light fixture

This light fixture almost appears to be melting.

3-D printing is as affordable as it’s ever been. Professional designers, hobbyists and tinkerers are making all kinds of objects with 3D printers on their own that might otherwise have to be manufactured overseas and shipped to another destination. (Photos)



What happens when you let them run wild with ideas on how to decorate a house with 3-D printing technology? CGTrader rounded up a number of 3-D printed home accoutrements, and these pictures appear with its permission.

This elaborate sink fixture looks like it was carved out of rock.


Octopus stools and end tables!

end table

No animals were harmed in the making of this mounted deer head.


Steampunk clock exposes its mechanisms to tell the time.


Just some simple and elegant vases.


Here’s a more elaborate one based on an anatomical heart.

This artsy platter would make a nice centerpiece on a kitchen table.


Here’s a straightforward set of cups and bowls.

cups bowls

This is considered a drinking glass, but it could just as easily be an artsy decoration.


Yes, you can 3-D print in metal, and yes, you can make flatware.


Minimalist bookends keep your reading material on display with style.


I’d keep this right by my door and never lose my keys again.


We love this iPad stand.

ipad stand

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