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 dining table that looks like a mind-bending scene out of Inception, a welcome update to the popular Robinhood stock trading app, one of the most insane ski runs you’ve ever seen and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:

DESIGN

Quazoo

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“The game offers children between the ages of 6-9 a playful entry point to the German language as well as a first introduction into the world of programming…”

Wave City Dining Table

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“Inspired by a film this table is a well-balanced mixture of wood, steel and 3D printed technology with hand painted coloring techniques…”

APPS

Robinhood

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“Free stock trading. Stop paying up to $10 for every trade…”

StockTouch

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“StockTouch will change the way we understand stocks and companies. Its groundbreaking interface brings the power of data visualization and financial information together. Seamlessly watch the stock market as it unfolds and quickly dive into data to uncover insights and trends on companies and sectors…”

DIY

DIY Geometric Concrete Tiles

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“Conservatory of Craft, founded by Brandon Gore, who’s well-versed in concrete as the man behind Hard Goods and Gore Design Co., began as a way to make really cool products attainable to a wider audience. They’ve just released their first offering which allows makers of all skill sets to produce their very own geometric concrete wall tiles. With a completely doable DIY Kit + Video Tutorial available, they make concrete seem so much less intimidating as a material to use…”

Platform Bed

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“This DIY platform bed is made out of 2x8s, 2x4s and pine boards. I made this one for a full-sized mattress, but the design can be scaled up or down for different sized mattresses…”

ROCK AWESOMENESS

One of Those Days III

“Candide Thovex completes the trilogy with another one of those days…”

Atlas, The Next Generation

“A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs…”

And there you have it!

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