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 a brilliant fish tank design that allows for goldfish to ‘escape’ from their tank to a couple of interesting projects to keep your 3D printer busy over the weekend.

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:




“A structure that invites fish to “take a breather”. Escaped is made up of a basin from which a water pipe rises into space, beyond the usual physical limits of an aquarium. “

Chair No. 24


“A project based on the vision that a single piece of furniture could be constructed from 24 identical components.”




“Don’t just get more done – tackle your greater life plan. Any.do helps you move forward by syncing your daily life, work tasks, and personal goals so you have a clear perspective for moving forward. “



“You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task.”


3D Printable Möbius Gears


“I don’t know what you do with your free time, but, left undisturbed, I often find myself trying to code up some geometry.”

3D Printable Speakers


“Upgrade your desk with these modular 3D-printed speakers! While the rest of the office jams with their plain black and silver sound cubes, you’ll be listening in style from your very own custom set.”


Star Wars by Thomas Dagg


“A glimpse back into my mind at eight years old – a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”

Pop Chart Lab’s History of Apple Poster 3.0


“Newly refreshed with a bevy of recent Apple products including the iPad Air 2, iMac with 5K Display, iPhone 6, and even next year’s Apple Watch, the world’s most comprehensive mapping of Apple products is back, and is now printed on demand on beautiful exhibition canvas! “

And there you have it!

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