Hyphae is a collection of 3D printed artifacts constructed of rhizome-like networks. Inspired by the vein structures that carry fluids through organisms from the leaves of plants to our own circulatory systems, we created a simulation which uses physical growth principles to build sculptural, organic structures. Starting from an initial seed and a surface, we grow a hierarchical network where nodes constantly branch and merge. The densely interconnected structure is at once airy and strong.
An espresso cup specially designed with fins, to ensure the successful deployment of your rocket fuel. All systems are go! Paraboloid bowl holds approximately 1.5 fl oz. or 45 mL. (Note that I previously claimed the cup held 60 mL. While my 3D modelling software still reports that as the internal volume, some combination of the printing process and glazing is robbing me of internal volume. Contact me if you'd be interested in a larger, more expensive 60 mL cup.)
After receiving feedback from Shapeways, I've created a slightly revised model for the cup. I'm told that this model will be easier to print and glaze, leading to a more reliable product. The changes are minor -- it's a little wider, a little heavier, and has more rounding on edges that were previously sharp (a 3D rendering shows the differences above).
Update (April 13th, 2013): The cup has had a great run on Shapeways, and I deeply appreciate the attention and positive feedback it has received. The bad news is that I've got to stop offering it for sale here. The good news is that the cup is now available commercially! It's being manufactured by Fred and Friends, sold under the name "Blast Off! Espresso Cup Set". It's already available for purchase online (perpetualkid.com, thinkgeek.com), and I'm sure you'll be able to find it in your favourite housewares store soon.
Yes, it really works!
Klein not-a-bottle-opener is here.
Solo e Sola is an espresso cup that holds a single cigarette.
The Solo e Sola cup was inspired out of need, and could be used to build an entire business model... imagine a food truck offering single espresso shots with single cigarettes. Currently illegal, probably unhealthy, yet understandably desirable, Solo e Sola is a serving piece for a food truck, a cafe or a restaurant, or individuals.
A product of Tomorrow Lab’s CoBuilt process [ http://tomorrow-lab.com/cobuilt ], this cup was developed for a low cost using rapid fabrication processes including an inhouse MakerBot and Shapeways.com.
Enjoy your music louder with the Bugle
The Bugle is a natural acoustic amplifier for your iPhone that fits snuggly over the speaker, acts as a stand and makes your music sound better and louder. The Bugle is curved to provide a natural flex that assures a snug fit on your iPhone.
A great solution for bringing anywhere and requires no batteries. Just chuck it in your bag and use it for music at the park, for watching a film, or for sharing a youtube video
iPhone 5 version available here
Once a month we hold our live video chat with the Shapeways community.
That moment is happening now.
Join us at shapeways.com/community/live