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 pensively chew on). But considering we all use a writing implement virtually every single day, it makes sense that aforementioned implement incorporates a little more into its repertoire. The Messograf pen is just that. Actually it's "just that" and a whole lot more, incorporating a ruler, calipers, tread gauge, thread scale.... the list goes on. It also happens to be a smooth refillable ballpoint, as well as fashioned from solid metal in a handsome utilitarian shape. It's a definite step up from a Bic, though some would make the argument writing in the dirt with a stick is a step up from a Bic. ... check it out
Wearing your wedding ring while riding your mountain bike, playing sports, or doing a slew of other physical activities is uncomfortable, but showing up at home without one one could end up being far worse. The QALO Ring is your solution. It's the wedding ring for guys with an active lifestyle. The thick silicone bands ... continue reading
Season after season, Nice Laundry churns out the cleanest, most edited collection of socks out there. Their Spring/Summer 2015 collection just launched and the highlight is their “Sock Drawer Makeover," which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for just $99 with free shipping. That's a fraction of the price you’d pay anywhere else. Plus, they’ll recycle all of your old socks for free—whether you’re a Wild Child or a Dreamer, that’s some Spring Cleaning you’ll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can even receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
Tossing your wallet, keys, and random everyday carry items haphazardly on your nightstand after work looks sloppy. Problem is, most valets on the market look like they belong in a dusty antique shop and not on your dresser. These simple leather valets are a stylish alternative. Each Everyday Carry Tray is handmade in Minneapolis using belt-weight leather and solid brass rivets. They’re sturdy and raw, and a perfect home for your daily necessities. ... check it out
Like your favorite pair of jeans, this ballpoint pen has been given the stonewash treatment. The pocket-sized writing instrument sports a metal tip, pocket clip, and a worn-in appearance. Perfect for tossing in your denim’s pocket on a daily basis. ... check it out
Calling your to-do list by another name isn’t going to change the way you feel about it. Whether it’s your “Honey Do List” for stuff around the house or a “Productivity Schedule” for the office, in your mind everything gets filed under the same list: Shit I Gotta Fucking Get Done. Just be honest and call ... continue reading
In an effort to tame that mess of keys without adding to the bulk, consider adding the Pickpocket Alpha to your everyday carry. The titanium keychain offers multiple holes for different key rings, a bottle opener, and a pocket clip all in a slim package. ... check it out
This is Ground, the maker behind some of the most clever iDevice storage and accessory options out there, is back with the most ambitious project yet--The Mod. The Mod starts as what looks like a simple leather folio for your iPad Mini. On the left, there are places for your business or transit cards, a charging cable, ... continue reading
Most desks are pretty boring. If you're at the office, it's frequently a combination of function before form pieces that leaves the entire environment sterilized. If you're at home, it's probably filled with papers, pens and other office supplies. Even if you work at a relatively "hip" office, you could probably use ... continue reading
Long associated with just denim, indigo has recently popped up in so many pieces of clothing and decor. Japanese fabrics in these shades of blue have been used to craft everything from sharp-looking scarves to sneakers and button-downs. Often with simple white lines, dots, and other small details, these fabrics are the inspiration for the latest series of Word. Notebooks.
Each set includes three notebooks in different indigo patterns. All feature our unique organizational system to keep everything you jot down in order.
Every Word. Notebook is designed and made in the USA.
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This isn't the first time we've talked about Nocs audio equipment around here, and it probably won't be the last. They consistently deliver high-quality products that look good. Their products consistently sound good in the high, low and everywhere in between departments. Most importantly, they spend a serious amount ... continue reading
If you’ve ever owned a pair of Red Wing boots, you know they can stand up to a solid beating. Now that same leather can protect your keys, change, wallet, and random everyday carry items along with your feet. Each Boot Leather Valet is made from actual Red Wing boot leather and lined with a printed canvas that is ... continue reading
We could go on and on about the benefits of simplicity when it comes to design. We could even take a trip back and talk about the painstaking process of lost wax casting. But we're not going to do either one of those things because this brass s-bend keyhook from Tender Co. speaks for itself. Designed to sit flush with ... continue reading
Cunning, careful, and mysterious. For your private dealings that happen under the dark of night, there’s the new Stealth Camo Notebook from Word. The latest camo pattern from Word. Notebooks is an ode to life’s more covert affairs and secretive matters. Every notebook is designed and made in the USA and features our unique organizational system to keep track of your to-do lists and tasks. Pick up a pack and start your clandestine note-taking now. ... check it out
As much as it might resemble an overcooked version of its Pillsbury crescent roll cousin (once removed), this leather Tanner Goods Case is not for eating. The filling in question, nice sunglasses, is provided by you. Tanner Goods brings 5.5oz Horween Rich Chromexcel leather in one of five colors (black, Chicago tan, ... continue reading
We’d like to thank you for stopping by Cool Material. After you’ve perused the site, we’d like to kindly welcome you to stop by our gift shop before you go. Okay, this isn’t some lame museum with tasteful nudes, but we do have some gear in our shop that will make for solid holiday gifts. Here are a few of our favorite items that we stock. Sorry for the lack of tasteful nudes. ... continue reading