Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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This Rum Tastes Like Coffee and Cigarettes

You remember that distinct smell your woodshop teacher had? Not the fragrance of saw dust, but the mixture of morning coffee, stale cigarettes, and occasionally a little hint of booze? Well this is it in a bottle. Stolen handcrafted this spiced Caribbean rum with roasted coffee beans and smoke flavors to give it a unique ... continue reading
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The Great Outdoors Sale SHOP

Real men don't spend their entire summer in air-conditioned comfort. The warm weather and abundant sunshine make this time of year the perfect to go exploring the great outdoors, and right now is the time to gear up to do so. From now until 7/28/14 you'll save 16% on all the outdoor gear we've rounded up in this curated collection. So ditch the couch for a weekend, lace up your boot and get outside. ... check it out
$10+ buy
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Miranda Kerr for Elle Spain (NSFW) - Treats 2 Deconstructing the Perfect Burger - NY Times 3 The Hoppiest Beers You Can Drink Right Now - Cool Material 4 Movie Character Selfies - Gunaxin 5 How to Play with Light While Taking a Picture - Mashable 6 Europe's Secret Drug Capitals - Vice 7 How ... continue reading
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Filson’s Classic Bags Now Come In All Black

For 117 years, Filson has been crafting quality goods designed to stand up to Mother Nature's wrath. Whether that meant tossing one on your back to hunt for gold when C.C. Filson started the company, or grabbing one before hopping the pond for a little excursion nowadays, the brand's always had you covered. Their ... continue reading
$120+ buy MORE: Bags, Gear.
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SYNEK Lets You Enjoy Fresh Craft Beer At Home

Growlers are great for bringing home fresh beer, but once you crack one open, you've committed to drinking the whole thing within a day or two. SYNEK is a clever device that allows you to bring home fresh beer and put it on tap in your house. All you have to do is get the bags filled at a brewery or store and drop ... continue reading
$299 buy MORE: Drink, Home.
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7 Ultra Hoppy Beers You Can Drink Right Now

There's no way to really measure "hoppiness." The term can refer to the aroma of a beer or the bitterness delivered by the specific hops used early in the boil. You can look at IBUs (International Bittering Units) for a general idea of hop bitterness, but that doesn't really tell the whole story. We decided to sniff ... continue reading
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Watch the Last Remaining Hand Manufacturer of Scissors in Action

You've probably never spent a second thinking about how your pair of scissors were made ... and for good reason. Like many simple objects, most scissors are now crafted by machines that churn them out by the case. In an age of soulless machinery, it's refreshing to see someone doing it the old fashioned way.
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Smoked Chocolate Chips

How good are s'mores? Really, who was the beautiful genius who concocted that masterpiece? Now what if we told you that there was something that could actually make s'mores taste better? These are Smoked Chocolate Chips. Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery uses a cold-smoking method with alder wood to infuse these chocolate ... continue reading
$20 buy MORE: Food, Home.
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Cute Surfer Girls - Cute Surfer Girls 2 Martin Scorsese: The Art of Silence - The Awesomer 3 8 Ways to Make Your Phone Live Longer - Youtube 4 Strangers Slapping Each Other - Youtube 5 EA UFC Glitches with Commentary - Youtube 6 9 New Beers You Should Know - Cool Material 7 Proper Tech Behavior ... continue reading
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STEAL: Levi’s Extra 30% Off Sale STEAL

In an age when a pair of jeans can run you a few hundred dollars, Levi's remain a great deal. Right now, they're even more so. Already discounted sale items over at Levi's are currently an extra 30% off. Use code EXTRA30SALE through 7/2/14 to save on some new denim or other apparel. 1. Commuter Shirt - $68 / $35 2. ... continue reading
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9 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor shop in search of some new beers to try, there are a few that are worth keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new and some are seasonal offerings just hitting the shelves. So next time you're out scouting potential fridge-dwellers, keep an eye out for these. New Belgium & ... continue reading
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