Cool Things Collection

Welcome to Cool Things Collection, a UK lifestyle blog started in 2007; the same year Apple introduced The iPhone! We showcase a hand-curated collection of cool things including products, clothes, gadgets, art, design, travel and much more.

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Simple tips for increasing your home’s value

Whether you’re planning to sell your home or not, it’s important to do two things: pay attention to the real estate market and make small but constant efforts to increase your home’s value. Unless you have solid, untouchable plans to…

Why you should have a patio laid

What are the benefits of laying a patio at your property?   Extend and improve the usefulness of your outdoor space The great thing about having an outdoor paved area, a patio, is that it forms a link between the…

Everything You Need To Know About CBD Oil For Horses

CBD is a chemical compound located in the cannabis plant. Thankfully for the marijuana plant, people can now use CBD oil. However, not everyone is such a huge fan of this product. Many controversies circle around it because it is…

The Hottest New Vape Products On The Market In 2020

The vaping market is growing massively and there have been tons of new products hitting the shelves lately. Vaping technology is also rapidly evolving, and we’re seeing a lot of trends changing the landscape. Big companies are constantly battling to…

Understanding Why CBD Is Good For Your Pets

When you look over to the couch and your youngest is sitting under a cozy blanket watching TV and all you see sticking out from under his arm is a little snoring, furry face who is dreaming about chasing birds…

The Picos de Europa: Spain’s hidden adventure holiday

Think of Spain and you think of stunning beaches, hot sunny weather, great football teams, flamenco, paella and lush alpine greenery striding up snow-capped mountains? Really? Very few people seem to know about the marvels of green Spain on the…

Future Classics: 10 Used Sports Cars To Invest In Right Now

Savvy spenders are turning their attention away from traditional investment opportunities and focusing on alternative investment opportunities such as classic cars, or more specifically ‘future classics’. The kinds of cars that can be picked up for next to nothing now, though…

Latest Ways to Get More Likes On Instagram

From being a position of adorable selfies, nourishment, and individual stories, Instagram has changed into a primary internet based life stage that is presently used to advance organisations, brands, and items or for the craftsmen it has become the spot…

How to make your business more sustainable

There’s no denying that the Coronavirus has forced everyone to face some significant challenges, including those of a physical, mental and financial nature. But among the struggles and the hardship there have also been some positives to come out of…

4 ways to create a relaxing retreat in your home

If you like kicking back and chilling out when you get home from work, having a room that feels welcoming and stress-free will make doing so a whole lot easier. Even if the rest of your home is a bit…

10 stats that highlights consumer culture in Britain

Here in Britain more than ever before is a growing ‘need it now’ culture with anytime-anywhere convenience. A new study by promotional products retailer 4imprint reveals the true extent to which Britain has become an impatient nation. We are a…

Loupedeck CT Photo & Video Editing Tool

Loupedeck CT is a really cool creative editing tool for photographers, videographers who use Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, After Effects, Audition, Ableton® Live™ etc. If you’re a professional photographer, retoucher or video editor and find yourself…

What to Keep in Mind When Booking a Cruise

Cruise ships have been about for a long time and, over the years, the services offered by companies in this trade have grown as well. When booking a cruise through a travel agent such as Iglu cruise there are many…

The worlds best swim-up suites revealed

Luxury travel, you just can’t beat it! Whether it’s a luxury hotel in Cornwall or a water bungalow in Bora Bora, a luxury holiday is a great way to escape the rat race and indulge in some R&R. There is…

10 Very Rare Cloud Pictures

Showcasing cool pictures of rare clouds caught on camera around the World. Clouds fill the skies above us and are part of our every day lives but often go unnoticed. However, there are some clouds that are so rare that…

4 ways to improve the health and condition of your skin

Having clear, blemish-free skin is something we would all love to be blessed with. A healthy glow and a fresh-faced look can make all the difference to how we feel. Unfortunately, it isn’t always that easy to achieve this. Smoking,…

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Flying

You already probably know that flying is actually the safest way to travel. There are fewer plane related deaths than any other transportation. Bus travel is far more dangerous than flying as the lawyers Lamber Goodnow can tell you. The…

Top 10 Quirky Restaurants In The UK

Whether you’re enjoying fresh fish in Cornwall, a Mexican meal in Manchester or a light lunch in London, there are plenty of restaurants who are willing to make your experience a little more memorable. So here’s a look at ten…

Should You Invest Alongside Your Business?

More often than not, people are choosing to engage in multiple businesses at once. Though running a company can be stressful, there are several reasons why engaging in multiple enterprises might be good for you. One such pathway you can…

Maintaining A Healthy and Happy Home in 2020

When it comes to New Year you will want to make sure you get it off to a good start. Many people enjoy having a fresh start in January and do this by cleaning their home, decorating, decluttering and more….

