All those websites we use everyday are not always as nice to look at and to say the least, not so very easy to use. Although not as they could be. The idea of Website Skinners is to set up a website in which people can both add new web designs for common and less common used services. Ideally, websites with great webservices can and will be revamped when people think they’re better than the actual design.
Website skinners offers a website skin for commons websites and webservices such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. People can choose between different lay-outs, minimal, selected or maximum functionality. Website skinners helps to improve the user interface and user experience of existing services.
I saw an awesome mask. I always found them fascinating. Not because of the object itself but for the mystery that the person who is wearing it is surrounded with. I also saw a great art object remade in miniature scale by a 3D printer on QI once. Previously, I also had the idea to create a 3d printer for chocolate.
These three examples just give you a tip of what a 3D printer is capable of. What if someone would create a market place in which patterns can be downloaded and roll out a 3D printer directly. Every pattern could be under some kind of Creative Commons license.
The platform itself makes money by selling 3D printers, 3D printing raw materials and a commission on each downloaded pattern (cfr. online image and font libraries). The creator of a pattern gets paid per use.