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...

Seefarer's Glasses Protect Your Eyes from Harmful Blue Light

Seefarer's Glasses Protect Your Eyes from Harmful Blue Light

Modern life revolves around screens. Problem is, staring at your computer and your phone all day can lead to eye strain, headaches, and poor sleep. Fix all of that with a pair of Seefarer’s glasses. Since the proprietary lens technology filters out harmful blue light, your eyes will be left rested, refreshed, and comfortable after a long day in front of the computer. No more headaches. No more restless nights. Plus, since the frames actually look good, you’ll enjoy tossing a pair on. Back them on Kickstarter now and save your eyeballs.

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...

Mission Belt: Fits Perfectly. Fights Poverty.

Mission Belt: Fits Perfectly. Fights Poverty.

We’ve never found a belt that fit exactly right. With holes every inch, they are always a bit too loose or a bit too tight. Mission Belt solved this problem, with a unique ratchet buckle that adjusts every 1/4″. That means a comfortable fit even when your weight fluctuates. There are plenty of styles to choose from but you can also go a la carte and mix and match buckles and straps. We’d be fans of Mission Belt even if that was all that was great about the product and the company, but the fact that a dollar from every Mission Belt sale goes to the “Mission” to fight global hunger and poverty is a huge plus in our book. By partnering with Kiva, Mission Belt has made over 67,000 microloans in more than 70 countries, totaling over $1.6 million in loans. Not a bad little bonus for buying a good-looking belt that will fit perfectly for years to come. And yeah… it’s the belt you saw on Shark Tank.

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...