How Technology Continues to Change the World of Dating

The growing presence of technology in the world of dating is impossible to ignore. Matching websites came first, but now these almost seem archaic in comparison to the powerhouses that are dating apps. Tinder has been the dominant brand for…

4 reasons your business should invest in a smart energy meter

Whether you’ve been looking for an energy supplier for your startup, reviewing your business’ latest power bills or looking into switching electricity plans for your factory, warehouse or office building, you may have come across smart meters.With the UK government…

Where did bitcoin begin?

Bitcoin may only be a fairly new creation, but it has really made its mark in recent years. A digital cryptocurrency, it exists only online and gives users a secure method of carrying out transactions. As with all currencies, bitcoin…

Tips For Narrowing Your Vehicle Search

Are you on the hunt for a new vehicle but don’t know where to start? There are so many types of vehicles to choose from and it can be hard to narrow down the options and find the right one…

How to make small room feel larger

Having a small room doesn’t need to feel claustrophobic, there are clever little tips and tricks you can use to help maximise space, and make your small room feel larger.   Choose a neutral colour palette Using neutral colours with…

4 of the best reasons to get a travel buddy

The trend for solo holidays has been growing in recent years. The Association of British Travel Agents reports that over one in six Brits chose to get away by themselves in 2018, rising from one in nine in 2017. Yet…

What is medical negligence?

If you’ve suffered post stay in hospital or something has happened that shouldn’t have during an operation or treatment, you may have suffered medical negligence. If a medical professional fails in their duty of care to you, you may be…

Latest Travel Posts

The Picos de Europa: Spain’s hidden adventure holiday

Think of Spain and you think of stunning beaches, hot sunny weather, great football teams, flamenco, paella and lush alpine greenery striding up snow-capped mountains? Really? Very few people seem to know about the marvels of green Spain on the…

What to Keep in Mind When Booking a Cruise

Cruise ships have been about for a long time and, over the years, the services offered by companies in this trade have grown as well. When booking a cruise through a travel agent such as Iglu cruise there are many…

The worlds best swim-up suites revealed

Luxury travel, you just can’t beat it! Whether it’s a luxury hotel in Cornwall or a water bungalow in Bora Bora, a luxury holiday is a great way to escape the rat race and indulge in some R&R. There is…

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Flying

You already probably know that flying is actually the safest way to travel. There are fewer plane related deaths than any other transportation. Bus travel is far more dangerous than flying as the lawyers Lamber Goodnow can tell you. The…

Top 10 Quirky Restaurants In The UK

Whether you’re enjoying fresh fish in Cornwall, a Mexican meal in Manchester or a light lunch in London, there are plenty of restaurants who are willing to make your experience a little more memorable. So here’s a look at ten…

4 of the best reasons to get a travel buddy

The trend for solo holidays has been growing in recent years. The Association of British Travel Agents reports that over one in six Brits chose to get away by themselves in 2018, rising from one in nine in 2017. Yet…

The best parks in Canada

Canada has a lot to offer in terms of attractions and a rich culture. Quite frankly there is no other country in the world as developed, laid back and beautiful as Canada is. The one thing you must do before…

Planning the ultimate US road trip

A road trip across the USA is on many people’s bucket lists, but it’s something that takes a great deal of planning if you’re going to pull it off. Road trips aren’t for everyone, and the US is a big…

Monte Argentario: the Tuscan treasure

Monte Argentario is a beautiful peninsula belonging to the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region of Tuscany. If you’ve decided to spend a holiday near Monte Argentario, the first advice is to rent a small boat so you can…

Cool Places Around The World To Experience Casinos

Even if you’re not into a flutter at the casino, they are well worth visiting for the sheer vibe and experience alone. In this post we look at some of the coolest places around the world to experience casinos. Macau…

7 Steps To Getting The Ultimate Road Trip Van

There’s something so wonderful about a road trip. Whether you’re going with friends or family, you won’t be able to replicate the feeling with any other kind of vacation. Hitting the open road, cranking up the tunes and seeing the…

5 Things You Need to Know About Dealing with Travel Problems

We put so much into planning a trip these days. There are plenty of websites designed to provide information on destinations and travel itineraries – including Cool Things – plus there are services designed to automate the entire planning process….

Last-minute half-term destinations for families

If you’re thinking of taking a last-minute half-term holiday – you’ll need options fast! Perhaps you’re imagining a family escape that will entertain and educate, maybe it’s an action-packed adventure or simply a beach holiday with lots of sunshine. These…

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Montreal on Your Vacation

There are more reasons than ever to visit Montreal. With millions of tourists flocking to the city each year for its delicious cuisine and dynamic festivals, there is something to see and do for everyone. Here are just 10 reasons…

5 Cool Things To Do In Santorini This Summer

Santorini is one of the hottest destinations to travel to right now with plenty to do for everyone. This Greek island has everything from water sports to volcanos that you can explore if you fancy a bit of an adventure….

