Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Current Obsession: Old Medicine Bottles

Before every pill came in an orange-tinted bottle with a white cap, they were dispensed in small glass numbers with sharp little labels. They often treated minor problems in ways that now seem crazy. “Oh, your child has a cough? Here’s some heroin.” Now those bottles, if you can find them, sport a worn appearance ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
$99 buy
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This Walking Dead Beer Is Made With Real Brains

Dock Street Brewery has taken their Walking Dead fandom to another level with their latest brew. Tapping at the Philly brewery on March 30th for the season finale of the show, Dock Street Walker is made with actual smoked goat brains. Yes, it's a beer made with brains. The American Pale Stout is also concocted with ... continue reading
$TBD buy Related Items: Drink, Home.
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The Endless Calendar Will Look Good Forever

For all our calendar apps that do so much and organize our lives, sometimes you just want simplicity. Beautiful simplicity. The Endless Calendar won't keep track of your meetings or when you have to go to the doctor, but it will look damn fine sitting on your desk. Each is printed by hand using wood types and sits ... continue reading
$42 buy Related Items: Clocks, Home.
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The Simpsons LEGO Minifigs Are Here

The official LEGO Simpsons minifigures we've been waiting for are here and they're so much better than we could have even imagined. The collection features 16 different figures all with at least one prop. Even included are Itchy and Scratchy so you can build a LEGO arena for an adorable death match. They'll sell for ... continue reading
$4 buy Related Items: Games, Home.
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The Trailer for Hercules Is Intense

The son of Zeus grabs his sword and returns to the big screen this summer, with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson taking on the lead role. While we originally only thought that Irina Shayk would draw us to the theater to see it, after watching this trailer, our hopes have shot up.
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman - Vanity Fair 2 The Definitive Ranking of Celebrity Sex Tapes - Guyism 3 Tod Seelie’s Prohibition-Inspired Photography - Cool Hunting 4 6 Niche Surf Magazines - Selectism 5 BASE Jumping Off One World Trade Center Gizmodo 6 6 Twitter Accounts That Will Find You ... continue reading
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Inside: GQ x Northern Grade Pop-Up Shop

Northern Grade - the name in men's pop-up shops - recently teamed up with the style mavens over at GQ to host a shop filled with limited-edition gear, some kickass brands, and lots more over in Brooklyn. We perused the goods so you could check out what it was like. You can even snag a small selection of the products ... continue reading
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