If canned goods and homemade sweaters don’t seem to suit the bill for your relatives anymore, and you happen to be in the NYC area in the next few weeks, consider stopping by this mega-cluster of 3D printed goodness. Created by Openhouse and Launched in collaboration with Shapeways, UP!, and Ultimaker, the shop features many outlets for customers to design and print gifts directly on-site. From jewelry and toys to chairs and even sex toys, the world of custom gift-giving just got a whole lot more personal—and accessible.

A Merry 3D Printed Christmas

Just when you thought 3D printing couldn’t take over the mainstream anymore, NYC’s Fashion District now has a prime piece of real estate that features rows of 3D printers, a 3D photo booth, body scanning, Doodle 3D, a Christmas Tree Ornament competition, workshops, and more. Perhaps the most exciting part of the event are the workshops hosted by some of the most knowledgable folks in the 3D Print industry including Anthony Tammaro and Duann Scott. For some folks, Santa came early this year:

The 3DEA Pop Up Shop is located on the ground floor of the Eventi Hotel. Check it out!

(images via Inhabitat and 3DEA)


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.