This iconic brawler from Japan has made appearances in video games from Need for Speed to virtually every version of Gran Turismo. It has made appearances in no less than 6 of The Fast and Furious franchise productions. And sadly, the aptly named “Godzilla” wasn’t even fully available in the United States until 2008. Why? Some rumors claim that it was just too damn fast for the police to catch. Uh… yeah sure. Actually, it just didn’t comply with U.S. safety and emissions regulations. Not as sexy as the police thing but whatever. Of course, we are talking about the NIssan Skyline. But while the Skyline is relatively new in the U.S., the history of this highly coveted tuner car goes all the way back to 1957 in a ward of Tokyo called Suginami, Japan.
Luxury Beginnings and Godzilla.
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Summer is the season of the big budget blockbuster, the kinds of movies that wow your eyeballs and gently pat your brain and whisper "shh." And while this summer has its fair share of them that will be entertaining—Jurassic World, Ant-Man, another Mission Impossible—there are other movies that should be on your ... continue reading
FLUXMOB BOLT is the world's smallest battery backup and wall charger combined. It's awesome, but based on feedback, FLUXMOB went ahead and improved on the original. Introducing: BOLT². FLUXMOB was able to double the capacity to 6000mAh, add a second USB port, and most importantly, they more than doubled the output to 2.4A. What does that all mean? It means you can charge your phones and tablets at the same time and up to 4x faster than standard USB. Despite these performance upgrades, BOLT² is still ultra compact. TAKE CHARGE with BOLT². ... check it out
Monday, May 25th is a day that you get to spend out of the office with friends, family and a cold beer in your hand because of all of the people that gave their lives while serving in the Armed Forces. This outfit will have you looking good and keeping cool regardless of whether or not you're hosting (check out 8 ... continue reading
Weekly Style Finds
Sifting through menswear trends and labels is too much for the average guy. Why would you want to spend your day researching when you know 99% of the things you’d find you’d never wear? A better option: Weekly Style Finds. Each week we’ll bring you some of our favorite new items so you ... continue reading
Outfitting your home or apartment with the furniture, artwork, and knickknacks from the same big box stores that everyone else shops at is a recipe for a clone of a home. Your pad will look just like countless other pads. Your couch will be the same as a friend's; your coffee table will be the same one your coworker, ... continue reading
It's the season of charred meat. For too long you've been cooped up cooking in a kitchen; it's time to get out. That means it's time to dust off the grill. But before you go throw some patties on, consider trying one or more of these grilling hacks. Each will help elevate your BBQ game this summer.
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With the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, we get to take another dip into the dystopian brilliance of George Miller. And when it comes to outfits, think dirt-caked pieces that approach, but never cross into, steampunk territory. Here’s a slightly more tuned down version of what Tom Hardy will be wearing.
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Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so we're here to help. These are a handful of the new titles we think deserve a space on your eReader or your nightstand.
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You’re going to need a beverage to quench your thirst while mowing the lawn, manning the grill, or just being out under the summer sun—may we suggest beer? We asked around the Cool Material office to find our favorite summer suds. These are our picks:
Tim Jacobsen - Founder
Firestone Walker Easy Jack
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Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just let us be your guide. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure.
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Remember that Copper Pour Over Coffee Maker DIY project we covered from Ben Uyeda at Homemade Modern? He's got another "CoffeeScapes" DIY project, but this time around it involves iron pipe, a 2x6 and, optionally, test tubes. The Iron Pipe Pour Over Coffee Maker functions a lot like the Copper Pour Over Coffee Maker ... continue reading
This Sunday, May 10th, is Mother's Day. Hopefully you don't need a reminder, or a gift, but it's probably high time to think about what you're going to do on Mother's Day. Make brunch reservations. Put on a jacket. Pick up some flowers. Whether it's for the woman you call Mom, or the mother of your children, do something ... continue reading
Man against the odds. There's perhaps no storyline more prevalent in film history. But take it to the extreme, toss in a dash of Mother Nature, and you have the makings of a great survivalist film. Often with true stories as the basis, these films ignite something primal in us. Want to see the best of the best? These ... continue reading
Goods: The Season's Best Sunglasses
You've already stashed the sweaters away and tossed your jacket in the farthest reaches of your closet, now it's time for a new pair of sunglasses for the season. And if you're still using the $15 ones you bought at a mall kiosk, it's time for a pair a little nicer. Here are ... continue reading
Every couple of weeks, we’re bringing you a roundup of vintage wheels on the auction block that we’re obsessing over.
1963 Land Rover Santana
In 1958, the now defunct Santana Motors company reached a deal to build Land Rover models in Spain. In essence, Land Rover sent them parts, or what they called "Complete ... continue reading