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 skateboard stool featuring comfy Pendleton wool to a new light-based navigational system for bicycles, an update to the popular Pocket app, how to make a grass lunch tray, a kid-friendly version of Fight Club and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:

DESIGN

PENDLETON x MADE BY SEVEN Skate Stool

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“Made from authorized Pendleton Wool, a fresh new skate deck and a stool base…”

SmartHalo

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“We built SmartHalo to bring the power of smart biking to all cyclists – our slick and minimalist design will fit virtually any handlebar and will work under any conditions….”

APPS

Pocket

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“Over 12 million people use Pocket to easily save articles, videos and more for later. With Pocket, all of your content goes to one place, so you can view it anytime, on any device. You don’t even need an Internet connection…”

Untappd

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“Untappd is a social discovery and check-in network for anyone that enjoys beer. It gives you the ability to easily find nearby craft beers and bars, see what beers are trending, as well as see where your friends are drinking…”

DIY

Concrete Coffee Maker

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“I’ve used Lego bricks to form concrete a few times, but this project is my favoriate. Using sloped and smooth flat tiles in addition to typical lego bricks, I made a form to create a concrete pourover stand that has a really cool gothic/artdeco aesthetic…”

Grass Lunch Tray

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“By combining a shallow serving tray with real grass I can take the park with me wherever I go, with the grass lunch tray!”

ROCK AWESOMENESS

G-Rated Fight Club

“A kid-friendly version of the popular movie starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt…”

The Making of Japanese Handmade Paper

“The making of Japanese handmade paper of Kyoto Kurotani…”

And there you have it!

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