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 the world’s first and only portable replacement public basketball hoop net, a new line of desk accessories made from plastic waste, how to create your own morning routine machine, David Bowie’s latest, and more…

Ready? Let’s go!

This week we look at:




“The world’s first and only portable replacement public basketball hoop net…”



“Developed a new process where the chaotic beauty of recycling is preserved and incorporated into thoughtfully designed objects…”


99 Rockets


“You’ve got 99 rockets, there are 99 targets…”

Reeder 3


“Reeder 3 is a news reader with support for multiple services…”


Holiday Wreath


“Since my home in Boston has a glass front door, I couldn’t hang the wreaths on it – so I decided to hang the four wreaths in my upstairs window…”

Morning Routine Machine


“Life is accelerating toward a breakneck pace, and time is more valuable than ever. If you’re like me and would like to squeeze every extra second out of every day, why not build a machine, a marvelous, magical machine, to automate a piece of it? The Morning Routine Machine can do just that! At the push of (several) buttons, the MRM can automatically load the perfect dollop of toothpaste onto your preferred toothbrush at a set time. Impossible you say? Nay! Follow along and I’ll show you how I built it!”


Happy Place

“Imprisoned inside its packaging and stuck on a toy shop shelf, a lonely radio-controlled toy truck uses its imagination to go on an adventure and find its happy place…”

David Bowie – Blackstar

“”Blackstar” off David Bowie’s upcoming album Blackstar out 8 January 2016…”

And there you have it!

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