Tim Jacobsen

About: Founder of Cool Material.

Web: http://coolmaterial.com

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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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Ministry of Supply’s Gemini Dress Shirt Never Has to Be Ironed or Dry Cleaned SPONSORED

Most dress shirts are incredibly uncomfortable and require lots of upkeep. Not the case with Ministry of Supply's new Gemini Dress Shirt. Featuring 2-way stretch material design, the shirt is made for your body in motion. And thanks to a custom fabric blend that combines the temperature regulating PCM from their Apollo shirt and some traditionally structured cotton, you won't feel stuffy and sweaty wearing it. It's also incredibly easy to care for—there's no dry cleaning or ironing necessary, and wrinkles come out as you wear it. You can look better, feel better, and ditch the standard dress shirt hassle. ... check it out
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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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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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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