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 an insane coffee table that brings a small slice of the ocean into your living room, a sofa that more or less resembles the original Moog, an all-new minimalistic arcade shooter for iOS, how to build a Modern Live Edge Coffee Table (in case the ocean one doesn’t suit your fancy), a quick history on why running used to be for “weirdos” and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


delMare table


“The delMare table is one of those pieces that mesmerizes people. You won’t easily understand it’s shape and form, but you will be drawn to look at it for hours, as you would gaze into the depth of the ocean floor.”



“The official Moog sofa.”




“Confide is your confidential messenger. We combine end-to-end encryption with disappearing and screenshot-protected messages to ensure your private communication will now truly stay that way.”



“Explore captivating world of geometry. To pass each challenge, you have to focus power of blue cone-shaped projectiles into green circles. “


Build a Modern Live Edge Coffee Table

YouTube video

“I’m making a live edge coffee table with a mid-century twist by adding hairpin legs. This is my first time using a router-sled jig to flatten a slab and it worked out suprisingly well. All my supplies are listed below as well as a written step-by-step.”

Build an Outdoor Bench

YouTube video

“Every porch needs a bench.”


When Running Was For Weirdos

YouTube video

“Today, it seems like everybody’s a runner. But it wasn’t always that way.”

Robert Rushkin – The Artist

“We did a documentary about Robert Rushkin, an artist with an outstanding body of work that we thought deserves more attention.”

And there you have it!

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