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 Star Wars Death Star Aromatic Infuser that’s sure to look right at home on your desk, a fancy new app offering from Polaroid, a look back at the past 25 years of Photoshop and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:


Ceramic Death Star Aromatic Infuser


“ルームフレグランス用のセラミック・アロマディフューザーです。 エッセンシャルオイルを2〜3滴、本体に直接染みこませてご使用ください。 付属品以外の精油・香油などもご使用いただけますが、アロマの種類によっては色移りやインクのにじみが発生する場合がありますので、裏側など目立たない場所をご使用ください…”

Street Fighter II Official Arcade Soundtrack Record


“The soundtrack release will include new remasters of both CPS-1 and CPS-2 versions of the arcade game, extracted directly from the arcade boards and approved by original composer Yoko Shimomura….”


Polamatic by Polaroid


“Polamatic, the official app of Polaroid, brings the nostalgia of Polaroid pictures to all of your favorite images; experience the magic of Polaroid instant in an unparalleled digital fashion. Capture or import a photo, then watch it develop just like a real Polaroid picture…”



“Meet awesome people with your friends. Grouper sets up drinks between 2 groups of friends: 3 and 3. We do all the awkward and boring parts for you, so you can get straight to the good part: actually meeting…”


Coco Rocha Bucket Stool


“It’s been a while since I first designed the bucket stool and I’ve found a few ways to improve it. My friend Coco Rocha was nice enough to help me make an updated version with walnut dowels for legs. Coco and I are collaborating on a larger piece of furniture for her home that will also be made out of walnut and concrete, so this quick and easy DIY project was a great way to introduce the materials to her…”

5-Minute Coasters


“These coasters are almost too easy! In less than 5 minutes you have a set of coasters…”


Before there was Photoshop

YouTube video

“Help celebrate 25 years of Photoshop with inspiring stories from luminaries who have helped shape the most prolific design tool of our time…”

First Ever BMX Quad Backflip

YouTube video

“History Made! “

And there you have it!

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