Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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10 Great Off-the-Grid Airbnb Rentals

Airbnb has opened up a world of traveling possibilities. You're no longer locked into hotel locations and prices. And while the company and hosts have given you more options in crowded cities and standard travel spots, they've also provided some off the beaten path. Yes, Airbnb is a godsend for the outdoorsman. ... continue reading
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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
$49+ buy
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Art Nights by Dani Odgers (NSFW) - C-Heads 2 How Shake Shack Makes Their Burgers so Delicious - Fox News 3 The Little Things That Make Watches Expensive - Esquire 4 How to Trim a Beard - The Art of Manliness 5 Theodore Roosevelt's Mixed Martial Arts - Fightland 6 Where Daily Doubles are Placed ... continue reading
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Japanese Herb Stash Containers SHOP

Keeping your stash in Ziploc bags makes you look like a party-hungry college freshman. For a more adult way of handling things, consider one of these Stash Containers. Made from either beaten copper or Paulownia tree wood, each has an inner lid to keep things fresh and an aesthetic that will jive with a clean, modern room. The copper container even includes a copper scoop, and either can be used for tea and other loose items, as well. It's time to graduate from baggies. ... check it out
$30+ buy
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8 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we’d recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are seasonals making their return, and some were just announced for future release. So next time you’re out scouting some potential fridge-dwellers, ... continue reading
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MeUndies – The World’s Most Comfortable Underwear SPONSORED

MeUndies makes the worlds most comfortable underwear - specializing in non-riding, ridiculously comfortable underwear made from Lenzing Modal fabric. And don’t think that comfort needs to trump style either, because with limited edition artist collaborations, you'll literally be wearing a piece of art. March’s Design of the Month, The Valley by Alex Zohar, is a prime example of how artistic expression can mesh with supreme quality and comfort to create the perfect pair of undies. MeUndies delivers the most premium underwear straight to your door - so try them today and get free shipping to the U.S. and Canada. ... check it out
$20 buy
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Marton Kecskes Photography (NSFW) - Tumblr 2 UFC Fighters Before and After Fights - Free York 3 The Greatest Movie Car Chase You’ve Never Seen - Road and Track 4 Red & Yellow: A Wes Anderson Supercut - Vimeo 5 Breaking Bad Easter Eggs You Missed - Youtube 6 Paul Thomas Anderson: From a Distance ... continue reading
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Steal: Throne Watches 34% Off SHOP

Throne Watches breathes new life into various timepieces by pairing them with a hand-stitched and rugged Horween leather strap. The Brooklyn team finds watches in shops, takes off the tired straps, and attaches one of their eye-catching leather ones to give the watch a fresh new lease on life. Each is one-of-a-kind, ... continue reading
$66+ buy MORE: Style, Watches.
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Handcrafted Leather Basketballs

With all the flash that comes with basketball gear, it's odd the ball has remained so bland for so long. Unofish elevates the humble rock by handcrafting each out of deluxe Italian and imported leather. Each limited edition ball is a work of art you'll want to polish after each scuff. The collection features a range ... continue reading