently seen around Soho in beautifully tailored velvet and his trademark top hat; he danced a hedonistic life which sadly came to an end in June last year.
 
Theme: Think Moulin Rouge, top hats, tails, corsets, velvet, feathers, 1930s and 40s glamour…. of course if you don’t fancy going in theme, then regular fetish wear is acceptable. However, imagination is encouraged and like most fetish clubs they do have a strict fetish dress code and do ask you to make an effort so click here to read the full dress code policy on the website. 
 
Play and dance
For those of you who love to play there is a fully equipped dungeon area with loads of fantastic equipment by Playpenz, a small medical area, a chill out area AND a separate couples room. The venue also benefits from two floors with a bar on each one, areas to change in and don’t forget the ever popular dressing gowns they give out to those visiting the smoking area – everybody loves them.
 
For those of you who love to dance Subversion’s resident and guest DJs are renowned for tearing up the dance floor with some of the hardest, dirtiest breaks and beats around. For the June event they’ve got Miss T, Marky Moo and Si Iridium.
 
Advance Tickets
Members: £15 in advance ONLY
Non Members: £18 (+ £1.50 booking fee)
Tickets available on www.clubsubversion.com or by calling the ticket booking hotline on 020 7582 4545
 
Door Tickets: £20 (price includes free entry to non fetish dress code dance after party in the venue – open until 10am)
Address: Union, 66 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
 
Date and time of event:
10 pm – 5am, Saturday, 4th June
 
Shop outlets:
 
Playful Promises – 136 Bethnal Green Road.E2 6DG 020 3222 0615
Breathless, 131 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9BJ Tel: 0207 278 1666
Expectations, 75 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3RY Tel: 0207 739 0292
Fairy Gothmother, 15 Lamb Street, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EA Tel: 0207 377 0370
Fettered Pleasures, 90 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JG Tel: 0207 619 9333
Honour, Waterloo Shop, 86 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AB Tel: 0207 401 8219
Liberation, 49 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HE Tel 020 7916 3346
Master U, 330 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5HY Tel 020 7582 9406
Media Partner Von Gutenberg www.vongutenberg.com

Subversion Dappers and Dandies June 4

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to announce Subversion again June 4, 2011.

Subversion presents ‘Dappers & Dandies for their June event ,and is in honour of Sebastian Horsley (8 August 1962 – 17 June 2010), a great friend of theirs who was a self styled dandy, frequently seen around Soho in beautifully tailored velvet and his trademark top hat; he danced a hedonistic life which sadly came to an end in June last year.
 
Theme: Think Moulin Rouge, top hats, tails, corsets, velvet, feathers, 1930s and 40s glamour…. of course if you don’t fancy going in theme, then regular fetish wear is acceptable. However, imagination is encouraged and like most fetish clubs they do have a strict fetish dress code and do ask you to make an effort so click here to read the full dress code policy on the website. 
 
Play and dance
For those of you who love to play there is a fully equipped dungeon area with loads of fantastic equipment by Playpenz, a small medical area, a chill out area AND a separate couples room. The venue also benefits from two floors with a bar on each one, areas to change in and don’t forget the ever popular dressing gowns they give out to those visiting the smoking area – everybody loves them.
 
For those of you who love to dance Subversion’s resident and guest DJs are renowned for tearing up the dance floor with some of the hardest, dirtiest breaks and beats around. For the June event they’ve got Miss T, Marky Moo and Si Iridium.
 
Advance Tickets
Members: £15 in advance ONLY
Non Members: £18 (+ £1.50 booking fee)
Tickets available on www.clubsubversion.com or by calling the ticket booking hotline on 020 7582 4545
 
Door Tickets: £20 (price includes free entry to non fetish dress code dance after party in the venue – open until 10am)
Address: Union, 66 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
 
Date and time of event:
10 pm – 5am, Saturday, 4th June
 
Shop outlets:
 
Playful Promises – 136 Bethnal Green Road.E2 6DG 020 3222 0615
Breathless, 131 Kings Cross Road, London WC1X 9BJ Tel: 0207 278 1666
Expectations, 75 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3RY Tel: 0207 739 0292
Fairy Gothmother, 15 Lamb Street, Old Spitalfields Market, E1 6EA Tel: 0207 377 0370
Fettered Pleasures, 90 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JG Tel: 0207 619 9333
Honour, Waterloo Shop, 86 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7AB Tel: 0207 401 8219
Liberation, 49 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HE Tel 020 7916 3346
Master U, 330 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5HY Tel 020 7582 9406
Media Partner Von Gutenberg www.vongutenberg.com

INDULGE YOUR FETISH TO OVERDRESS!

