Holistic utilitarianism.
Symbolic objects with a purpose.
Made in LA.


photograph by Meredith Jenks


Created by Caroline Hwang & Joel Speasmaker, two veterans of the contemporary art and design community, TOOOLS is a new company with an old ethos: form & function. Drawing inspiration from the elegant and practical history of handmade objects and their own imagination, each entry in the catalog is intended to be used, seen and enjoyed for daily life. Two minds are better than one; four hands are greater than two.


“(Wo)man is a tool-using Animal.... Nowhere do you find her without TOOOLS; without TOOOLS she is nothing, with TOOOLS she is all.”
— Thomas Carlyle




Los Angeles, CA

Individual Medley
Los Angeles, CA

The Primary Essentials
Brooklyn, NY