3D printing: We love printing your hikes!

Are you an avid mountain hiker or a more casual one? Either way, you cross on foot or bike the most beautiful reliefs and you want to keep an original souvenir of your prowess?

Turning your best hikes into a 3D map is what the Spanish startup Nice Trails offers you. And we share the discovery with you this week!

This startup offers a revolutionnary solution to print a 3D model of a moutain excursion that you have done. All accompanied with nice reliefs that show you the altitude you have climbed as well as the achievements you have accomplished!

The idea came from the founder who thought that the path shown on a paper map does not convey well the remarkable character of physical prowess and exertion.

Book Hiking 3D Relief

This is much better than a Michelin map!

How does it work?

You send the GPS coordinates of your hike to the web platform, preview the 3D object representing your path – drawned in a bright red line along the relief you walked. Then you confirm your order to send it to a 3D printer. 

The object arrives at home only a few days later. It’s now up to you to use it as a paperweight, to frame it and hang it on a wall, or leave it on the living room coffee table like a trophy!

Nice Trails features 3 diferent print sizes and price ranges from 99 to 249€ (around $111,48 to $280,40). A good way to immortalize the hikes of your life, just like BlookUp allows you to re-materialize your digital content in a real paper book. It’s so amazing to see how the concrete objects that you can hold in your hands still have a bright future ahead of them!

Mother Book : a book that grows with the belly of the future mom !

We’ve just found the perfect gift for your pregnant best friend : a book that lasts 9 months, and evolves at the same time than the future mom’s body. Let us introduce : the Mother Book :


This great idea was imagined and created by the Kishokai obstetric department in Japan, and the advertising agency Dentsu. The main idea is pretty simple : the pregnancy and expectation of a child are very important moments in one’s life, especially for mothers. Why not offer them an object that would evolve with their bodies, giving advices about the child and where they could write all their thoughts ?

Each page represents a week of pregnancy : Mother Book contains 40 beautifully designed pages, with a woman’s chest in 3D that grows in the course of the reading. On every page there is a unique design, that helps understand the status of the baby, but also several blank spaces for the moms to write their feelings, and be able to read them later ! You’re free to use it as you want.

A very nice gift to offer to your kid later : the full summary of his life inside the maternal womb. Here at BlookUp we totally love this idea ! The first book of your child’s life, to be completed later by many more, for example by printing the book of your blog to transpose the first years of his life…