Ben Dahl

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INSA GIFs From Around the Globe

Generally, GIFs are not found outside multi-thread e-mail responses and Facebook posts, but the format is capable of so much more in the right hands. UK artist INSA has been bounding around the globe making his own real-life GIFs. Turns out huts, walls and optical illusions are actually far more interesting than cats. Check ... continue reading
Related Items: Art, Gifs, Web.
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Quercus Modern Cuckoo Clock

We've always liked the idea of cuckoo clocks, but we could never really get behind their design aesthetic. The over the top fences, pieces of wood and pastel colors always seemed to fit more on the wall of that weird Aunt that everyone has they only see around Christmas time. There's nothing wrong with that and yes, ... continue reading
$161 buy Related Items: Art, Clocks, Furniture, Home.
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Pelican Elite Marine Coolers

We could talk about the fact that these Pelican Elite Marine Coolers have 7-10 ice retention properties, freezer-grade gaskets, 2" polyurethane insulation, a dual handle system, bear-proof latches, sloped drain, tethered plug and come in 35, 45,  65 and 95 quart sizes because those things are all fantastic, but they're ... continue reading
$240+ buy Related Items: Gear, Outdoors.
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Grahame Fowler Watch Rolls

When Hodinkee sat down with Grahame Fowler, we got the distinct impression that the man knows a thing or two about good watches. (You can watch the video here if you missed it) Once you have more than one in your collection, you're going to want a way to protect and transport them, and that's where his Watch Rolls ... continue reading
$100 buy Related Items: Bags, Gear, Men's Watches, Style.
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Nobilified Portraits

Contrary to what our parents told all of us the entire time we were growing up, we're not all little princes and princesses. But don't let the fact that there isn't noble blood running through those veins dissuade you from getting a sweet oil portrait of yourself commissioned through Nobilified. Pick a background/setting/theme ... continue reading
$100+ buy Related Items: Art, Home.
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Pacific Shaving Co. Caffeinated Shaving Products

You're not alone; we can't survive without caffeine either. It's absolutely essential in our morning routine, but Pacific Shaving Co. turned us on to some health benefits we weren't aware of. It's high in antioxidants. It's a vasoconstrictor (reduces redness, makes your skin look good). It can be absorbed through your ... continue reading
$25+ buy Related Items: Bath, Home.
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Black Label Whiskey Beef Jerky

The best part about this black label whiskey beef jerky is the fact you're getting exactly what you would expect out of a food product. Two of the top three ingredients are beef and whiskey. The third is brown sugar, but that's not that odd for jerky. No unpronounceable chemistry ingredients. Nothing out of the ordinary. ... continue reading
$7 buy Related Items: Food, Home.
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NYC Transit Duvet Cover Set

Outside of their basic color and their level of cleanliness, duvet covers are generally not something we're all that concerned with. Those two characteristics are far more important than a cool looking animal print covering your down comforter, but this NYC Transit cover set from H&M might change our minds about ... continue reading
$30 buy Related Items: Bed, Home.
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MAKR Leather Ring Belt

MAKR consistently puts out fantastic products. Bags, wallets, notebooks, keyfobs, cases and belts, generally made with leather, but always Made in USA. Everything is simple and, if we're being completely honest, gorgeous. It feels weird to say that about leather goods, but it's the truth. This also happens to be true ... continue reading
$95 buy Related Items: Clothing, Style.
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Poquito Wood Wallet

Slim wallets are nothing new. Wood wallets aren't new either. "Band" wallets designed to hold cash aren't new either. And yet, when you combine all those featured like Madera did with the Poquito Wood Wallet it seems brand new. To be fair, Madera did engineer a little compartment to use for coins, and that's new to ... continue reading
$25+ buy Related Items: Gear, Men's Wallets.
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Suigeneric Pre-Spring Watchbands

When Suigeneric came onto the scene with their line of waxed cotton watch straps, we like the camo and stripe patterns--along with the generally outlandish appearance. They're all great in their own right, but sometimes you just want something a little more refined for work parties, family sweater gatherings and the ... continue reading
$45 buy Related Items: Men's Watches, Style.
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Rubber Band Machine Gun

It doesn't matter if you work in new media, investment banking or IT, office warfare is serious business. If you've never fashioned a metal ruler, rubber band and CD into a weapon of destruction, you don't know what you're missing. You could purchase a tiny (read: shitty) rubber band gun from the corner store for five ... continue reading
$85+ buy Related Items: Home, Work.
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Jack Spade Googly Eye Socks

We can't even begin to explain how thrilled the five-year-old versions of us are that Jack Spade decided to put googly eyes on socks. There was a period in our lives when googly eyes were on everything from Popsicle sticks to pillows to trapper keepers, and oddly enough, they're cool enough to be on big boy socks. ... continue reading
$38 buy Related Items: Clothing, Style.
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Swims Helmut II Rubber Boots

When was the last time you saw a pair of men's boots designed for the rain or snow that weren't horrendous looking? Thanks to Swims, men's rain boots aren't the fashion unicorn we believed them to be before right now. Designed to look like a pair of standard desert boots, and made entirely of high-density nylon and ... continue reading
$274 buy Related Items: Boots, Shoes, Style.