Idea + Fashion + Technology = An Innovative 3Dwalla Project

What do you think of when I say the word 3D?
Your favourite Hollywood franchise film?
3D glasses?
An illusion created by some technology that is 3 dimensional?

What do you think of when you read 3D print?
A holograph?
A 2 dimensional image that looks different from a different viewing angle?

What comes to your mind when I say fashion?
You think of clothes?
An attitude?
Your favourite high street brand?

Okay, okay, I know I’m asking too many questions and not giving you answers.

I’ve recently been acquainted with 3D printing. Now, I’ve known about this technology for some time because I’m a fashionable tech geek. But I’ve only been able to see it, experience it and feel it about 2 months ago. And I’m amazed every single time, including now.

Thanks to my long-standing love affair with fashion (watching old seasons of Project Runway included), my inherent interest in technology (I have my dad to thank) and this blog, I was invited to 3Dwalla‘s workshop in Lower Parel, Mumbai.

3Dwalla is a relatively young company that provides its customers with prints beyond paper. They can take your idea from imagination to reality or give 3D life to a design you have. So, when fashion design student Devanshi Shah approached Monik Shah of 3Dwalla with an idea for an innovative final year project, they collaborated to produce something special.

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Alice lusts funky flash drives

The other day, my friend Coop posted this link on my facebook timeline. No prizes for guessing why. Of course the world’s most expensive flash drive had to be a magic mushroom inspired from Alice In Wonderland. After a serious consideration and good laugh, I started looking for funky flash drives in my budget. Not that I need to add to a collection that includes a pink flash drive, an engraved silver one, one that looks like a camera and some regular ones but I looked anyway.

Alice in Wonderland inspired USB drives | via etsy.com/shop/AlicesCuriousities
Alice in Wonderland inspired USB drives | via etsy.com/shop/AlicesCuriousities

How cute are these Alice In Wonderland USB drives I came across on Etsy? Added to my lust list.

Flash drives Its Our Studio offers
Flash drives Its Our Studio offers

So I spoke to my friends over at Its Our Studio for a fix of funky pen drives. I was really pleased with what they had to offer. The tea-pot pen drive, the mix tape USB drive and the beer bottle pen drive were my favourites.

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