Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

Every new homebrewer dreams of creating the world's next great beer. But before you craft a Pliny-level Double IPA on your own, you're probably going to want to try your hand at some recipes. Here are 10 award-winners that go down easy. a.linkhiglight { background: #9cc4cc !important; font-style: italic; ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Beer, Brewing.
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The Grant Watch SHOP

Trends come and go, but a classic-looking timepiece will never go out of style. The Grant watch by TOKYObay is highlighted by a simple yet elegant face and unique domed dial. It’s sophisticated without being bland. Complete with a slim handset and a small subdial, the Grant watch is proudly minimal. Choose from ... continue reading
$187 buy MORE: Style, TOKYObay, Watches.
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Ministry of Supply Aviator Bomber Jacket SPONSORED

The Bomber jacket is one of the most iconic pieces of menswear. But even classics can benefit from some modern ingenuity. Introducing the Aviator from Ministry of Supply. Keeping the bomber’s classic silhouette intact, Ministry of Supply added 4-way stretch to constricting spots to improve range of motion. Worried about overheating? The Aviator boasts laser-drilled ventilation under the arms and along the upper back and moisture-wicking fabric throughout. Plus, a durable water-repellent finish and waterproof zipper ensure full protection. It’s the classic bomber jacket, only better. ... check it out
$278 buy
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Entourage – Official Trailer #2

Vince will struggle with his career choices, Drama will spout ridiculous advice on topics you know he's clueless about, and E and Sloan will bicker like an old married couple. Look, you already know what's going to happen in the Entourage movie, but, just like with every episode, you know you're going to still see ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Suki Waterhouse - GQ 2 Making the Jurassic Park LEGO Film - The Verge 3 The Best Single Malt Whisky Is—Once Again—Not from Scotland - Cool Material 4 How to Sell a Stolen Banksy - The Daily Beast 5 Making Skateboards Out of Garbage - Huh 6 A 6-Speed Transmission Built from LEGO Bricks - Digg 7 ... continue reading
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Robot Clock by MB&F

This robotic clock is far from the one you had as a kid with a digital display planted in Optimus Prime's plastic stomach. Melchior, from MB&F and L'Epée 1839, is a 480-component mechanical table clock that just happens to look like something out of a sci-fi film. Complete with a 40-day power reserve that's measured ... continue reading
$36000 buy MORE: Home, Clocks, MB&F.
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The World’s Best Whiskies 2015

Last year, the World Whiskies Awards selected a Tasmanian offering as the finest single malt in the world. It was a slap in the face to Scottish distillers known for cleaning up in such categories. If that was a slap, this, perhaps, is a haymaker. Here are some of the winners from the 2015 World Whiskies Awards, including ... continue reading
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Nike Air Pegasus ’83 ‘Woven’

Nike likes to test the waters with an innovative design before applying it to a ton of their sneakers. That's the case with this woven style, which first appeared on a pair of 1989 Pegasus sneakers last year, and is now being applied to the Air Pegasus '83. Available in gray or black, the running sneakers come complete ... continue reading
$104 buy MORE: Style, Nike, Pegasus, Sneakers.
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MUJI Body Fit Cushion

You have to get creative when your home has the floor space of a tiny Tokyo apartment. Luckily, MUJI, the minimal Japanese lifestyle brand, has designed a piece of furniture that’s adaptable and easy to toss around. Basically, it’s a grown-up bean bag chair. The Body Fit Cushion is designed to contour to your body ... continue reading
$190 buy MORE: Home, Furniture, Muji.
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Lars Botten Photography (NSFW) - Lars Botten (via Mash Kulture) 2 ‘Google Feud’ Lets You Guess What Autocomplete Would Say - Google Feud 3 A Guide to Great Spring Vests - Cool Material 4 Inside the Best Pizza Place in Rome - Sploid 5 10 Instagram Accounts for Interior Design Inspiration - Details 6 ... continue reading
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Craft Beer Brewed With Space Yeast

For a beer that's truly out of this world (we are so sorry), check out Ninkasi Brewing's latest beer: Ground Control. Last year, the brewery sent six vials of brewer's yeast into space (77.3 miles up)—this was their second attempt to do so—and brought them back to brew up this Imperial Stout. Brewed with Oregon ... continue reading
$19 buy MORE: Food & Drink, Beer, Ninkasi.
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Maple Bourbon Candle SHOP

With all the wonderful sweetness of a fine Tennessee whiskey, these soy wax candles were made to fill your room with a scent you won’t find at your local Yankee Candle. Each was hand-poured with clean-burning soy wax and finished with a wooden wick that will crackle like a campfire while lit. Poured into a recycled ... continue reading