Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

Web: http://about.me/mike_newman

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Beer Cap Maps

Remember the map you filled out with state quarters when they were released? Well, that's the idea behind these maps, only you're not using money, you're using the caps from beers you've consumed. Beer Cap Maps allow you to display bottle caps from each state's finest breweries. Each is made in Wisconsin with wood ... continue reading
$18+ buy MORE: Food & Drink, Home, Beer, Decor.
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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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Goods: Stealth Knives

Goods: Stealth Knives While blatantly carrying around a knife is one way to make sure you don’t get attacked, it’s also a quick way to come off as a lunatic to the 99.99% of other people who don’t want to attack you. For a handy knife that’s a bit more covert, consider one of these. Each could assist you ... continue reading
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Incredible Wingsuit Flight Captured on a GoPro

To showcase the power and capabilities of the GoPro HERO3+. Brandon Mikesell took to the mountains of Walenstadt, Switzerland. Not satisfied with simply walking around with GoPro in hand, Mikesell donned a wingsuit and glided through the picturesque landscape. When you're not worried about him potentially hitting ... continue reading
MORE: Videos, GoPro.
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The Carbon-Fiber Gladiator Suit

Getting cracked in the head with a metal stick or sliced across the arm with a sharp blade are quick ways to end your weapons-based martial arts career. That's why schools drill with modified instruments and gladiator-esque fights to the death have vanished. But for those who really want to spar, the Lorica suit ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Lars Botten Photography (NSFW) - Lars Botten  2 How to Cook Meat on a Spit - Art of Manliness 3 The History of Skateboarding - Highsnobiety 4 The Lost Sherlock Holmes Story - Telegraph 5 The Beer Bottle Temple of Thailand - Slate 6 The 25 Most Outstanding Restaurants of 2015 - GQ 7 Your Pre-Date ... continue reading
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10 New Books You Should Know

Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next great book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so it helps to know what's worth your time. Here are a handful of new titles we think deserve a space on your eReader or on ... continue reading
MORE: Features.