Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff: Episode 18

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Come join us around the campfire and bring your extra-large marshmallows because this week’s episode of Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff is live! We love our SolidSmack readers! Do you have something cool you’ve come across and want to share it on SolidSmack? Don’t hide it in your neck skin! Send it on in to smoth@solidsmack.com. Kick it!

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The SolidSmack Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff is GO. This short video features some of the coolest finds we’ve discovered on the web this week.

This week we look at:

DESIGN
My World Couch- Do you ever just feel like laying around all day doing absolutely NOTHING? Well the new ‘My World’ couch by Philippe Starck for Cassina ensures just that. This gadget-friendly modular couch features multiple charge ports and a wireless charge mats to ensure you are never without a 100% charge. Netflix on iPad just got a whole lot more comfortable. Don’t forget the Milk Duds.

Blitz Motorcycles- And when it’s finally time to go outside to catch some fresh air, be sure to do in style with Paris-based Blitz Motorcycles’ custom motorcycles…you’ll never worry about not being cool again.

APPS
Status Board- And wouldn’t you know it, there’s a new data visualization app out now for iPad. Status Board is the new app from Panic that packs your iPad screen real estate with everything from your Twitter feed to unread emails and local weather–Now if you’re code-saavy you can even import your own external data sources to make this one powerful streaming display. $9.99 at iTunes.

Badland- A great iOS game is a rarity, but when a great one does comes along, it usually marries amazing graphics with amazing gameplay…and Badland is one of those games…..featuring a single-gesture control….a finger tap that is…to prevent your Black Blob character from dying in a Rube Goldberg-like machine. Check it out for $3.99 in the iTunes app store.

DIY
Cat Scratch Feeder- Do you have cats? Do you like Ted Nugent? (…maybe not?) Well now you can have the best of both worlds with the Cat Scratch Feeder. Yes, this DIY project from MAKE Magazine turns your cat scratching post into a snack dispenser to help your cat forget about tearing up the curtains and tormenting the dog. Make your cat very happy and check it out at Makezine.com.

French Toast in a Cup- Now, building snack-dispensing cat scratch posts surely builds up an appetite and with this 2-minute french toast recipe from Prudent Baby, all you need is a mug, some bread, cinnamon, and eggs to create delectable French Toast in a Mug. Get your french toast on and head over to PrudentBaby.com for the full recipe.

ROCK AWESOMENESS
OpenEmu- OpenEmu is the open source game console emulator for Mac OSX that is releasing here soon. With it’s iTunes-like interface, you’ll be able to play NES, Super Nintendo, Game Boy, Sega Genesis, Sony Playstation, and other consoles right on your Mac with original controller support. Dust off those old controllers and keep an eye out for the release date coming up soon.

Make an OK GO Music Video- OK GO is known for their award-winning music videos. Do you think you have what it takes to direct their next video for their song “I’m Not Through”? Heck Yeah!? If you do, be sure to head over to talenthouse.com. What’s the grand prize? A week at the Cannes Film Festival where your video will be premiered and of course, own the title of having the official video for an OK GO song. OK GO do it now!

What’s on cadjunkie?
Adam, what’s on cadjunkie?!This week we’re rolling out all-new modo Studio Lighting series where we’re focusing on setting up render outputs and compositing scenes. We also still have all-new SolidWorks Surfacing videos rolling out for our Subwoofer Design. Get that membership now at cadjunkie.com.

What’s on Engineer vs Designer?
What’s on EngineerVsDesigner? Loads of cool interviews and this week we interview Elliot Blanchard, Founder of Invisible Light Network! Listen on iTunes or at EngineervsDesigner.com.

Ask SolidSmack
And there you have it! Send your cool tool finds to smoth@solidsmack.com, sign up for our newsletter there in the sidebar or ask us a question in the comments or via email about diy, design, tech or anything else. Smoth would love to help.

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About simon

Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.

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