Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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12 Mindf*ck Movies Every Guy Should See

When you sit down to watch a movie, a lot of the time you want to veg out and give your brain a little rest (see: Every Michael Bay movie). On the rare occasion you want to give your noggin a little workout, here are 12 films that will kick it into overdrive. Each is brilliant but confusing. Prepare to have your mind ... continue reading
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Introducing: Word. Polygon SHOP

The latest series of Word. Notebooks is our most contemporary to date. Every line helps compose at least two polygons across the front and back giving each notebook a fractal appearance. We've opted for more vivid colors this time around, choosing a white cover paper base to make each shade really stand out. They’re modern, bright and bold, and the latest to add to your Word. collection. ... check it out
$9.99 buy
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The Transparent Speaker Sponsored

Instead of adding knobs, unnecessary features, and other knickknacks to make a better speaker, People People did the exact opposite. The Swedish design agency stripped one bare to create the most beautiful speaker you've never laid eyes on. The glass box holds just the premium audio components and nothing else. The active 2.1 Transparent Speaker comes ready for Wi-Fi devices like Apple's AirPort Express so you can stream music, or plug in your device using the speaker's 3.5mm mini-jack. Pick one up from TheBlueprint.com and you'll get free US shipping, just be prepared for every guest to comment on how awesome it is. ... check it out
$849 buy
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The Stainless Steel Growler is a Smart Way to Bring Fresh Beer Home SHOP

Nothing can beat drinking fresh beer straight from the source. Hop notes sing, fruity touches are vibrant, and the beer is like a different beast altogether. Of course, unless you live at a brewery (we've considered it), having that beer all the time is impossible. The Stainless Steel Growler allows you to tote some of that freshness home with you while keeping light out. Available in either a 32 oz or 64 oz version, each sports a swing top closure and is crafted from food grade stainless steel. Unless you plan on bringing a cot to your local brewpub, it's your best option for fresh beer. ... check it out
$28 buy
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Quiiop (NSFW) - Tumblr 2 New York Times Front Page Art - Laughing Squid 3 Cigarette Pack Albums - Flavorwire 4 Concept Bikes We Wish Would Get Made - Cool Material 5 Cooking Steaks on Lava - Digg 6 Every Time Samuel L. Jackson Said “Motherf*cker” - Youtube 7 10 Most Stylish Artists Ever ... continue reading
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The Peasant Knife Can Be Used With Just One Hand SHOP

The beauty of the Peasant Knife rests in its simplicity. Based on a similar knife used 400 years ago, the knife is as low-tech as they come. Each features an extended tang that allows you to open and close the knife with one hand, and the drilled hole gives you the ability to toss it on a lanyard or carry it around your neck. Each features a carbon steel blade that was individually hardened and tempered and will age beautifully over time. ... check it out
$18 buy
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Birdman – Official International Trailer

The first trailer for Birdman left us excited and confused. This extended international trailer has only amplified those feelings. The black comedy about a former movie star trying to mount a little bit of a comeback hits theaters on October 17, and should be marked down in your Google Calendar immediately.
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STEAL: Extra 40% Off Sale Items at Club Monaco STEAL

A lot of the apparel at Club Monaco would be best described as "investment pieces." This weekend, however, that's not the case. From now until 8/3/14, you'll get an extra 40% off sale items with code WEEKEND so you can stock up on quality pieces at pretty stellar prices. We picked out some of our favorites you can ... continue reading
$39+ buy MORE: Clothing, Steals.
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15 Podcasts Every Guy Should Know

Maybe you have a long commute or are just tired of hearing the same Imagine Dragons song every time you turn on the radio, whatever the case, subscribing to a few podcasts could entertain and enlighten you. Problem is, with just about every person in possession of a microphone and a little know-how able to create ... continue reading