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 bike path that glows at night to a modern toboggan design and more.

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Solar-Powered Bike Path


“The recent Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path is made of thousands twinkling stones inspired by ‘Starry Night’. The path combines innovation with cultural heritage in the city of Nuenen NL, the place where Van Gogh lived in 1883.”

Upside Down Truck


” Rick Sullivan spent six months and $6,000 building the topsy-turvy truck from the parts of two separate vehicles.The road-legal car is created from a 1991 Ford Ranger pickup truck with a 1995 F-150 pickup truck body placed over the top – upside down.”




“The standard of mobile photography. VSCO Cam is the premier way to shoot, edit, and share your photographs.”

Monument Valley


“In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world.”


Paperwolf DIY Paper Sculptures


“My name is Wolfram Kampffmeyer. I studied Computer Animation at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Since I love to create virtual 3D models, it’ even better to build them afterwards in real – out of paper. “

Modern Toboggan


“Toboggans are traditionally made from a single piece of curved wood. I was interested in creating a modern twist on this simple sled by applying an aggressive angled geometry. This faceted sled made from plywood and 2x4s is an affordable project that can bring hours of holiday fun.”


Mr Rogers Shows How to Make Crayons

YouTube video

“This is Mr. Rogers showing a video on how crayons are made.”


“The short film created in collaboration with European Space Agency to celebrate their pioneer Rosetta mission, which objective is to land on a comet for the first time in human history.”

And there you have it!

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