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 an ingenious solution for a 3D printed canine prosthetic to a new design trivia app and…Weird Al is a magician now??

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Derby the Dog’s 3D Printed Prosthetics


“See how unique, custom 3D printed prosthetics allow Derby the dog to run for the first time.”

ZumZum Bicycle


“ZumZum is the coolest bike for your child to be used on all terrains! It’s natural, light, flexible and durable. We want to make sure every child can have a fun and active childhood.”


Design Well


“Hundreds of image based questions on design topics from typography to architecture. New categories added regularly!”



“All your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack.”


Geometric Memo Block


“Made for the the Sueddeutsche magazine in Germany, Dave Hakkens was asked (along with 8 other designers like Hella Jongerius and more) to design a product that could be made by folks at home. Involving materials you can reuse that are found around the house, this is sort of basically genius.”

Wood Slice Carving Board


“Sometimes, the best DIY projects are also the simplest. This rustic cheese board takes less than an hour to whip up, and costs less than $10.00 in materials. Plus, it’s easy to create even if you don’t have access to a huge forest or wood pile, and doesn’t require a chainsaw or any fancy power tools.”


Snowy Escape


“Escape to your own personal log cabin in the woods. Enjoy the ambient sounds of a roaring fireplace during a snowstorm.”

Weird Al’s Mysterious Floating Orb

YouTube video

“Thanks to Justin Willman for showing me this stupid trick.”

And there you have it!

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