The Messograf Pen

The Messograf Pen

Your average guy uses an an average pen: unremarkable and cheap. It writes, and that's the extent of its talents (maybe you occasionally use it to pen...

A History of the World According to Facebook

A History of the World According to Facebook

Towards the end of last year, I found myself up against an article deadline for this website while a few cocktails deep. This is not a great place to be, because a) you’re short on time, b) anything you write seems totally awesome, and c) it isn’t. You submit it anyway for ob...

Aether's Ion Jacket Is a Modern Take on the Classic Bomber

Aether's Ion Jacket Is a Modern Take on the Classic Bomber

The bomber’s been around in one form or another since the 1920’s thanks to its mix of style and practicality. In that spirit, Aether’s created the Ion Jacket. The distinct look of the bomber’s definitely present, but they’ve done a bit of updating. The 800-fill goose down promises to keep you warm and the nylon and rib knit will keep the wind out. There’s also an audio valve for your headphones built into the pockets, so no weird MacGyvering with cords and zippers to listen to your music while staying warm. It’s a jacket designed to take you all the way through fall and winter.

The New Art

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...

Bizarre World Records

Bizarre World Records

World records are usually spoken of in terms of the professional athlete, with time, distance, speed and strength being the facto units of measurement. But as any Guinness representative will...

Bizarre World Records

Bizarre World Records

This post is brought to you by Saab. At Saab, we believe in independent thinking. It’s in everything we do. Learn more here. World records are usually spoken of in terms of the professional athlete, with time, distance, speed and strength being the facto units of measu...

5 Iconoclasts and their Moment

5 Iconoclasts and their Moment

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 split atom, a modified DeLorean. Many contend that history is shaped slowly, by the ebbs of cultural and s...

Apps We Wish Existed

Apps We Wish Existed

In the last several years, Apps have become ubiquitous in everyday life. They have cute names like Shazam or Emoji, and do cute things like read barcodes or slice digital fruit. And while that's great, we at Cool Material sometimes wish we had Apps that could do... well, more. ...

Linear Edge Track Artwork

Linear Edge Track Artwork

If you think these are abstract pieces of line art, you're not a racing fan. These are the furthest thing from abstract, actually; they're perfect reproductions of some of the world's most vaunted race tracks. From Le Mans to Donnington Park to Laguna Seca, these tracks have seen...

75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking

75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking

If you and your buddy are in a battle over who can purchase the most ridiculously large book, then you have just won. Beyond that, Paul Levitz's seminal anthology on one of the greatest comic book labels ever is worth your while anyway. With more than two thousand images, covers...

Whiskey Barrel Flooring

Whiskey Barrel Flooring

In our opinion, wood floors are the only way to go. They're beautiful and classy... like Demi Moore, while something like linoleum is cheap and easy... like Lindsey Lohan. But not all wood floors are created equal. Reclaimed wood, which carries with it the beauty that's only fou...