Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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The Seven Kingdoms Mug SHOP

Channel your inner Tyrion Lannister and drink your wine—or beer, booze, blood of your enemies—from this handmade Horn Mug. Each is crafted from a real cattle horn and is ready for your next Game of Thrones feast. And since each is made from actual cattle horn, no two are alike. All are finished by hand and attached ... continue reading
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One-Piece Leather Wallets Made in Brooklyn SHOP

Your wallet holds some of your most important items and it’s with you everyday, so why would you buy something poorly made that you hate looking at? These wallets from Death at Sea are constructed out of one stunning piece of leather that’s been laser cut and folded into a wallet worthy of all your important cards and cash. Each is made in Brooklyn and offers space for bills, cards, and other necessities. They blend the classic good looks of traditional wallets with a bit of a modern edge thanks to the interior skull logo and raw inside edges. ... check it out
$45+ buy
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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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Machined Dice

If the dice in that travel Monopoly set just feel a tad too cheap to you, check out these 1/2" aluminum Machined Dice. Made ideal for travel, the dice where smartly machined to balance the weight perfectly. This was achieved by varying the depths of the spots on them so no side is weighted more than any other (kind ... continue reading
$20 buy MORE: Games, Home, Games.
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Solo Smart Drone

Since your next drone purchase will probably be your first drone purchase, it pays to go with something fairly straightforward. The Solo Smart Drone from 3DR gives you all the functionality of more complicated quadcopters in an easy to understand package. It starts with a video game-like controller that delivers pushbutton ... continue reading
$1000 buy MORE: Tech, 3DR, Drones.
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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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ANICORN Series 000 Watches

Opting for concentric discs instead of standard hands, ANICORN's Series 000 watches are truly unique. The minimal automatic timepieces still display hours, minutes, and seconds, but they do so in a way that will take you a little bit of time to get used to. Once you do, you'll appreciate the clever and clean design ... continue reading
$325 buy MORE: Style, Anicorn, Watches.
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Wastelands - Yume Magazine 2 Stream 'Cherry Bomb' from Tyler, The Creator - Hypetrak 3 The Most Stylish Movies of the 90s, Ranked - Esquire 4 The Life of a Whiskey Barrel - Cool Material 5 Anthony Bourdain's Tips for Eating Well While Abroad - Entrepreneur 6 Almost Every Song Used in a Wes Anderson ... continue reading
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With Whiskey Bullets, It’s Okay to Mix Ammo and Alcohol SHOP

On our list of bad combinations, whiskey and weapons is up there with toothpaste and orange juice. And while we’d normally never recommend mixing the two, we’re going to make an exception. These Whiskey Bullets are the most menacing way to chill a few fingers of the good stuff. The bullets sink to the bottom of your glass and slightly chill your drink without watering it down and costing you flavor. Each bullet is rounded off so you won’t chip or scratch your tumbler. The next time you’re concocting a devilish plan, make this the ammo to chill your hooch. ... check it out
$45 buy