We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where we can interact with empty space, a world where we can 3D print our own shower curtain rings and bionic ears, a world where we’ll be sending people to space for vacation, how do we find the next ‘big thing’? Maker Galaxy is a show that explores the crossroads of Design, Technology, and the Future of Making.

This week our special guest definitely fits the mold of somebody who beats to her own drum: Alice Taylor of MakieLab. Alice left her career at the popular Channel 4 in the UK to launch her own 3D printed toy company Makies. With a background in gaming and all things hip, Alice has turned her popular Makies toys into a soon-to-be launched gaming experience that encourages users to create 3D printable objects within an iOS game. We’ll talk with Alice about how her idea came about, how she put her concept into action, some of the challenges of manufacturing-on-demand, and most importantly, her favorite brussels sprouts recipe.

We’ll be discussing:

  • What is your favorite Brussels Sprouts recipe?
  • Who is the ‘Real’ Alice and how did you get started with Makies?
  • Surviving as a ‘manufacture-on-demand’ company
  • The process of creating a 3D printed toy
  • What will we be 3D printing in ten years?
  • …and more!

Be sure to check out Makies over at Makie.Me !


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.