Human Spine Pen Cup

Human Spine Pen Cup

$15.83


Having a place to put your pens and other supplies that can roll around is the backbone of good storage practices. This cup made up of 5 vertebrae is a great start for keeping all the smaller things on your desk from sliding around. With an opening of about 42mm (1.625 inches) wide and 100mm (4 inches) deep there is plenty of space for most office and school supplies as well as a perfect place to hold makeup and paint brushes. You no longer need to be a doctor, chiropractor, serial killer, or mortician to have a useful model of a human spine sitting on your desk...although if you are involved in one of those practices then we recommend you add this to your cart immediately to have any level of credibility at your chosen profession. This spine pen cup can be ordered in black, red, or the chilling bone white.
* Pens, markers, and all other accessories are not included

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Size
The size of the vertebrae pencil cup is approximately 93.4x108.6x110.3mm (3.68 x 4.28 x 4.34 inches) and can comfortably hold 7 Sharpie brand markers.

Materials & Process
Layer by layer this reproduction of a human spine is 3D printed using PLA (polylactic acid) which is a biodegradable and bioactive thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch. It takes just over 22 hours to print each spine.

Disclaimer
The 3D printing process is not perfect so there may be blemishes in the surface finishes and visible layer lines. Items will not be exactly as pictured and as much as we try to take colour accurate photos, the colour may be slightly different than viewed on your screen.

FREE LOCAL PICKUP IN TORONTO
Enter coupon code TORONTO at checkout and you will be sent the local pickup address in the Cabbagetown - Leslieville - Regent Park - Cork Town - Distillery District area of Toronto, Ontario.

Shipping from Canada

Processing time

2-6 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • Canada : 2 - 8 business days
  • United States : 4 - 8 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 3 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 2 - 4 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase

I don't accept exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you really making plastic products in this day and age?

The "plastic" we use for our 3D printed goods is not oil based. It is rather a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources -- typically made from fermented plant starch such as from corn, cassava, sugarcane or sugar beet pulp. You can read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polylactic_acid

What about your environmental impact?

We try to limit our waste and energy use as much as possible. For our paper and vinyl products, all waste materials and recycled with the city. All our 3D printed waste either gets ground down into the smallest pieces we can and then either melted down into fun decor items or sent to a facility that turns 3D printed waste into new rolls of filament. The filament we use also comes without the wasteful ABS plastic spool which saves about 200 grams of oil-based plastic waste per 1kg of material. All of our machines are set to use as little energy as possible; turning off heating and running in power saving mode where applicable.

Where do you make all your wickedly awesome stuff?

It all gets designed and created in our highrise home in the east end of downtown Toronto. Our living room is our design studio and packaging centre, our dining room is our printing and cutting room, and our guest bedroom is our 3D printing and storage room.

How long does it take to ship my order of that awesomely wicked stuff?

Where/when we can, we try to have at least a little stock of our most common items. In those cases we ship either next day or, if you order at the right time, the same day. Everything else is made when the order is placed. It can take a day to a week depending on your order.

How do you ship and how long will it take?

We ship 5 days a week using a service called ChitChats. This allows us to have international tracking at regular non-tracked postal rates. To Canada, it is normal shipping. To the US, it is brought across the border and shipped through USPS so it is normal shipping times plus a day or two to get across the border. To international addresses there are two options, untracked (which is actually tracked) takes anywhere from 4-75 days through Ascendia and tracked (also tracked) ships through USPS International which is faster but more expensive.

I live in Toronto too! Can I just pick it up from you instead of paying for shipping?

Of course you can and we would love to see you! We are in the Leslieville, Cabbagetown, Corktown, Riverdale side of the city and if you use coupon code TORONTO then it will waive the shipping charge and we will let you know where you can pick it up from. We are available basically 24 hours a day -- either at our "day job" office or home which are only 2 blocks from each other.

Do you do markets as well where I can see and touch all of the things?

We sure do! We try to do 6-12 a year throughout the Toronto, Hamilton, and London areas. From the Punk Rock Flea Market to Bazaar of the Bizarre to Geeky Craftoriums, we try to hit as many as our schedule permits. Keep tabs on our latest upcoming events at https://www.cursedbydesign.com/blogs/news

Are there any delays due to the pandemic?

On the production side, there are no delays -- we buy in bulk from a Canadian supplier and usually stock at least 6 months worth of supplies. On the shipping side, there are delays depending on where you are ordering from. The mail system is overwhelmed with everything going on, so packages are moving a lot slower. We are still getting your items to the post office right away, but then it slows down from there. Canada Post also does not guarantee any delivery speeds at the moment, so choosing a faster method might not help get an item to you faster.

Packed with care. Well made! I'm only saving my best pens for this beauty!



Looks great and there was no problems.


Such a rad piece. I love it so much. Shipped super quick as well.


Im so excited, this is a gift for my devilish bestie, this is awesome. Thanks


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