Tim Jacobsen

About: Founder of Cool Material.

Web: http://coolmaterial.com

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Camo Baseball

Few things in life are as sacred to a man as his love of his favorite baseball team. Even if you don't get out to as many games as you would like, the appeal of a crappy, expensive beer and a dog keeps you coming back for more. Most of us our past our prime for ball playing, but it's never too late for playing ball. ... continue reading
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The Corkcicle

Sometimes, the simplest things in life are the best. This is especially true when it comes to wine that’s better chilled. Wine chillers are expensive and require time to get your vino to drinkable temps. Ice buckets are messy and turn everything into ice wine. The solution is simple – a giant, reusable icicle made ... continue reading
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
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Recycled Inner Tube Toiletry Kit

Describing traveling with toiletries as a pain in the ass is like describing being in a car accident as inconvenient. If you're incapable of escaping from things like hair product, moisturizer and your favorite razor, you need a quality dopp kit to keep things safe when you're on the road. This water resistant truck ... continue reading
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Lamy Safari Charcoal Collection

Lamy's Safari Charcoal Collection (you get to pick between a rollerball pen, ballpoint pen or mechanical pencil) isn't a collection of the nicest writing implements you'll ever own, but they're the note-taking instruments you'll have on you at all times. Each of the indispensable tools is made of matte charcoal ABS ... continue reading
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Sponsored: Visa’s Memory Mapper

This post is sponsored by Visa. (Thanks Visa!) Bragging to your friends about that hottie you met last weekend is always better with photographic evidence. But cell phone pics only go so far. Remember the who, where, when, and even what you ate from all your escapades with Visa’ s Memory Mapper app, a synergistic ... continue reading
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The New Art

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Graffiti has existed for decades as simple gang tags on street corners, illegible writing on subway cars, or bathroom stall words of wisdom on penis size and/or who to call ... continue reading
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5 Iconoclasts and their Moment

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Over the eons, the arc of human history has been bent towards a new future by many things: the invention of the wheel, the signing of the Magna Carta, the Renaissance, the ... continue reading
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Behind Simple Ingenuity

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Some of the greatest inventions of the modern era--the microprocessor, the internal combustion engine, Bloody Marys--took years of development and contain complex systems ... continue reading
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I’m CEO…Bitch! Card Case

Mixing business and pleasure might be frowned upon, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have business cards on you at all times. You never know when you're going to run into a potential business partner - or a free lunch fishbowl - so best to be prepared. Unless you want to advertise the fact you're only as serious ... continue reading
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Aspen Day 6: Roll Credits

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. The last day of screenings, and my last day at Aspen Film Shortsfest, was split into 3 blocks: a 3:45 animation extravaganza, a 6pm block and a 9pm block. Trust me when I tell ... continue reading
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Aspen Day 5: I Love Aspen

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. I almost feel bad sleeping in, but it's been a long few days and this bed is comfortable. I find out that my hotel has $16 pocket-sized o2 tanks for sale, so I buy one and ... continue reading
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Aspen Day 4: Grape Expectations

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. Organizing the festival the way it is - by keeping its screenings in two blocks later in the day - it gives you enough time to enjoy the day. While some of this time is used ... continue reading
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Cool Material Goes to Aspen (Day 1)

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. When I was approached to head out to Aspen to cover the 20th annual Aspen Shortsfest, my heart skipped a beat. For an aspiring filmmaker, the chance to attend screenings of ... continue reading
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Kindness Above Malice

We spend a lot of time talking about the latest and greatest in everything from watches to wallets and gadgets to girls, but we're going to take a break for one post to talk about a good cause that's very close to our hearts. Recently, the Cool Material family lost one of our own due to suicide precipitated ... continue reading
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Bright Ideas: Incredibly Unique Lighting

Lighting doesn't have to be limited to recessed cans, hand me down table lamps or fluorescent ceiling monstrosities. Your home is your castle, not some boring day job where you're punching a clock, so snap out of the idea that your lighting is just supposed to make everything else look good - it can look good in and ... continue reading
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