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: Anouk Morgan - Anouk Morgan (via Mash Kulture) 2 READ THIS: Waze and the Traffic Panopticon - New Yorker 3 EAT THIS: The 50 Most Important ... continue reading
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Metal Accordion Toolbox SHOP

Crafted, hand-assembled, and inspected by a small, four-person company in Italy, the Metal Accordion Toolbox is an ode to a time gone by. The dual-level box features an accordion-style opening system that allows for easy access to all the tools stored inside. The metal construction is stripped of all ornamentation ... continue reading
$109 buy MORE: Gear, Tools.
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The World’s First Smart Ceiling Fan – Haiku with SenseME Technology SPONSORED

Haiku® with SenseME™ is the world's first smart ceiling fan, and using it will actually save you money. Each is made in the USA and comes with an onboard computer to monitor room conditions and adjust the fan's speed automatically to keep you comfortable. It'll also help you save up to 30% on air conditioning in the summer and 25% on heating costs in the winter. Each Haiku is tested in a state-of-the-art sound chamber to ensure it's completely silent. You can even control it through a smartphone app. It's time for a smarter ceiling fan; it's time for Haiku with SenseME. ... check it out
$1045 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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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
MORE: Features, Style.
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Meet the Muse: Sophie Dalah - Highsnobiety 2 What Makes a Good Bagel - Serious Eats 3 The Greatest Jokes Ever Told - Esquire 4 How to Make the Perfect Hangover Egg Sammy - Brobible 5 The 50 Best Restaurants in the World - The World's 50 Best 6 The 3 Instagram Filters For More Likes - Refinery29 7 ... continue reading
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The Pocket Knife Sale SHOP

A pocket knife is one of the most basic tools a man could need. It's also the most useful. Before all the outdoor excursions you embark on this summer, consider refreshing your tool of choice. Right now, all pocket knives are on sale in the Cool Material Shop, which means it's the ideal time for a trusty new do-everything ... continue reading
$8+ buy MORE: Gear, EDC, Pocket Knives.
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GoPro HERO+ LCD

The latest updated to the classic GoPro HERO is pretty big one. Borrowing a bit from the HERO 4 Silver, the new HERO+ LCD comes complete with its own built-in LCD touchscreen for easier menu navigation, picture previews, and playback. To go with the new screen, the HERO+ LCD can also claim to be the first GoPro to ... continue reading
$300 buy MORE: Tech, Cameras, GoPro, Photography.
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Aviator Shorts from Ministry of Supply – A Smarter Pair of Shorts SPONSORED

At some point, guys adopted basketball shorts as appropriate summer attire because of comfort. It's time for a pair of shorts more presentable with the same relaxed feel; it's time for the Aviator Shorts from Ministry of Supply. Thanks to 4-way stretch material and a clever design, the Aviator Shorts will move with you effortlessly. Each pair wicks away moisture to keep you dry, features a urethane waistband that keep shirts tucked in, and is coated with a water-resistant polymer that causes water to bead upon contact. Finally a pair of good-looking shorts that don't feel and act like cardboard. ... check it out
$98 buy
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Screen Test - Jodi Lee - High Snobiety 2 All the Easter Eggs in Mad Max: Fury Road - Youtube 3 This Summer’s Best Movies You Haven’t Heard of Yet - Cool Material 4 Inside the Studio: Design a Bandana with Jon Contino - Youtube 5 Conrad and the Steamplant - A Continuous Lean 6 The Cost of Weed ... 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: 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
MORE: Link Roundups.