Mike Newman

About: Managing Editor at Cool Material

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Tuesday Link Roundup

1 Your Favourite Son (NSFW) - Favourite Son 2 Tour Every World Cup Stadium with Google Maps - The Wire 3 12 of the Greatest Missing Watches - Hodinkee 4 All the Drug References in Hip-Hop, Visualized - Nerve 5 How to Make Sriracha Bacon Onion Rings - Half-Baked Goods 6 This Burger Has 17 Types of ... continue reading
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This Knife Block Is Inspired By A Rough Cut Diamond

The problem with buying good-looking knives is that you only get to show them off when you're cooking. Most of the time they're sitting in a wooden knife block hidden from view. The Black Diamond is the knife block that lets you put those knives on display in a pretty sexy package. Inspired by a rough cut diamond, ... continue reading
$118 buy MORE: Food, Home.
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The Great Outdoors Sale SHOP

Real men don't spend their entire summer in air-conditioned comfort. The warm weather and abundant sunshine make this time of year the perfect to go exploring the great outdoors, and right now is the time to gear up to do so. From now until 7/28/14 you'll save 16% on all the outdoor gear we've rounded up in this curated collection. So ditch the couch for a weekend, lace up your boot and get outside. ... check it out
$10+ buy
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8 Whiskeys To Share With Your Dad

There’s no question your dad would appreciate a card and a gift this Father’s Day, but if you really want to show your pops you care, crack a bottle of whiskey with him. Pour two glasses and listen to some of his old war stories so you can know more about the man who raised you. We’ve picked out a few really ... continue reading
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The Wearable Bike Lock That Actually Looks Good

Wearable bike locks aren't new. There have been ones on the market for awhile, but they mostly look strictly utilitarian. The Safe At Home Bike Lock was created not only to function, but to look good while you were wearing it around. Each is handmade using an 8mm iron chain that gets covered in weaved polypropylene ... continue reading
$65 buy MORE: Bikes, Rides.
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The Evolution of the US World Cup Soccer Jersey

The Evolution of the US World Cup Soccer Jersey Let’s just say that the draw for the US team in this year’s World Cup was not a favorable one. Getting out of a group that consists of Germany, Portugal, and--recent nemesis--Ghana, will be a tough task for the Americans. If we do go down early, at least we’ll ... continue reading
MORE: The Roundup.
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These Collar Stays Are Handcrafted Out Of Wood SHOP

Nothing kills the appearance of a dress shirt like a curled up and mangled collar. Collar stays are your solution, and few are as sharp as these. Each set of four is handcrafted in the USA out of either ash or walnut. Because of the wood and the process, no two stays are identical. Perfect as a last minute Father's Day gift or to tame your own shirt collars. ... check it out
$20 buy
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The ICON E-Flyer Is Inspired By WWI-Era Racers

With the looks of an old-school board track racer, the latest ride from ICON combines retro styling with modern technology into one gorgeous package. The electric bike boasts two settings--2o MPH in Street Mode and 36 MPH in Race Mode (which requires you to sign a waiver)--and can be charged in just 2.5 hours with ... continue reading
$4995 buy MORE: Bikes, Rides.
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The Mushroom Knife Is Ideal For More Than Just Foraging SHOP

You don’t need to forage for mushrooms to appreciate the usefulness of this knife. While the blade is designed to remove mushrooms from the ground, the tweezers to pick away pine needles, and the brush to clear excess dirt, the Mushroom Knife will come in handy in a variety of situations that don’t involve acquiring additions for your next soup. The curved blade with its sharp point makes for an excellent do-everything camping knife, and the brush can assist while preparing some food for the campfire. ... check it out
$33 buy
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This Jerrycan is Actually a Toolbox

Jerrycans were invented back in the 30s so the German military could transport their fuel around in a more efficient fashion. This Rampage Trail Can Utility Box won't hold your gasoline and probably won't see a battlefield, but it will make your work around the house a hell of a lot better. Instead of just a vast wasteland ... continue reading
$87 buy MORE: Home, Tools.
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TIK Is The Thinnest And Lightest Keychain Around

Few things are as annoyingly uncomfortable as a jagged set of keys in your front pocket. Until now, there haven't been many options that counteract this problem outside of just tossing your keys in a work bag. TIK (Thin Is Key) is a clever keychain that streamlines that mess of keys so they can even fit in your wallet ... continue reading
$49 buy MORE: Gear, Tools.
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Goods: Tactical Defense EDC

Hauling ass out of a bad situation will always be the best way to end it. You take your pride and save it for another day. There are times, however, when that just isn’t an option. In those situations, one of the following items might come in handy. Take a little bit of time to learn how to use something like a kubotan ... continue reading