Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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The Elaborate Launch of the New Volvo XC90

In a packed amphitheater in Sweden last Wednesday, you might have felt like you were at a Katy Perry concert. Piercing lights cut across a crowd of fans all holding up their phones to capture their next Instagram post. Giant screens blanketed the stage, and video projections gave life to inanimate objects. Only this ... continue reading
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The First Look At the New Mazda Miata

Since you last saw the Mazda Miata, the car has gone on a serious diet and perhaps an intensive juice cleanse or two. The newly announced 2016 Mazda MX-5 (ND) has dropped around 220 pounds and is ready to deliver a little more of that zoom-zoom Mazda keeps promising. The two person roadster is low to the ground (as ... continue reading
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STEAL: 15% Off Sitewide in the Cool Material Shop STEAL

We've been adding new items to our shop on a weekly basis for a while now, and this week is your chance to save on all of them. Head over to the shop, enter your email into the pop-up, and you'll save 15% off sitewide! Snag a new watch, pocket knife, machined pen, or any of the other goods that line our virtual shelves. Hurry up, sale ends Monday, Oct. 6. ... check it out
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The Samsung Note Edge Is One Wild Smartphone

While the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be the smartphone for the masses, the Note Edge will be the one that gets the most buzz. That's thanks to the one curved edge of the display that will act as a place to launch apps and receive alerts and notifications. Outside of the odd little addition, it's basically the same ... continue reading
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Kast Makes Concrete Knobs For Your Furniture

There are some simple ways to give your home a more masculine feel. You could make something out of an old pallet, you could promptly place any doily in the trash, and you could add little concrete hints to a section of your home to give it a more manly feel. These cabinet and furniture knobs from Kast Concrete Knobs ... continue reading
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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 G-Raww (NSFW) - Gavin Glave (via MashKulture) 2 How a Bean Becomes a Fart - Vimeo 3 The Scientific Best Cheese For Pizza - Engadget 4 How to Protect Your Nude Photos - Mashable 5 Each Country's Booze of Choice - Vox 6 10 Food Docs You Should See - Cool Material 7 The World's Favorite Hangover ... continue reading
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The Solid Brass Money Clip Is The Least Pretentious Money Clip Ever SHOP

For far too long, the money clip has been a stuffy and pretentious way to tote around your cash. This Solid Brass Money Clip lends a more rugged feel to the classic clip. Each is cut, tumbled, and bent by hand in Brooklyn and sports a tough machine shop appearance. All are made from solid brass, but the Black Oxide version offers up more of a gunmetal look that will fade with time and use and expose the brass underneath. It’s a more rugged way to carry your cash or cards. ... check it out
$38 buy
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The All-Nighter Recovery Kit

The office is the last place you want to be after a night of heavy drinking: The bright computer screen, the constant chatter of cube-mates and the slew of meetings is enough to make your already queasy stomach do somersaults. Since there are times it’s bound to happen—your college buddy's in town! Dollar beer ... continue reading
MORE: Drink, Home.
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The Sunday Hangover

1 Kyra Santoro - The Hundreds 2 How to Cut Cheese - Huffington Post 3 Goods: Back to Business - Cool Material 4 The Greatest Line Every Simpsons Character Ever Delivered - The Wire 5 8 Bit Sin City - Youtube 6 The Tricks of Documentary Filming - High Snobiety 7 Grilling Hacks - Serious Eats 8 ... continue reading
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