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to announce the next Fetish Royal Amusement Dinner with the Baroness in New York!

Sunday, June 5th, New York City: The Baroness’ Royal Amusements XI is an intimate, decadent, haute-couture event for those who  believe that “Any Occasion to Dress is an Occasion to Overdress!”

The evening begins with a private, intimate, fetish dinner (seating is limited to 30) with a strictly-enforced dress code of latex, leather, fetish, formal, fantastic, steampunk, Victorian, burlesque, wearable art, or wherever your fantasy takes you (as long as it includes dressing up). Held at Affaire (formerly China 1), 50 Avenue B at 4th street. Followed by a fetish parade to the season finale Fetish Retinue play party!

Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with an hour for cocktails. Mingle and meet fellow revelers over appetizers and unlimited champagne, then sit down for dinner,  with choices of entrées (including short rib a la bourguignon, grilled salmon in sherry reduction, and a vegetarian entree of steamed vegetables with pasta),  followed by desert and coffee.  

Included with their ticket, guests receive complimentary admission to The Baroness’ special Season Finale Fetish Retinue party (immediately following dinner,) a fetish goodie bag with special treats, a raffle ticket, and the chance to win awards for best outfits! Plus a 10% discount on The Baroness’ Elegant, Provocative, Latex fashions to help them with that goal!

After dinner is the Fetish Parade spectacle as the Royal Revelers strut a few short blocks (turning heads along the way) to The Baroness’s season finale  Fetish Retinue party, (at White Noise, 225 Avenue B, between 13th & 14th streets)  where there will be special entertainment along with the usual play and madness!

Royal Amusements tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online at http://www.baroness.com/Tickets/RA2011.html, by phone after 2pm: 212 529 5964, or at The Baroness boutique: 530 B East 13th Street, (between Avenues A & B) New York City, Monday-Saturday 2-7 Thursday 2-9. For those coming as a group or wanting a private table, arrangements can be made. 

Torture Garden Weekend May 6 London

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to present the Torture Garden Weekend in London May 6!

Torture Garden 20th Birthday Weekend Presents:
TG Fetish Ball – Launch Party
10pm – 5am
@ Mass (2 Room Layout)
St Mathews Church, Brixton Hill London SW2 1JF

Club Room

Performances by:
Suka Off (Poland)
Roxy Velvet
Fancy Chance

DJs: Allen TG, Jimmy Mofo, Scottee
Electro House, Dirty Electro, Ghetto House, Booty Breakz, Drum n Bass

Dungeon Arena

Music: Atmospheric, Ritual, Erotica, Film Soundscapes
SM & Medical Play Equipment

Multi-screen Body Mutation Visuals

Enforced Fantasy Dress Code – Explore Your Imagination!
Fantasy * Fetish * Latex * Body Art * Drag * Burlesque * Uniform * Medical * Militaria * Berlin Kabaret * Boudoir * Moulin Rouge * Venice Carnival * Circus Side Show * Top Hat & Tails * Surrealism * Electro Fashion Freak * Steam Punk etc
Full Costumes Only / No Cheesy & Cheap Fancy Dress Copies / No Casual Street Wear / No Street Camouflage / No Jeans / No Cotton T -Shirts!
No Cameras / No Refund If Not In Dress Code!

Advance Tickets: £15 TG Members / £20 Non Mem
Online www.torturegarden.com (+ booking fee)
Shop Outlets:
Torture Garden Clothing @ House of Harlot – 90 Holloway Rd, London N7
Cyberdog – Unit 14, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH
Liberation – 49 Shelton St, Covent Garden WC2
Regulation – 17a St Albans Place, Angel N1
Tickets On Door: £18 TG Memb / £23 Non Mem

www.torturegarden.com / TG Office Info Tel: + 44 (0)20 7613 4733

Von Gutenberg Media with Fetish Blog, Couture and Magazine: www.vongutenberg.com

Torture Garden Weekend May 6 London

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to present the Torture Garden Weekend in London May 6!

