Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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The Weekend Agenda

1 LOOK AT THIS: Carlos Nunez Photography - Carlos Nunez 2 READ THIS: My Quest to Reengineer a Legendary Beer in a Dirty Kitchen - Wired 3 MAKE THIS: Pork Floss - Instructables 4 EAT THIS: Waffled Potato Kugel with Bacon - 10th Kitchen 5 SEE THIS: While We’re Young - A24 6 DRINK THIS: Taste Whiskey ... continue reading
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Triumph Salt Racer and Record Chaser

First things first, this is no ordinary motorcycle—it doesn't even have a headlight. This is a purpose-built, two wheel missile created for no other reason than setting records at the DLRA Speedweek on Lake Gairdner, Australia. Beginning with a 2008 Thruxton, the crew of speed junkies set their sights on coaxing ... continue reading
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The Shrine Shoe Rack Stores and Displays Your Shoes Like Art SPONSORED

Ideal for small apartments or tight spaces, this hand-finished, stainless steel shoe rack blends easily into your walls for a seamless, almost-invisible look. It holds 3 pairs of shoes at a time, displaying them tight against the wall (excellent for saving floor space), and works with low tops, high tops, flats, high heels, sandals and some boots. Plus, till the end of March take 20% off + Free Shipping with code AHACOOL20. ... check it out
$120 buy
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MINUS-8 Layer Watch SPONSORED

What do you do after you've designed such iconic products as the Nike Fuelband and the Xbox 360? If you're ASTRO Studios, you start making stunning watches. The
$448 buy MORE: Style, Minus-8, Watches.
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10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

Every new homebrewer dreams of creating the world's next great beer. But before you craft a Pliny-level Double IPA on your own, you're probably going to want to try your hand at some recipes. Here are 10 award-winners that go down easy. a.linkhiglight { background: #9cc4cc !important; font-style: italic; ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Beer, Brewing.
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The Grant Watch SHOP

Trends come and go, but a classic-looking timepiece will never go out of style. The Grant watch by TOKYObay is highlighted by a simple yet elegant face and unique domed dial. It’s sophisticated without being bland. Complete with a slim handset and a small subdial, the Grant watch is proudly minimal. Choose from ... continue reading
$187 buy MORE: Style, TOKYObay, Watches.
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Entourage – Official Trailer #2

Vince will struggle with his career choices, Drama will spout ridiculous advice on topics you know he's clueless about, and E and Sloan will bicker like an old married couple. Look, you already know what's going to happen in the Entourage movie, but, just like with every episode, you know you're going to still see ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Suki Waterhouse - GQ 2 Making the Jurassic Park LEGO Film - The Verge 3 The Best Single Malt Whisky Is—Once Again—Not from Scotland - Cool Material 4 How to Sell a Stolen Banksy - The Daily Beast 5 Making Skateboards Out of Garbage - Huh 6 A 6-Speed Transmission Built from LEGO Bricks - Digg 7 ... continue reading
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Robot Clock by MB&F

This robotic clock is far from the one you had as a kid with a digital display planted in Optimus Prime's plastic stomach. Melchior, from MB&F and L'Epée 1839, is a 480-component mechanical table clock that just happens to look like something out of a sci-fi film. Complete with a 40-day power reserve that's measured ... continue reading
$36000 buy MORE: Home, Clocks, MB&F.
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The World’s Best Whiskies 2015

Last year, the World Whiskies Awards selected a Tasmanian offering as the finest single malt in the world. It was a slap in the face to Scottish distillers known for cleaning up in such categories. If that was a slap, this, perhaps, is a haymaker. Here are some of the winners from the 2015 World Whiskies Awards, including ... continue reading
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Nike Air Pegasus ’83 ‘Woven’

Nike likes to test the waters with an innovative design before applying it to a ton of their sneakers. That's the case with this woven style, which first appeared on a pair of 1989 Pegasus sneakers last year, and is now being applied to the Air Pegasus '83. Available in gray or black, the running sneakers come complete ... continue reading
$104 buy MORE: Style, Nike, Pegasus, Sneakers.
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MUJI Body Fit Cushion

You have to get creative when your home has the floor space of a tiny Tokyo apartment. Luckily, MUJI, the minimal Japanese lifestyle brand, has designed a piece of furniture that’s adaptable and easy to toss around. Basically, it’s a grown-up bean bag chair. The Body Fit Cushion is designed to contour to your body ... continue reading
$190 buy MORE: Home, Furniture, Muji.
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Lars Botten Photography (NSFW) - Lars Botten (via Mash Kulture) 2 ‘Google Feud’ Lets You Guess What Autocomplete Would Say - Google Feud 3 A Guide to Great Spring Vests - Cool Material 4 Inside the Best Pizza Place in Rome - Sploid 5 10 Instagram Accounts for Interior Design Inspiration - Details 6 ... continue reading
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