Marcel Wanders Designs The Whisperviolin

Marcel Wanders designs the whisperviolin

After years of performing at the highest level, virtuoso violinist Monica Germino was diagnosed with hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to sound) and had to abandon her usual performances. As a result, special compositions have been written for the musician, most notably MUTED by composer Louis Andriessen, and custom violins have been designed for her to perform. One of those is a collaboration between Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and built by master Bas Maas of the Netherlands. Read more

3D Printable Face Mask Designed To #StopTheSpread: A Mask For All

3D Printed mask for all

A Mask For All is a collaborative effort between US, Argentine and European citizens to provide the open source files needed to print a 3D face mask that may help prevent you from spreading the Covid-19 virus. Read more

Michael Eden’s 3D Printed Urns and Vases Inspired by European Antiques

Michael Eden 3d printed urns and vases

The first question out of most people’s slack-jawed mouths upon seeing these for the first time is “what are they made of?” When told they’re made of sintered nylon using various 3D software programs and the latest 3D printing technology, they are blown away. So were we. Maker Michael Eden’s contemporary versions of classic porcelain and ceramic European antiques are as innovative as they are attractive. Read more

3D Printed Textscapes by Artist Hongtao Zhou

Textscapes by Hongtao Zhou

It was the Chinese who first invented the reproduction of text using woodblocks during the Tang Dynasty. Today Chinese Artist Hongtao Zhou brings the concept of printing text into the present by using 3D printing to generate letter-sized artworks that visually represent the subject matter of the text itself in his Textscapes. Read more

TERA : 3D Printed Sustainable Pods To Call Home Here on Earth

TERA 3D Printed Sustainable Pods

You might have read about New York City-based architecture firm Al SpaceFactory and their MARSHA, a 3D-printed habitat designed for life on Mars and winner of the $2.25 million prize purse from NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge back in 2015. Now, they’ve designed the TERA, a sustainable 3D-printed pod in which you can live in here on Earth. Read more

Luxuria Pills by Catharina van de Ven

Catharina F.M. van de Ven aka Catharina van de Ven is a Dutch sculptor whose ongoing series, Luxuria, is a collection of projects that reflect human desires. A recent addition to her Project Luxuria are a series of automotive colored 3D pills that represent the human predilection for lust. Read more

Pam Is The First Attractive 3D Printer To Hit The Market

3D printing is growing by leaps and bounds but until I saw Pam, a new advanced 3D printer from Paris-based Pollen AM, I thought they were all so ugly. Pam, crafted of wood, is the first attractive 3D printer. One I’d be proud to leave out. Read more

3,2,1,….. Blast Off! The Rocket Coffee Table

Rocket Coffee Table

Let the countdown begin. This fun coffee table has retro stylized rockets taking off as the base. Utilizing multiple forms of production, it combines lathe, 3d printing, resin casting and traditional hand curved pieces. Read more