Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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These Brass Ballpoint Pens Are Ideal for Travel SHOP

A good travel pen is both compact and durable. You need to be able to easily slip it in your pocket, but know it’s strong enough to handle being tossed around on a daily basis. If you’re in the market for one, this Brass Travel Pen is exactly what you’re looking for. The untreated brass ballpoint pen measures under 4” in length so you can easily drop it in your pocket without it jabbing your thigh. And because it’s made of solid brass, you can be sure it will stand the test of time. ... check it out
$50+ buy
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Drinkwel – The Multivitamin for People Who Drink SPONSORED

Sure we hit the gym, jog, and ride a single-speed as often as we can, but that doesn't mean we don't also enjoy happy hour and a few nighttime brews. If you care about your health but have no plans of throwing in the towel on drinking, there's Drinkwel. Drinkwel is the world's first daily multivitamin for people who drink. It helps replenish nutrients while supporting healthy liver function and processing alcohol induced toxins. And if it doesn't help you feel better, they'll even give you your money back, including shipping. ... check it out
$40 buy
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The Web’s Best Artisanal Jerky

Ah, portable meat. While we're all for carrying around a rib eye to snack on, that's not really a socially acceptable action. So, for beef on the go, there's jerky. And if all you've ever had is the rock-hard garbage you can find at a gas station, you're doing yourself and your road trip a huge disservice. So ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Carly Brown Photography - Carly Brown 2 The Importance of the Right Glassware for Cocktails - Laughing Squid 3 The Spooky History of the Ouija Board - Slate 4 Building a Carbon Fiber Bike Wheel By Hand - Digg 5 The Political Power Watch - NY Times 6 The Meteoric Rise of Movember - Valet 7 10 ... continue reading
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The 2015 Standard Memorandum

For 2015, Word. has once again teamed up with designer and illustrator Jon Contino to create another version of the storied pocket journal of the early 1900s. The 2015 Standard Memorandum is the follow-up to last year’s exceedingly popular version, and it’s ready to tackle your new year. Just like the original, ... continue reading
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Baking Bad: A Parody Cookbook

It's time to acquire an old RV, build a little mobile kitchen, and start baking bad. This parody cookbook is loaded with delicious treats inspired by Breaking Bad all sans meth. Inside you'll find formulas for concocting Ricin Krispie Squares, Heisen(Batten) Burg Cake, Tighty Whitey Bites, and loads of more snacks ... continue reading
$20 buy MORE: Media, Cookbooks.
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Three Stripes For the Shorty - Tumblr (via High Snobiety) 2 How to Get a Curtain Cut - Youtube 3 The 25 Best Breweries in America - Cool Material 4 The Self-Starting Lighter - Youtube 5 Honda Presents: The Other Side (Press ‘R’ While Watching) - Youtube 6 Character Choices in Snowpiercer - Laughing ... continue reading
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This Minimal Wood Wallet Even Has Space For Change SHOP

With so many apps and things you can do on your phone to save space in your wallet, it’s really time you pared down that Costanza-esque monstrosity in your back pocket. The Poquito Wood Wallet is a cleverly designed wallet that looks good and stores all your cash-related items. It holds up to 6 cards and some cash securely, but what really sets it apart from similar wallets is the grooved coin slot. Each of these machine-cut, hand-polished wallets comes with an extra custom molded elastomer strap and more style than that leather bi-fold packed with receipts. ... check it out
$65 buy
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The 99%: America’s Top-Rated Breweries

Most 'Best Breweries' lists are based on the author's opinion. For this list we decided to delve deeper. Instead of just telling you what we think, we used a web scraper to pull data from BeerAdvocate (our trusted source for beer reviews) so we could comb through it and determine what people really think. If breweries ... continue reading