Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Stanislav Liepa (NSFW) - Stanislav Liepa 2 The Watches of the US Presidents - Hodinkee 3 Jay-Z's Spending Habits - Medium 4 Sneaker Art - Cool Material 5 25 Under 25: The Young Leaders of Style - Complex 6 How Walter White Went From Chemistry Teacher to Meth King Pin - Vanity Fair 7 What You ... continue reading
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This Mini EDC Pen is Just 2″ Long SHOP

You never have a pen when you need one. That’s a fact. But it’s not because you’re forgetful; it’s because pens are funny-shaped objects that jut from pockets, jab legs, and turn you into a drafter when tucked behind your ear. This is why we fully endorse slapping the Mini Brass EDC Pen on your keychain. At ... continue reading
$55 buy MORE: Gear, EDC, Pens.
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Pocket Squares by Declan Clean Your Phone, Glasses, and More SPONSORED

The pocket square, while timeless, is useless. Yeah, it looks good, but that's about all it does. Declan has changed that. Declan is a pocket square, handkerchief, and cleaning cloth all in one. Keep it as a stylish accessory in your breast or back pocket, and pull it out when you need to clean your phone screen, glasses, camera, or other device. Declan's signature materials help actually clean your gear, not just spread smudges around like when you use your shirt. And with plenty of styles to choose from, Declan can truly go anywhere. ... check it out
$6+ buy
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Customize Your MacBook With LEGO

Pop into any coffee shop and you'll see a gaggle of MacBooks covered in unique stickers. That sort of customization has always been a bit permanent for us. The Brik Case, which is billed as 'The World's Most Customizable MacBook Case,' allows you to cover your cover in LEGO bricks and other popular toy blocks. Case ... continue reading
$35 buy MORE: Tech, Apple, Brik Case, LEGO, Macbook.
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Sneakers Turned Into Works of Art

Plenty of sneakerheads already consider certain footwear pieces of art. Phil Robson (aka FILFURY) takes the idea one step further. As highlighted by Quartz, the British artist snaps pictures of sneakers and then digitally mashes them up into something new and interesting. Robson starts by thinking of what each sneaker ... continue reading
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Topo Designs Mountain Pack

Your standard backpack isn't durable enough for the outdoors, and your average camping pack is a bit too utilitarian for everyday use. With that in mind, Topo Designs created the Mountain Pack. Durable and lightweight enough to take hiking or climbing, yet attractive enough to use as an everyday backpack. The Mountain ... continue reading
$189 buy MORE: Gear, Backpacks, Topo Designs.
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

Season after season, Nice Laundry churns out the cleanest, most edited collection of socks out there. Their Spring/Summer 2015 collection just launched and the highlight is their “Sock Drawer Makeover," which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for just $99 with free shipping. That's a fraction of the price you’d pay anywhere else. Plus, they’ll recycle all of your old socks for free—whether you’re a Wild Child or a Dreamer, that’s some Spring Cleaning you’ll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can even receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Gregorio Campos Photography (NSFW) - Instagram 2 Around the World in 18 Offensive Gestures - Digg 3 10 Fun Ways to Play with Fire - Youtube 4 This Year’s ‘DWR Champagne Chair Contest’ Winners - Design Notes 5 Dream Sequences in the Movies - Vimeo 6 Loneliness of Sofia Coppola - Vimeo 7 ... continue reading
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The Weekend Agenda

Every Friday we’ll get you hooked up with some solid weekend plans. These are the things we think you should watch, read or do over the next few days. 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 ... 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
$N/A buy MORE: Rides, Motorcycles, Triumph.
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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
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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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