Tim Jacobsen

About: Founder of Cool Material.

Web: http://coolmaterial.com

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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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The Transparent Speaker Sponsored

Instead of adding knobs, unnecessary features, and other knickknacks to make a better speaker, People People did the exact opposite. The Swedish design agency stripped one bare to create the most beautiful speaker you've never laid eyes on. The glass box holds just the premium audio components and nothing else. The active 2.1 Transparent Speaker comes ready for Wi-Fi devices like Apple's AirPort Express so you can stream music, or plug in your device using the speaker's 3.5mm mini-jack. Pick one up from TheBlueprint.com and you'll get free US shipping, just be prepared for every guest to comment on how awesome it is. ... check it out
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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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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
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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
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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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