Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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7 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 worth keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are brewery-only releases, some were just announced for future release, and some are seasonal offerings just coming back around. So next time you're out ... continue reading
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Creative Sound Blaster Roar SPONSORED

The Sound Blaster Roar is like a wolverine: it's diminutive in size but packs a serious punch. The team at Creative loaded an impressive bi-amplified 5-driver system with a subwoofer inside a case about the size of a hardcover book. It delivers seriously impressive bass along with crisp audio for an unrivaled portable ... continue reading
$150 buy MORE: Audio, Tech.
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After months spent designing a mind-bending range of patterns, mastering the newest knitting technologies, and pulling impeccably dynamic color palettes, Nice Laundry is proud to announce their epic Fall/Winter 2014 collection. The $99 sock drawer makeover (18 pairs) is still their most popular offering, allowing you to load up on high-quality socks for a fraction of the price you'd pay anywhere else. Plus, they'll recycle your old socks for free. It's a perfect fresh start for fall. Cool Material readers can even get a special edition bonus pair and free US shipping with their first order. ... check it out
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Everyday Carry Trays SHOP

Tossing your wallet, keys, and random everyday carry items haphazardly on your nightstand after work looks sloppy. Problem is, most valets on the market look like they belong in a dusty antique shop and not on your dresser. These simple leather valets are a stylish alternative. Each Everyday Carry Tray is handmade in Minneapolis using belt-weight leather and solid brass rivets. They’re sturdy and raw, and a perfect home for your daily necessities. ... check it out
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The Monocle Guide to Good Business

Since 2007, Monocle has been our go-to magazine for inspiring our work. Now the business/culture magazine has released The Monocle Guide to Good Business with the aim of inspiring readers to find or create a rewarding career. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creativity and creation in general, the book ... continue reading
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Hunter Backpacks Protect Your Gear From The Elements

You're already familiar with Hunter even if you don't know it. The brand has been churning out those iconic Wellington Boots since the 1800s. Now they've taken their waterproofing know-how and applied it to keeping your gear safe from the elements. Their new collection of backpacks each come clad in one single color ... continue reading
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Building a Better Toolbox

It can be overwhelming to stroll the aisles of your local hardware store piecing together your toolbox. You could easily walk out with way more tools than you need and a bill that would eliminate the possibility of hiring a handyman if you screwed anything up. What you need is a smarter toolbox. One pared down to just ... continue reading
MORE: Features, Tools.
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VSSL Supplies Is Your Survival Kit In a Tube

When packing your bag for an outdoor excursion, it can be easy to stuff it until the zipper pops with gear you might need in an emergency. In an effort to pare down the necessities, VSSL created this Supplies cylinder. Each is made from seamless extruded military specification anodized aluminum and contains an LED ... continue reading
$89 buy MORE: Gear, Outdoors.
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This Might Be The Sexiest Ferrari Concept Ever

If you like your cars to have more curves than a theme park water slide, take a gander at this beauty. The Ferrari F80 Supercar from Italian designer Adriano Raeli is the concept your dreams have been craving. The ride boasts 1,200 horsepower and a twin-turbo V8 that would make it perform slightly better than your ... continue reading
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This Book Celebrates Banksy’s Stay in New York

If you walked the streets of New York City last October, it was not uncommon to see people staring at graffiti and asking each other "Is that a Banksy?" Answer, it probably wasn't. Now, photographer and writer Ray Mock has given us a little look back at the month-long Banksy visit to the Big Apple. The book features ... continue reading
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