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 Twitter’s new live streaming app to a Skee Ball Machine Project, an RC Imperial Star Destroyer and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:

DESIGN

Sir Paul Smith Land Rover Defender

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“The unique vehicle, which was built entirely to Sir Paul’s own specification, was designed by the British fashion icon in collaboration with Land Rover and features hand-finished artwork, specially crafted by Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division, who are on hand to fulfil individual customer commissions and personalisation.”

Wooden Cloth by Nathalie Dackelid

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” The table is designed to adapt itself in size to the many different situations in life, prolonging its usefulness. This could be a move to a larger apartment, accomodating a few extra friends for dinner, or just freeing up a little extra space to dance. My intention is that the lifetime of the wood will determine the lifetime of the table.”

APPS

Periscope

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“Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. The more hearts you get, the higher they flutter on the screen.”

Passenger

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“Keep track of your trips with Passenger, share them with family and friends, collect travel miles, unlock achievements, and more!”

DIY

Skee Ball Machine

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“The skee ball machine is a wonderful thing. The simple experience of rolling a ball into a target is so freakishly satisfying that I used to play as much as I could as a kid at the local amusement park/mini-golf course. The sound of the rolling ball on the ramp, the pop as it launched in the air, and the bouncing as you hoped it would hit the 50 or even the 100.”

XYZen Garden

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“In our hectic modern lives, there’s no escape from constant connectivity and goal pursuit. The X-Y-Zen Garden demands concentration, giving you no choice but to focus on the here and now.”

ROCK AWESOMENESS

TIE Fighter

“What if there was an Empire-focused short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays?
Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards.”

RC Imperial Star Destroyer

“In a galaxy far far away…”

And there you have it!

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