A Memorable Weekend Break In Rome

Rome was top of my bucket list of must see places in Europe for too long. In the summer we finally got to take a long weekend city break to the eternal city. I must admit, I wasn’t prepared for what…

4 destinations to add to your retirement bucket list

Retirement will mean something different to everyone. Perhaps you’re after peace and quiet after a hectic lifestyle, maybe you’re finally going to get the time to devote to your hobbies, or you might want to see the world and everything…

Latest Tech Posts

Latest Ways to Get More Likes On Instagram

From being a position of adorable selfies, nourishment, and individual stories, Instagram has changed into a primary internet based life stage that is presently used to advance organisations, brands, and items or for the craftsmen it has become the spot…

10 stats that highlights consumer culture in Britain

Here in Britain more than ever before is a growing ‘need it now’ culture with anytime-anywhere convenience. A new study by promotional products retailer 4imprint reveals the true extent to which Britain has become an impatient nation. We are a…

Loupedeck CT Photo & Video Editing Tool

Loupedeck CT is a really cool creative editing tool for photographers, videographers who use Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, After Effects, Audition, Ableton® Live™ etc. If you’re a professional photographer, retoucher or video editor and find yourself…

How Technology Continues to Change the World of Dating

The growing presence of technology in the world of dating is impossible to ignore. Matching websites came first, but now these almost seem archaic in comparison to the powerhouses that are dating apps. Tinder has been the dominant brand for…

Cool iPhone Case – Urban Armor Gear

I feature products on Cool Things Collection that I genuinely love and use daily and my iPhone case from Urban Armor Gear is one of those products. Urban Armor Gear (UAG) make rugged, lightweight, mobile phone cases that are drop…

What We Can Expect From The Future Of Streaming

While it is quite clear that streaming platforms have revolutionised the way we absorb our entertainment, many may be wondering what the future may bring. As things are continually adapting and developing, we could almost assume that impressive high tech…

Cool Luxury Gadgets For Your Home

Have you always dreamed of a life that hangs on the edge of futuristic, with cool gadgets that up the ante of cool and elevates your status to luxury levels? As technology just keeps on getting better, so do the…

Physical Media and 4k Blu-Ray

The Motion Picture Association of America reported a significant drop in physical media sales over the past five years in its annual entertainment report. According to the statistic, which was obtained by IHS Markit and DEG, DVD and Blu-Ray dropped…

Fujifilm UK Discount Code

I bought a refurbished Fujifilm X-t20 today from Fujifilm refurb website in the UK which has some fantastic offers on Fuji cameras and lenses – usually around 25% off. After the purchase, they gave me a link to share with…

RAMBleed: Impacts for Data Security

Data has become a valuable commodity.  Many organisations collect vast amounts of sensitive data about their consumers as part of their core business model – some of this is used internally, while other data is sold to third parties as…

InsurTech Is The Future Of The Insurance Industry

The insurance industry may be a very old profession, but, like the many industries in the developed world, in the last few years it has been undergoing a revolution. Industry specific software and technology has been changing the way companies…

How The Jewellery Industry Is Using Laser Technology

The creation of jewellery is an ancient practice, originating in the earliest civilisations and evolving over the millennia to include a wider variety of designs and materials. Today the industry marries traditional techniques with modern technologies to allow for incredible…

10 Cool Tech Products You’ll Want In Your Home

The speed at which consumer technology is advancing these days is nothing short of extraordinary. Borderline terrifying, some might say. Nevertheless, each year is bringing to light its own simply spectacular tech products you can’t help but want in your…

10 Cool Gadgets Perfect For Xmas Gifts

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without some cool tech gadgets to muck about with and so here at Cool Things Collection we’ve handpicked 10 of the hottest tech gifts this Christmas.   1  Hubsan X4 Micro Quadcopter With Camera…

The Best Apps To Help You Make Money

It’s amazing what resources we currently have at our fingertips. In just a few taps we’re able to connect with friends from around the world, browse breaking news, and if you’re feeling particularly savy you can even start earning some…

10 Cool Car Accessories For 2018

Right now, it’s quick and easy to buy pretty much anything and everything you can think of for your car online. There’s never been a wider range of cool car accessories available to suit all preferences and pockets across the…

mobile gaming

Mobile Gaming and The Simulation Genre – A Perfect Couple?

Here at cool things collection we love all things games/play related, especially gaming and here’s an eye opening statistic for you – by the end of 2017, the mobile gaming industry is expected to have generated more than $40.6 million in…

4 Useful Apps to Clean Junk Files from a Mac

Businesses often opt to use Macs due to their performance, reliability and the fact that they tend to require very little maintenance. While Macs certainly have those advantages, they do still require some maintenance – particularly when it comes to…

5 unbelievable creations made from a Raspberry Pi

Since the first version of the Raspberry Pi broke cover in 2012, it’s fair to say that this tiny little computer has made waves with avid programmers and makers around the world. That’s reflected in the sheer range of amazing…