Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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The Vipp Miniature Bin Holds Pens Not Trash

If ever there was a product too elegant for the contents that goes in it, it's the iconic Vipp pedal waste bin. Created back in the 1930s by Holger Nielsen, the trash receptacle inspired a million imitators and offered consumers a clean way to store things that weren't so clean. Now you can bring some of that classic ... continue reading
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The Hemingwrite Allows For Distraction-Free Writing

Back in the day, you could lock the door, saddle up to a typewriter, and write the next great American novel. Then technology reared its distraction-riddled head and focusing on writing became an arduous task. The Hemingwrite is here to help you focus on writing just like Papa Hemingway. With a 6+ week battery life, ... continue reading
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Tactical Mini Slik Knife SHOP

Don’t let its size fool you, this diminutive knife will make quick work of any task you throw its way. The tanto blade is razor sharp and sports a fine tip that requires the sheath to keep it under wraps. Perfect for piercing or slicing, the Tactical Mini Slik Knife is made for those who need an everyday carry knife that performs better and is more durable than others. Included is a small lanyard with a blue titanium bead to make it easy to carry around. ... check it out
$50 buy
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6 Twitter Tricks You Should Know

Twitter has changed the way we consume news, interact with friends, and use the pound sign. And while you're off tweeting, retweeting, and searching trends, you should know about some slick little ways to get more out of your Twitter experience. Here are six little moves you should know about if you want to up your ... continue reading
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This Skull Bottle Opener Will Remind You To Celebrate SHOP

Back in the 1300s, Europeans decorated their homes with skulls as a reminder to celebrate life. What better way to remind yourself to have a good time than this biting skull bottle opener? Hand cast out of bronze, each features two skulls, one of which is ready to clamp down on your next bottle cap. Consider it a memento mori and toast to the good times. ... check it out
$55 buy
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Ana Su by Cecilia A.H. Arias for C-Heads - C-Heads Magazine 2 Every ‘Bastard’ in Game of Thrones - Uproxx 3 The Man Who Set Up His Own Toll Road, Without Permission - Digg 4 The Insane 3 Michelin-Star Restaurant in Madrid - Sploid 5 The 10 Best Secret Restaurants in America - Cool Material 6 ... continue reading
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A Hand Warmer, Phone Charger, and Flashlight in One SHOP

In an effort to conserve packing space, we like our gear to pull double-duty, and, when possible, triple-duty. Not only will this aluminum cylinder warm up in less than five minutes to keep your hands toasty, but it can also charge your phone and act as a pocket flashlight. It can stay warm for up to three hours to make winter excursions more bearable, and give your phone a little jolt or the path in front of you a little better lighting. Able to be recharged over 500 times, it’s the ultimate companion for cold months or late night expeditions. ... check it out
$40 buy