Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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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: Dora Yoder (NSFW) - Dora Yoder 2 READ THIS: The Sneakerheads Racing to Save Their Kicks From Decay - Wired 3 MAKE THIS: Iron Pipe Draft ... continue reading
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Ministry of Supply’s Gemini Dress Shirt Never Has to Be Ironed or Dry Cleaned SPONSORED

Most dress shirts are incredibly uncomfortable and require lots of upkeep. Not the case with Ministry of Supply's new Gemini Dress Shirt. Featuring 2-way stretch material design, the shirt is made for your body in motion. And thanks to a custom fabric blend that combines the temperature regulating PCM from their Apollo shirt and some traditionally structured cotton, you won't feel stuffy and sweaty wearing it. It's also incredibly easy to care for—there's no dry cleaning or ironing necessary, and wrinkles come out as you wear it. You can look better, feel better, and ditch the standard dress shirt hassle. ... check it out
$148 buy
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Weekly Style Finds

Weekly Style Finds Sifting through menswear trends and labels is too much for the average guy. Why would you want to spend your day researching when you know 99% of the things you’d find you’d never wear? A better option: Weekly Style Finds. Each week we’ll bring you some of our favorite new items so you ... continue reading
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Copper Moscow Mule Mug SHOP

Ever since the Moscow Mule was concocted back in 1941, it’s been consumed from an attention-stealing copper mug—like this one. This 12 oz. version is crafted from 100% pure copper and is perfect for your summer drinks—Moscow Mules or not. Since copper is a highly conductive metal, the mug will keep your cold ... continue reading
$24 buy MORE: Food & Drink, Copper, Mug.
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Luc Braquet Photography (NSFW) - Luc Braquet  2 Inside the Camera Bags of Professional Photographers - ShotKit 3 Unseen Nirvana Nevermind Photographs - Modern Rocks Gallery 4 Decoding Different Types of Wine Bottles - Valet 5 Pot K-Cups - The Verge 6 The Man Behind the Cars of Mad Max - Jalopnik 7 ... continue reading
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17 Home Design Shops Every Guy Should Know

Outfitting your home or apartment with the furniture, artwork, and knickknacks from the same big box stores that everyone else shops at is a recipe for a clone of a home. Your pad will look just like countless other pads. Your couch will be the same as a friend's; your coffee table will be the same one your coworker, ... continue reading
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u-Jays On-Ear Headphones

The Swedes know a thing or two about stunning minimal design. While that's usually seen in clean pieces of furniture, here's a bit of it in a pair of on-ear headphones. Developed over the course of two years, the u-JAYS blend an authentic listening experience with a design that's free of unnecessary clutter. Custom ... continue reading
$200 buy MORE: Tech, Headphones, Jays.
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BOLT2 – The World’s Smallest 2.4A Battery Backup + Wall Charger SPONSORED

FLUXMOB BOLT is the world's smallest battery backup and wall charger combined. It's awesome, but based on feedback, FLUXMOB went ahead and improved on the original. Introducing: BOLT². FLUXMOB was able to double the capacity to 6000mAh, add a second USB port, and most importantly, they more than doubled the output to 2.4A. What does that all mean? It means you can charge your phones and tablets at the same time and up to 4x faster than standard USB. Despite these performance upgrades, BOLT² is still ultra compact. TAKE CHARGE with BOLT². ... check it out
$50 buy
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Nikko La Mere Photography - Nikko La Mere 2 Jay Leno Rides the Ronin 47 - Youtube 3 8 New Apps You Should Know - Cool Material 4 Wes Anderson Characters as LEGO Minifigs - Hypebeast 5 How Your Musical Tastes Change Over Time - Boing Boing 6 What Songs Look Like as Paintings - All That is Interesting 7 ... continue reading
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FB1 Race-Taxi

For all the love the VW bus gets, little to none of it is earned from its killer performance. That's what makes the FB1 Race-Taxi so wild. What appears as just a freshly painted 1962 Volkswagen T1 Bulli Van, is actually a beast with 530 horsepower and 558 pound-feet of torque. That power comes thanks to an engine ... continue reading
$N/A buy MORE: Rides, Cars, Porsche, Volkswagen.
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8 Grilling Hacks For a Better BBQ

It's the season of charred meat. For too long you've been cooped up cooking in a kitchen; it's time to get out. That means it's time to dust off the grill. But before you go throw some patties on, consider trying one or more of these grilling hacks. Each will help elevate your BBQ game this summer. Use Your ... continue reading
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