November 24th, 2014
Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Juste Semetaite
Although the first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, the last Thursday in November was officially declared a day of thanksgiving by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, hoping the new national holiday would help unite the nation during the hard times of the Civil War. Today's Thanksgiving celebration is synonymous with feasting, football and family and continues to be a day for Americans to come together around a table. Hence, freshening up the tradition and setting a modern holiday table can help make for a memorable meal and family time. What better way to jazz up your Thanksgiving table if not by adding a contemporary twist to the beautiful traditional table setting using unique 3D printed tableware items?
November 6th, 2014
Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Juste Semetaite
Spending the weekend in bed is for lazy schmucks, so don't even think about burying your long-cherished plans to be productive and actually do something fun this time. Although there are hundreds of wonderful ideas how to rock your mini two-day holidays, all people really want to do in chilly weather is not to leave the house. At any cost. Unless it's a dead serious reason, like hosting the last picnic of the season or running a pre-winter marathon. Having anticipated this major excuse, we've come up with 4 home-related projects that will keep you warm, entertained and give you some actual, tangible results. Regardless of your hobbies (or gender), you'll find how to make yourself busy this weekend.
September 23rd, 2014
Many of us were taken by surprise when it emerged that 75% of IKEA's catalog is computer generated imagery. All those times you were wondering how a kitchen can be so pristine or a bedroom so stylishly and compactly arranged...there is your answer right here - they are not real! The truth is, it's not only IKEA that turned to digital furniture in a hope to save money. Computer-generated images are changing the look of advertising, fashion and design. They're everywhere, but they're so good we don't see the difference. We don't notice.
Can you beat this mind trickery? This time we are challenging you to look very close and tell us which of these images of sheek, modern interiors are real photographs and which - computer-generated.
July 28th, 2014
So it feels like we’ve just moved in – there are piles and piles of things to be unpacked and returned to their rightful place. Mugs, vases, flower pots, stools and a million other things. You did get a good inspirational kick and we thank you for being so persistent at creating and inventing these beautiful models – undoubtedly, the Home 3D printing challenge is a sparkling success.
June 17th, 2014
You may try to deny it, but deep down you know how much you love the how-to guides. This time we’re bringing a real bomb! In case you haven’t heard, 3D printing is rapidly expanding into all spheres of life and design is one of the key target areas. Sifting through hundreds of 3D homeware models, I can tell you right now that 3D printing is going to completely revolutionize product design and the way we see our ideas come to life. If you’re looking to create something stylish and handy for your home, but are stuck for ideas, relax – here comes our guide how to turn your house into a real urban crib.
Do you know how to create 3D printing models? Enter the Home 3D printing challenge for a chance to win a 3D printer and many other prizes!
Start from the top
Sometimes it’s enough to change the lamp shades and a room looks different – especially when we’re talking about custom-made, super slick, 3D-printed lamp shades that can be easily matched to your furniture, color palette and even the shape of the room.
Organic inspired lamps from Nervous System
Dentelle lamp shades by Samuel Bernier
Lamp shade by Studioluminaire
Little things matter
You know how fashionistas always have their pockets and bags full of cool little things – a notebook, an umbrella, a quirky watch?.. You can now use 3D printing to create absolutely unique homeware products that would surprise and impress any visitor, because it’s the little things that matter! Something along the lines of these beauties…
iPad stand by Finnish designer Saad Alayyoubi, AKA SaGaDesign
There is a new way of hanging paintings and it’s called Handvas. Handvas are 3D printed hands that attach to the wall to hold up your prints and posters in a more creative way!
3D-printed hangers by Alan Nguyen
Lightweight cable wraps designed by Eddie Licitra
3D-printed door stop by Lovenordic
3D-printed key rack by Arthur Ditlef
Bookends by Arthur Ditlef
Lunch like a prince
Pretty things go in and out of fashion, but one thing we’ll never grow tired of is food! Eating out in posh restaurants can be an expensive but totally thrilling experience, given the whole atmosphere, style and amazing meals… But why waste money on extravagant dinners in the city only to feel like a king, if you can make your kitchen look royal using 3D printing technology (and saving a pile of cash)?
3D-printed Cutlery Set by Eragatory, aka Isaïe Bloch, a designer from Ghent, Belgium
3D-printed glass by unknown artist
Dinner set by the Antwerp-based design studio Unfold
Bottle opener by AndyZoer
Square platter by madebydan
Another level of home décor
You must know that heart-wrenching feeling when you find a perfect piece to complete the interior design of your living room, but it costs more than your car? Or, even worse, you can’t find anything that matches your expectations? It doesn’t have to be or feel that way anymore. Keep calm and 3D print a gorgeous vase. Or sculpture. Or clock. Or anything else you like.
Flower pump by Veneridesign
Facet Vase by XYZ Workshop
Clock by Syvlwch
Intricate deer wall decoration by Linlin and Jacques
Deer head hooks by unknown artist
Steampunk World by MacBurro
3D-printed furniture is real
Oh, let me print you a rocking chair so we can relax on the porch... Yeap, it is possible and people are printing some absolutely state-of-art furniture pieces for everyday use all around the world. Custom-made armchairs and stool tables, stylish kitchen chairs and coffee tables that serve the purpose and greatly add to the overall style of any home. Go on and experiment, you will love it.
Wardrobe by unknown artist
Unique set of tables by unknown artist
Armchair by Joris Laarman Lab
Bathroom sink by unknown artist
Stool set by unknown artist