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 custom motorcycle design worthy of a spot in the next Mad Max film, an entirely new way of buying art from up and coming artists, how to turn a discarded axe head into a thing of beauty and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:




“The bike is singular in its look, but also in its mechanical ingenuity and physical ability. And this was always the point: To create a custom bike that functioned as well as it looked, and was as technical inside as it was out. For a first custom build the bar has been set high… But that’s precisely how you keep raising it.”

Halliburton Kit from Master+Dynamic


“Master & Dynamic has teamed up with legendary aluminum travel case brand, Zero Halliburton, to launch the ultimate permanent or portable creative toolkit. This all-new stylish kit for the creative home, office, or studio includes Master & Dynamic’s signature MH40 Over Ear or MH30 On Ear Headphones, matching metal HeadphoneStand and Boom Microphone, all in a Zero Halliburton case.”


Vango Art


“Browse and buy original art from your iPhone and iPad. All works of art are creations by independent artists.”



“Anytime, anywhere, any fitness level. No machines. No weights. No Excuses.”


Rhombus Lights


“Follow this simple tutorial to make your own geometric light fixtures.”

Artisan Axe From Discarded Axe Head


“Creating my own tools has always been a staple of my craft. I love the idea of tools being used to create other tools which, in turn, go on to create even more constructive tools in an endless cycle of upgrade and repair. Even every day, household tools such as an axe, can be improved in both form and function.”


PIXELS Official Trailer #2

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“As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.”

All Things Fall – 3D printed zoetrope by Mat Collishaw

“This is the 6th zoetrope I had a pleasure to work on.
This 3D printed job took about 6 months of work and involved creating over 350 character figures, environment elements and architecture.”

And there you have it!

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