Torture Garden 20th Birthday Weekend Presents:
TG Fetish Ball – Launch Party
10pm – 5am
@ Mass (2 Room Layout)
St Mathews Church, Brixton Hill London SW2 1JF

Club Room

Performances by:
Suka Off (Poland)
Roxy Velvet
Fancy Chance

DJs: Allen TG, Jimmy Mofo, Scottee
Electro House, Dirty Electro, Ghetto House, Booty Breakz, Drum n Bass

Dungeon Arena

Music: Atmospheric, Ritual, Erotica, Film Soundscapes
SM & Medical Play Equipment

Multi-screen Body Mutation Visuals

Enforced Fantasy Dress Code – Explore Your Imagination!
Fantasy * Fetish * Latex * Body Art * Drag * Burlesque * Uniform * Medical * Militaria * Berlin Kabaret * Boudoir * Moulin Rouge * Venice Carnival * Circus Side Show * Top Hat & Tails * Surrealism * Electro Fashion Freak * Steam Punk etc
Full Costumes Only / No Cheesy & Cheap Fancy Dress Copies / No Casual Street Wear / No Street Camouflage / No Jeans / No Cotton T -Shirts!
No Cameras / No Refund If Not In Dress Code!

Advance Tickets: £15 TG Members / £20 Non Mem
Online www.torturegarden.com (+ booking fee)
Shop Outlets:
Torture Garden Clothing @ House of Harlot – 90 Holloway Rd, London N7
Cyberdog – Unit 14, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH
Liberation – 49 Shelton St, Covent Garden WC2
Regulation – 17a St Albans Place, Angel N1
Tickets On Door: £18 TG Memb / £23 Non Mem

www.torturegarden.com / TG Office Info Tel: + 44 (0)20 7613 4733

Von Gutenberg Media with Fetish Blog, Couture and Magazine: www.vongutenberg.com

Burlesque Map London 2011

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to present the second Burlesque map of London in the UK!

Your Route to Glamour – An exclusive lifestyle guide

Burlesque Map London 2011, created by PictureRama Publishing, has launched the second edition of the London unique street map, Route to Glamour. The pocket size, easy to use guide to all things Burlesque and Retro, is your ultimate accessory for an all encompassing burlesque lifestyle.

Don’t encumber yourself with pages and pages of information, or days of internet research to find your burlesque necessities. This one of a kind publication features a map of London and over 200 listings of the most relevant and valuable places, all checked for you, comprising shops, hotels, vintage and burlesque, hair and beauty, accessories and associations, together with cabarets and shows, cafés and bars, venues and monthly, annual events.

Burlesque Map London is a valued source of essential information forproducers, performers, promoters, publishers and others, searching foreach other, thus creating a most comprehensive guide for key people, and key groups within the burlesque milieu.

All you need in one Map, to find the path to all your shopping needs anddesires, to a personal and special learning opportunity with the bestteachers and performers of burlesque, and to find the best venues and events in London.

No more excuses for not being part of this sensual, exciting and exotic movement. All you need in one easy to carry Map with abundant information.

Copies of Burlesque Map London can be purchased for just £3 (plus p&p)in our on-line shop at: http://www.burlesquemao.co.uk.

This unique publication is also available across 100s of tightly controlled distribution points including carefully selected shops, cabarets, bars, clubs and hotels across London and other national and worldwide outlets.

Also: www.vongutenberg.com/shop

Burlesque Map London 2011

Erik von Gutenberg is proud to present the second Burlesque map of London in the UK!

Your Route to Glamour – An exclusive lifestyle guide

Burlesque Map London 2011, created by PictureRama Publishing, has launched the second edition of the London unique street map, Route to Glamour. The pocket size, easy to use guide to all things Burlesque and Retro, is your ultimate accessory for an all encompassing burlesque lifestyle.

Don’t encumber yourself with pages and pages of information, or days of internet research to find your burlesque necessities. This one of a kind publication features a map of London and over 200 listings of the most relevant and valuable places, all checked for you, comprising shops, hotels, vintage and burlesque, hair and beauty, accessories and associations, together with cabarets and shows, cafés and bars, venues and monthly, annual events.

Burlesque Map London is a valued source of essential information forproducers, performers, promoters, publishers and others, searching foreach other, thus creating a most comprehensive guide for key people, and key groups within the burlesque milieu.

All you need in one Map, to find the path to all your shopping needs anddesires, to a personal and special learning opportunity with the bestteachers and performers of burlesque, and to find the best venues and events in London.

No more excuses for not being part of this sensual, exciting and exotic movement. All you need in one easy to carry Map with abundant information.

Copies of Burlesque Map London can be purchased for just £3 (plus p&p)in our on-line shop at: http://www.burlesquemao.co.uk.

This unique publication is also available across 100s of tightly controlled distribution points including carefully selected shops, cabarets, bars, clubs and hotels across London and other national and worldwide outlets.

Also: www.vongutenberg.com/shop