With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you.

This week we saw everything from the new release of Microsoft Windows 10 to “sewn” wood and…a self-destructing book?

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


The Bogányi Piano


“The breathtaking Bogányi piano design is based upon the movements and flows of classical music. With waves, curves and clean lines. Pleasing to the eye as it is to the ear. A feature is the more open design, with only two legs, to allow an additional bottom passage for the sound to reach the audience.”

Chester Stitched Wood


“Chester is a material innovation which puts the topic of moulded word into a whole new perspective. As a result of a wide research a surface material has been developed which is held together with seams in an ecological way without using glue. It is not only adorning but also cushioning and can be used either independently or in conjunction with plywood.”


Windows 10


“Windows 10 is the first step to an era of more personal computing. This vision framed our work on Windows 10, where we are moving Windows from its heritage of enabling a single device – the PC – to a world that is more mobile, natural and grounded in trust.”

Dropbox for Windows Phones


“Today we’re excited to announce the next phase of our partnership with Microsoft: the Dropbox app is now available for Windows phones and tablets.”


Satellite Radio Boombox


“You’ve got a killer sound blaster of a boombox tucked away in a corner and want to bring it back to life. AM and FM are alright, but what if you want to hear the latest and greatest hits, sans commercials and crappy DJs, and hear it all… from space?! Enter: the Satellite Radio Boombox.”

Iron Pipe Pour Over Coffee Maker


“This is the second episode of our “CoffeeScapes” series that features different ways to make the things that make our coffee. This pour over coffee maker is made from a short piece of 2×6, some 3/8″ diameter iron pipe and a glass funnel.”


The Self-Destructing Book

YouTube video

“One thousand readers will have the opportunity to get a free digital copy of Patterson’s new book, Private Vegas, which will vanish after 24 hours. “

ATROPA – Sci-Fi Short

“An Off-World Detective investigates the missing research vessel ATROPA. Concept short inspired by ’70s and ’80s sci-fi classics like Alien and Blade Runner.”

And there you have it!

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