Tim Jacobsen

About: Founder of Cool Material.

Web: http://coolmaterial.com

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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
MORE: Home, Lighting.
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Speakers That Think Outside The Box

Your computer has a paint job similar to a Ferrari. Your phone looks like an alien communication device. Your wallet is made of recycled rubber. You clearly aren't a person content with coloring in the lines or thinking inside the box when it comes to design, so why should your speakers be so... conventional? Snap ... continue reading
$ buy MORE: Audio, Speakers, Tech.
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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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DIY Gear: Create Your Own Awesome

Believe it or not, Do-It-Yourself isn't just the realm of Bob Vila and that dude Ty on all those Discovery shows. You can, in fact, do it yourself. With a helpful bit of inspiration and an almost complete lack of instruction (exactly how we like it), you can combine found items and a bit of know-how into some seriously ... continue reading
$ buy MORE: Art, DIY, Furniture, Home, Lighting.
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Robo Rainbow

Described as "a complicated technical solution to aide in simple acts of vandalism" the Robo Rainbow was created to tag up the streets with the perfect rainbow. It's a cool idea and a nice gesture (considering he could have rigged it to draw something vulgar) but what would have been really great is if it was a double ... continue reading
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Denim Primer

This is a Gillette sponsored article that offers quick and useful tips on buying better quality jeans. (Thanks Gillette!) If you're not naked and you're not at work, you're probably in jeans. When faced with pants-mandatory situations, jeans are the go-to solution for guys everywhere. Guys and denim ... continue reading
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