Tim Jacobsen

About: Founder of Cool Material.

Web: http://coolmaterial.com

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Tokyo International Gift Show 2014

In our ongoing effort to find the latest and greatest in gear and products for you, our dear readers, we decided to take a trip to Tokyo last week to see what was up at the Tokyo International Gift Show. After a couple of days of non-stop sushi, ramen and robots, we made our way over to Tokyo Big Sight with camera ... continue reading
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Goods: Back to Business

To prepare yourself for success, you need the right tools. As your mind switches back into work mode, we recommend giving your office gear a little refresher. Pick up some new earbuds, a pen, and any other items we’ve assembled here to make it a bit more bearable to get back to business. Brass Retrak Pen - ... continue reading
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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
$49 buy
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STEAL: Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Menswear Sale STEAL

Twice a year, the people at Nordstrom go a little crazy and put a ton of menswear on sale. Lucky for you, now is one of those times. We went through all 9,000+ items and picked out 45 of our favorites, each at least 30% off. Hurry over because sizes will go quick. Slide 1: 1. Bandana Print Swim Shorts - $46 2. ... continue reading
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Wear This: Indigo

If you haven’t noticed, indigo is kind of having a moment. No longer relegated to just denim, blue fabrics from Japan have been used to craft all sorts of apparel as of late. These fabrics were the inspiration for the latest edition of our Word. Notebooks, and we decided to show them off with some of our other favorite ... continue reading
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Goods: The Ultimate Burger Gear

If you’re really serious about making burgers, you can spend your money on more than just good meat. There’s a world of gear out there to equip yourself with if you have the cash. Here’s some of the ultimate gear perfect for those without a budget and an insatiable appetite. Grills Weber Summit S-670 ... continue reading
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HBO’s VICE Season 1 Trailer

VICE magazine's new HBO series is scheduled to kick-off on April 5th. Essentially, the show will be what we do best: a variety of mind-melting stories from around the globe and immersive detours into the scariest, most absurd, and flat-out unbelievable cultures and situations around the globe. Here are a few ideas ... continue reading
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Office Space: Vintage

With a multitude of surge protectors, glowing computer screens, and treadmill desks, the modern office is, well, modern. Modern is good, but we still like having a bit of personality around us while we work and not just blinking gadgets. Even if vintage items aren’t really vintage at all, they still add character to any office. Here are some ideas to get you started. ... continue reading
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Knife Cufflinks

There are two accessories every guy needs: a pocket knife and a pair of cufflinks. So naturally combining those two items is a smart move. Knife Cufflinks are like classy concealed weapons that you can carry with you almost anywhere (with the exception of air travel of course). Each cufflink features a mini fold out ... continue reading
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MINI USA Not Normal Sales Event (Sponsored)

To celebrate the NOT NORMAL SALES EVENT, MINI USA set up hidden cameras in a MINI dealership and sprung a few surprises on customers including sending in a unicorn-riding knight and a breakdancing bear. MINI got the reactions on tape - see for yourself if the customers shared MINI’s love of all things Not ... continue reading
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OMG Eye Chart Cocktail Shaker

Every man should own a cocktail shaker. That doesn’t mean, however, that every man has to own the same standard silver one everybody else does. This shaker not only handles the mixing of your beverages, but also doubles as a test to see whether you should mix another. Here’s a hint, if you can still read the “OMG ... continue reading
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STEAL: Beer Glasses – 45% Off

Drinking out of the bottle is fine for barbecues with cheap beer, but if you're enjoying something that would never touch a Solo cup, it's time you got some decent glasses. Fab has some nice Libbey beer glasses for up to 45% off up right now. The sale only lasts a couple of days, so we'd suggest getting yours ASAP.
$10+ buy MORE: Beer, Drink, Home.