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 water well-inspired lamp design to the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more.

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:

DESIGN

Well

Des01

“Well is light inspired by traditional water wells. It takes the principle of the simple wooden handle mechanism winding of the rope and thus changing its distance or the bulbs depth inside the glass container like the buckett singing into the water. In the case of lower positions the light becomes gradient blue while in the second variant it goes from clear transparent to sanded matte.”

FireAnt Flat Pack Camping Stove

Des02

“The new Emberlit FireAnt re-defines the ultra-light, collapsible, wood burning stove. Made of titanium it weights in at 2.8 oz.and packs completely flat for easy storage.”

APPS

Screeny

Apps01

“Screeny is an utility app that helps you save space consumed by screenshots. It screens your camera roll and helps you to filter and delete screenshots that are no longer necessary.”

Weather or Not

Apps02

“Weather or Not is a beautiful and intuitive way to check the weather and immediately understand what it means for your plans.”

DIY

Wood+Concrete Kitchen Island

DIY01

“This outdoor kitchen island was designed to be used as a food preparation station next to the grill. Because the island was planned as an outdoor piece, I used cedar lumber and stainless steel screws. The same design could be made using standard 2x4s and deck screws for a little less money.”

3D Printed Robot

DIY02

“This idea to have a walker bot that shifted its front center of balance is one that I have had for a few years. However, implementing it with off the shelf parts always proved rather tricky and prevented me from really trying…”

ROCK AWESOMENESS

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

YouTube video

“A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983).”

Solus

“A short story of loneliness, adventure, and self sacrifice.”

And there you have it!

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