When it comes to crafting your own holiday gifts, sure, it's the thought that counts. Still, some of these thoughts could use a little more brio, especially if you're the one gluing uncooked macaroni to a picture frame at the last minute.
Openhouse, an NYC-based company that specializes in creating pop up events, wants you to put down the noodles and glue gun and instead:
Doesn't sound too different than Santa's workshop, does it? In some ways it is, though Openhouse calls it 3DEA, a month-long holiday 3-D printing pop-up shop that they believe may be the precursor to a permanent store.
Openhouse partnered with Shapeways, Ultimaker and UP! to bring 3DEA to the Eventi Hotel. The pop-up event is free and open to the public through December 27. So if you're in a holiday gift-giving rut, I suggest popping in for these reasons:
To help spread a little more of that naughty holiday cheer, there's even an adult-themed section behind a curtain for those 18 and over.
Now, if you can get your mind out of the gutter, what gift would you print at 3DEA? Let us know in the comments below.